Drawing connects the hand to the mind. So it is no wonder that all exemplary designers (whether they are in fashion or in structures) are very skilled at making clear and convincing drawings to inform their own thought process, go into a dialogue with and convince the client. In this post I give you some advice on creating drawings and incorporating them into the design process.
You could divide drawings into three categories (although I am not a fan of making categories as it I think it stifles creativity). These categories are:
The referential sketch is a quick rough sketch made to record a design concept for temporary purposes–the designer may refer to it later on, or may only use it to momentarily convey the concept to a colleague.
The preparatory study is a series of drawings that begins to refine details. Its repetitive nature reflects the iterative side of the design process. The designer uses drawings to think through the design solution.
The definitive drawing is typically a colored, scaled, computer-drawn graphic. The design no longer thrives solely in the designer’s mind; the graphic must clearly convey important information to an audience.
And some great sketches by