How to sketch fast and effectively

How to sketch fast and effectively... To sketch fast and effectively, simply take a solid and proceed as follows:

Freehand lettering: a quick head-start

Freehand titles and subtitles requiring larger letters can be accomplished easily with markers and felt tip pens. This technique is good for schematic and preliminary drawings on marker paper, but these freehand outlining techniques...

The just enough detail on a diagrammatic spatial study

Just before we launch ourselves onto the drafting of technical plans, the use of a diagrammatic layout plan can save you a lot of precious time. I produced these set of diagrams using Illustrator, adopting colour to...

Leeds Hospital’s coloured section

This long section drawing quickly renders the main internal spaces. Three points of interest in this drawing are the poché, the representation of shadow on the external side of the building, and the splash of...

Analysing Movement Flow on a brief Diagram

The primary goal of a movement flow diagram is to help shape any design decision regarding the people flows through a building. This diagram was quickly produced in Photoshop to kick-start the conversation on movement flow...

MJH Masterplan: Key buildings on site plans

The Manchester Joint Hospitals project is the coming together of four new hospitals, and provision of additional supplementary facilities such as teaching and research. To represent the new, the old, and the refurbished, a site plan...

MJH Material Elevation

This elevation drawing quickly renders a description of the facade materials. When putting together a traditional set of working drawings, you can quickly describe the proposed materials by making use of your CAD elevation drawings; make...

Leeds Hospital’s Coloured Elevation

This elevation drawing quickly renders the expression of the proposed facade materials. This drawing was produced in AutoCAD and rendered in MColour, back in 2002 at my time at Anshen + Allen, London office. More graphics...

Glasgow Airport’s thought process through bubble diagrams

These diagrammatic drawings were very important in the conceptual development during the design process of this project. The objective of this study was not to conclude a single solution, but to provide a selection of suitable...