It’s no secret that the ability to sketch is of significant importance to anyone trying to work through a visual concept. I was pretty shaky with the whole idea when I first got to architecture school, having never sketched a thing before in my life, so I decided to practice sketching other people’s ideas to help me when the time came to document my own.
I love sketches a LOT. There’s something so raw and evocative in them that it’s truly difficult to tear my eyes away! Each line has a life of its own, and I’m always surprised and amazed when a single contour gives definition and meaning to what it delineates in a way that no steady stream of flowery words could ever hope. Being quite a talker myself, this is an extra-humbling experience.
I’m going to start assembling a collection of sketches from other designers and architects that I think are pretty sweet in the next few weeks to share on here, but in the meantime, here’s a series I did when I was practicing the skill and developing my style. Can you tell whose designs I’ve drawn?
L’eglise de Lourtier, Alberto Sartoris
Tschuggen Bergoase Spa, Mario Botta
Park Guell, Antonio Gaudi
Fallingwater, Frank Lloyd Wright
Have a good one!