Department: BSc Architecture
Module Description: This module introduces and tends to equip (via numerous assignments) students with the essential skills needed for freehand drawing (i.e. drawing done by hand without the use of tools or aids such as templates, stencils, tracing, etc.). It emphasises on the ability to have good command on the use of hand, improvement in observation skills which helps train the eye for better accuracy in estimating lengths and foreshortenings, and ability to concentrate to achieve better accuracy.
Bayliss, S. (2009). A beginner’s guide to freehand drawing. Bright Pen.
Burn, R.C. (2015). The ornamental draughtsman and designer. London: Forgotten Books.
Cross, A.K. (1895). Freehand drawing, light and shade and freehand perspective for the use of art students and teachers. Boston: Kessinger Publishing.
Ellis, G. (2015). Modern technical drawing: a handbook describing in detail the preparation of working drawings, with special attention to oblique and circle-on-circle work, perspective, freehand drawing and "setting out"; also various styles of lettering. London: Forgotten Books.
Frederick, M. (2007). 101 things I learned in architecture school. The MIT press.
Koncelik, J. (2008). Conceptual drawing. Australia : Delmar Cengage Learning.
Laseau, P. (2004). Freehand sketching: an introduction. W.W. Norton and Company.
Leggitt, J. (2009). Drawing shortcuts: developing quick drawing skills using today's technology. 2nd edn. Wiley.
Vebell, V. (2015). Exploring the basics of drawings. 2nd edn. Stamford, CT : Cengage Learning.