What is Basic Sketching ?
BASIC SKETCHING FOR INTERIOR DESIGNER
Sketching is about creative seeing, such as how to isolate things from a complex visual field. It is about emotions and feelings and the communication between artist and object.
Sketching is the practice of drawing a rough outline or rough draft version of a final piece of art. Sketching can be used in preparation for a large piece of art, or to just get an idea of how something will look. Have you always enjoyed sketching and doodling, but you’ve never actually tried your hand at real drawing techniques before?
Drawing is something that we really recommend everyone tries at least for a little bit in their lifetime! Life any art or skill, it takes a lot of practice, but you’ll feel accomplished when you see how quickly your abilities develop.
The trends of drawing in the last decade have included concerns about colors, styles, expression, and speed. These features are responses to new technology and our contemporary lifestyle. Yet these trends have little to do with the pedagogy of design education and drawing. I see sketching as the foundation of a strong design curriculum and a prerequisite course for all future designers. Sketching is about eye–hand coordination. We see, observe, and then record. Pencil becomes the medium through which images are transferred and documented. Pencil becomes the physical link between the eyes, the mind, and the hand. It happens to be the ideal sketching tool because it is easy to pick up and inexpensive to cultivate as a hobby. The flexibility and fluidity of pencil sketching is again another unique feature ideal for beginners. Knowledge and skills learned from pencil sketching are easily transferable to other design subjects, and the benefits are immeasurable and permanent.
In a traditional sketch, the emphasis usually is laid on the general design and composition of the work and on overall feeling. Such a sketch is often intended for the artist’s own guidance; but sometimes, in the context of a bottega (studio-shop) type of production, in which an artist would employ many assistants, sketches were made by the master for works to be completed by others.
There are three main types of functional sketches. The first—sometimes known as a croquis—is intended to remind the artist of some scene or event he has seen and wishes to record in a more permanent form. The second—a pochade—is one in which he records, usually in colour, the atmospheric effects and general impressions of a landscape. The third type is related to portraiture and notes the look on a face, the turn of a head, or other physical characteristics of a prospective sitter.
From traditional to digital,highlights four basic drawing skills for interior sketching across three different media-pencil, ink, and marker. The in-depth approach to various elements of sketching, including details of perception, texture, negative space, elevation, contour, and the treatment of interior and exterior spaces, will help students perfect freehand and drawing skills. Throughout various exercises inspired by field studies, students will learn best practices for creating and presenting work for clients. Additionally, the book introduces the techniques of transforming hand drawings into sophisticated digital drawings using Photoshop, an invaluable resource for both new and seasoned designers.
Interior Design Sketching Techniques