Drawer's Hour: Drawings with Legs
Creating illustrations that shape our cities.
The Urbanarium Studio encourages public discourse on the planning and design of our communities. The drawings our illustrator cohort creates are intended to live past a Studio, be shared widely, used freely (creative commons) and inspire new ideas that get implemented.
At this special session for our illustrator cohort, we considered what is needed in a co-designed illustration so that concepts live on and contribute to city-making processes, spaces and buildings.
Twelve of our illustrators joined us at the Henriquez Partners Architects studio, where we discussed techniques for effective live illustration and how the program can better support skill development and learning for our cohort. Common themes of discussion included the difference between drawing from vignette versus site plan approaches, effective use of white space, and techniques like line weight for creating a hierarchy of images within drawings.