What do I need to join the lessons?
Just a valid internet connection and the basic tools for architectural drawing.
What are the tools for architectural drawing?
2B pencil, A4 paper, triangles, ruler, T-bar, coloured crayons, markers, sharpie and eraser.
Is learning drawing hard?
Not the way I teach it… I am extra careful so you will get any lesson learned 100%, then to keep building up on your new skills so you will step-by-step get the abilities you’ve always wanted for drawing and design.
But the secret is that most people out there haven’t got a clue
How much time does it take to get good at drawing?
In order to get a basic skill set going in both technical and freehand drawing, you need at least the first module out of the way (three months), then it comes to around twelve to sixteen months (around 1000 hours of practice) to develop your drawing and design abilities to their fullest.
Are online lesson a good option in comparison to traditional lessons?
Oh yes, online lesson are actually a lot better than just sitting in a classroom for a couple of hours. Communication in online lessons is more specific, the feedback you receive will also be very specific, you will have various sources of content to learn from and a high-quality, supportive and friendly group of colleagues- overall a superior learning experience compared to any traditional classroom lessons.
Which is more important: freehand drawing or technical drawing?
Both are essential to being able to draw and design well as they tackle both right and left sides of your brain… this adds up to creativity as well as logical, technical thinking.
I am afraid to start learning drawing, what should I do?
Go for the ‘Noobie-to-Intermediate” exercises… we will do those first and you will slowly start seeing that you can do it.
My head hurts when I draw. Is there something wrong with me?
No, that’s actually the process of learning happening real time (the neurogenesis process happening) It’s a sign you’re doing good. Keep it up!
Other people say that drawing is out dated, that I can just outsource to computer design software.
Well, like a famous architect put it: “98% of everything built out there is sh*t” Don’t listen to people that say that drawing is dead – their whole approach to architecture is limited and their work mediocre at its best.
What’s the hardest thing about drawing?
I think this has a triple answer: for freehand drawing, the hardest thing definitely implies you having a complete mastery of proportions and being able to come up with ideas on the fly, for technical is getting the mental discipline to be able to tackle any technical subject, as well as the infamous descriptive geometry. Also having the mental fortitude to carry on drawing even when you meet internal/external, real/imaginary resistance…
Why doesn’t anybody teach this in architecture school?
Like mr Gehry pointed out… 98% of architects out there are visually illiterate – so they don’t have a clue on drawing. 98% of what remains are also quite bad at teaching it… so by adding up the numbers you can se how you’ve got a minimal change to learn this, regardless of where you’re studying or have studied architecture.[/text_block]