For professional architects, designers, illustrators and students alike, this book demonstrates freehand drawing techniques that are easy to learn and clearly demonstrates how drawing (or “visual thinking”) is such a powerful tool in our approach to design.
As architects and designers, drawing is the best and quickest means of communicating our thoughts and ideas to others including ourselves. It is my hope that this book will inspire others to continue to practice the art of drawing in all of its forms. I have always taught my students and interns that there are three steps in becoming proficient in drawing and design....Imitation, Inspiration and finally Innovation. Trace copy or steal these sketches until you develop your own style. Enjoy the magic of drawing and have fun!
Edward A. Vance, AIA, is an architect and the founder of EV&A Architects, a specialty design firm located in Las Vegas, Nevada.