Why I am so dedicated in teaching architects and designers the power of drawing?
Importantly, designers require the power of insight.
All the definitions below in being ‘insightful’, offer a great direction for designers to strive toward. And, yes, drawing may offer these powerful attributes. Drawing creates commitment, finding appropriate solutions to the many questions presented to a designer in the sometimes complicated design process. Computer images come out of the printer, I find with more questions than answers. I overlay these with trace and with a pencil, create a process that simplifies and begins to define organizing aesthetic/design ideas.
Question, answer, question, answer; a visual dialogue of space, through drawing is a way finding process towards being insightful.
inˈsītfəl,ˈinsītfəl/ adjective adjective: insightful
- having or showing an accurate and deep understanding; perceptive.
- intuitive, perceptive, discerning, penetrating, penetrative, astute, percipient, perspicacious, sagacious, wise, judicious, shrewd, sharp, sharp-witted, razor-sharp, keen, incisive, acute, imaginative, appreciative, intelligent, thoughtful, sensitive, deep, profound; visionary, farsighted, prescient; informalsavvy, right-brained “he gives an insightful analysis of the text