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Architectural Drawing: From Imagination to Conceptualization

A course by Pavel Fomenko
Architect, Concept Developer, and Creative Director. Oslo, Norway.
Joined October 2020
, Architect, Concept Developer, and Creative Director

Learn to amplify your ideas with architectural geometry, three-dimensional thinking, and drawing techniques

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  • 97% positive reviews (214)
  • 9302 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Learn to amplify your ideas with architectural geometry, three-dimensional thinking, and drawing techniques



  • 97% positive reviews (214)
  • 9302 students
  • 15 lessons (2h 26m)
  • 15 additional resources (0 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

Drawing is a tool that can be used to bring architectural ideas to life and explore their opportunities. For architect, concept developer, and creative director Pavel Fomenko, it’s an essential part of his practice. He uses architectural geometry, three-dimensional thinking, and drawing techniques to create compelling concepts for clients around the world.

In this course, Pavel teaches you how to use sketching as a powerful way of thinking, seeing, and amplifying your ideas. Unlock your ability to conceptualize and create captivating architectural designs that communicate a message.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Preparation and Tools
  • U3
    U3. Making the Sketch
  • U4
    U4. Final Touches
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Begin by getting to know your teacher, Pavel Fomenko. He shares his creative journey as an architect, concept developer, and creative director before taking a look at the artists who have influenced his work and what you can expect from the course.

Learn how to organize your workspace, then familiarize yourself with the tools needed, from sketchbooks to fine liners. Learn the guiding principles and philosophies behind Pavel’s approach to architectural sketching. Then delve into perspective and how to use it to achieve emotional depth and clarity in your designs. Explore views and compositions, then begin practicing with fine liners and color.

Discover the process behind creating a final drawing. Begin by analyzing an idea before experimenting with sketching. Then, learn how to translate your initial sketches into a more cohesive visual story. Develop your knowledge of perspective, geometry, shape, and space to compose your final design. Learn to use tracing as a sculpting tool, then add depth to your drawing with shading. Use color to create a unique visual experience.

Finalize your sketch by adding annotations, texts, and descriptions driven by your intuition. To finish the course, Pavel shares his advice for unlocking your skill set and using it to pursue your creativity.

What is this course's project?

Develop a series of three-dimensional hand sketches depicting an architectural concept.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is ideal for aspiring architects or anyone with an interest in telling stories through sketching.

Requirements and materials

A basic understanding of geometry and three-dimensional space is required.

You will need a sketchbook, tracing paper, colored pencils, fine liners, and a 0. 5mm mechanical pencil


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Pavel Fomenko

A course by Pavel Fomenko

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Architect, Concept Developer, and Creative Director

Pavel Fomenko is a Russian-born Architect, concept developer, and creative director. His work is heavily influenced by both his grandfather, a WWII pilot and creative craftsman with a talent for drawing, and the industrial beauty of Holland where he moved with his family. He went on to study at an art college in Rotterdam. His drawing skills were noticed by an architect who was starting his own office and alongside him, he was able to hone his skills and learn the ins and outs of running an architectural firm.

Now, with over 20 years of experience in architecture and concept design, Pavel believes in a fearless approach to his craft. He has worked with everyone from real estate developers to clients in the videogame industry and has also co-founded two architecture studios in Oslo. He currently works as a senior architect and concept developer at Gottlieb Paludan Architects, one of Scandinavia's leading companies specialized in infrastructural design and industrial architecture.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Preparation and Tools

    • Presentation of Materials
    • About Sketching
    • About Perspectives
    • Exploring Views and Compositions
    • Fineliner and Color Practice
  • U3

    Making the Sketch

    • The Idea
    • First Sketches and Exploration 1
    • First Sketches and Exploration 2
    • Laying Base
    • Tracing Lines
    • Colors
  • U4

    Final Touches

    • Amplifying Your Sketch
    • Final Tips
  • FP

    Final project

    • Architectural Drawing: From Imagination to Conceptualization

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Architectural Drawing: From Imagination to Conceptualization

A course by Pavel Fomenko
Architect, Concept Developer, and Creative Director. Oslo, Norway.
Joined October 2020
  • 97% positive reviews (214)
  • 9302 students