Morpholio Trace, the team who brought the architects’ canary yellow trace paper into the digital world, has been on a ten-year mission to help foster a drawing renaissance for Architects. “Drawing is a form of thought, and the iPad was crucial in re-centering sketching as a primary means of generating and sharing ideas,” says Mark Collins, Architectural Designer and Morpholio Co-Founder.
Today, ArchDaily celebrates this drawing resurgence with a look at those who have dedicated their careers to drawing exploration, advancement, and most importantly…education! To start drawing alongside these renowned architectural sketch educators, download Trace here.
Meet the Top 11 Sketch Educators:
One of the most prolific sketch architects around, Josue has mastered the art of making an architectural drawing into a truly immersive experience. Inhabit his world and your own with the help of his captivating stencils in Trace.
As the head of an award-winning non-profit design studio, Josh Jones communicates big ideas through drawing every day. He reminds us of the beauty of informative diagrams to convey the meaning and purpose behind his dynamic designs. Use his “Diagram and Architecture” palettes to rediscover the power of storytelling through sketching.
Best known for the “Sketch Like an Architect” series, this dedicated author of three books on drawing is slowly becoming THE authority on sketch education. Learn from his pro kit of custom stencils and color palettes in Trace!
Barbara is taking site plan and landscape drawing to the next level by bringing the true ambiance of soft, inky watercolor into the digital space. Work your own magic with her unmistakable landscape stencils and subtle, watercolor-feel palettes.
For Amin, drawing is a way of life and his “sketch every day” philosophy is clearly paying off. Amin pours the same level of beauty and care into every note, line, or detail. See how he makes every pixel count and try his signature color palettes in Trace.
Matthew is blowing minds with quick, fun space planning tutorials in his widely popular, “Plan Attack” series, coming soon to TV. Make smarter furniture layouts and conquer space planning with his custom stencils in Trace.
Carmen uses edgy hues and vibrant illustrations to demonstrate how clarity of form and purposeful color can make architectural drawings into ART. Here, she riffs on a masterpiece by Architect Stuart Franks turning it into a high contrast play of space and structure. Her stunning palettes are now available in Morpholio Trace for your own interpretation!
Bolt’s vast site plans overlay hand rendering with CAD precision to yield legible, scenic drawings that feel inhabitable. His straightforward, yet seductive, method makes it easy to comprehend complex projects at a glance. Try his well-tuned palettes in Trace over your own linework.
Ehab is well known for conceptual sketching, expressing dynamic ideas and big moves using a combo of layered digital drawings and bold diagrams. He uses color to bring materials to life and to cultivate the unique environment of every sketch. Try his palettes in Trace!
One of YouTube’s most profound voices in drawing, Jim teaches you tips, tricks, and strategies for architectural thinking in the digital realm on his YouTube channel “iPad Drawing for Architects”. Check out his new video on how to draw in Trace!
Tommy proves with every drawing that the detail can be as beautiful as the entire building. He’s able to bring each element to life and express the ethos of an entire project in a single sketch.
Le Corbusier famously said, “I prefer drawing to talking. Drawing is faster and allows less room for lies.” These inspiring sketch educators demonstrate the power and truth inherent in hand drawing and prove the value of Corbu’s assertion. Congrats to these super-talents for keeping one of architecture’s greatest traditions alive!
Morpholio Trace is available in Apple’s app store for iPhone and iPad.