Drawing Towards Design

This Journal entry is a repost of the original September 1, 2011 entry.

 

I have always marveled at great draftsmanship – whether they be working drawings done by hand or computer, quick conceptual or design sketches or finished renderings.  The intent of all drawing is to communicate visually what can’t be conveyed with words alone – for me this is usually a sense of the overall character, a sense of the big idea and how it might be realized.  Quick, freehand sketches have an inherent looseness that is compatible with the imprecise nature of our conceptual ideas.  Following is a selection of my design sketches and drawings starting with a couple of early hard-lined design drawings, followed by the kind of conceptual sketches we do routinely – sometimes right in client meetings (!)