Sketch Like an Architect: Step-by-Step from Lines to Perspective

David Drazil, Architect & CG Artist

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9 Videos (44m)
    • Trailer

      1:42
    • Project Overview

      1:45
    • Lines & 2D Objects

      7:53
    • Basic Perspective Rules

      5:40
    • Shadows, Textures & Materiality

      6:45
    • Populating Your Sketch

      6:00
    • Adding Vegetation

      7:28
    • Awesome Perspective Sketch

      6:05
    • Final Thoughts

      0:52

About This Class

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In this class you are going to learn a step-by-step process how to sketch like an architect. It begins with the very basics of making straight lines and progresses to gradually more complex compositions of sketched perspectives. Along the way I will share important tips and tricks, drills, and techniques to achieve sketches with architectural look, strong character, and story within.

You will learn not only the sketching technique, but also about the thinking behind the process - e.g. why and how to add people to your sketches, how to create a sense of depth in an image, and much more.

This class is perfect for anyone interested in sketching or drawing. If you´re an architecture student, you´d like to capture the moments from your holidays, spaces around you, or you just like to doodle, then this class is just for you!

You don´t have to be great to start, you have to start to be great! So don´t worry, if you´re not super confident at sketching and give it a chance with this class. I´m looking forward to seeing all of your sketches..! :)

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Great teacher, great material, awesome class!
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One of the best classes I've taken on Skill share. From the video filming, materials used and his personal teaching style. Useful, thoughtful and constructive tips. Thank you!
Very useful information. One small complaint is the music loop in the background which becomes very annoying.

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David Drazil

Architect & CG Artist

David Drazil is a young architect and CG artist from the Czech Republic, currently based in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Since his childhood he‘s been fascinated by visuals and has been inclined to fine arts, architecture, and graphic design. During his architectural studies, both in the Czech Republic and Denmark, David found his passion in the visual presentation of architecture - namely architectural sketching, visualisations, animation, and virtual reality.

To name a few accomplishments, David obtained several academic distinctions, including the Yellow Card Award for outstanding and high quality studio project (2011, nomination 2012) and Best student‘s visualisation award (2013, 2014). Furthermore, he wrote an online article about Photoshop post-process in arch-viz, and presented a Net-ZEB project City Gardens at the Passive Housing Conference 2016 in Brno, CZ.

David has gained working experience from both Czech and Danish studios, such as Cigler Marani Architects and KHR Architecture. In 2016, David graduated from Aalborg University in Denmark with a Master of Science (MSc.) degree in Architecture and Design.