Over the Christmas holidays, I spent some late (but enjoyable) evenings illustrating several stories written by architects for the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) journal PERSPECTIVES....line art, pencil sketches, B&Wscratchboard. I had some great chats with editor Gordon Grice about the state of hand-drawing in this age of 3D computer simulation. Our conclusion: drawing is alive but perhaps on life support. The upside is that architects and artists who CAN draw, are in possession of an increasingly valuable and rare skill. Keep that sketchbook handy. Draw, draw, draw. There is something about the hand/pencil-eye connection that makes drawing an engaging visceral exercise unlike virtual digital manipulation.
The spring Perspectives issue has just been released in print and in digital format. Have a look at : http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/OAAQ0112/index.php?startid=10#/10