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Artistic Architectural Sketching with Procreate

A course by Ehab Alhariri
Architect, Designer, and Digital Artist. Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Joined March 2021
, Architect, Designer, and Digital Artist

Digitize your architectural drawings and create unique renders through perspective, lighting, shadow, and texture

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  • 97% positive reviews (168)
  • 7862 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Digitize your architectural drawings and create unique renders through perspective, lighting, shadow, and texture

  • 97% positive reviews (168)
  • 7862 students
  • 14 lessons (2h 15m)
  • 26 additional resources (13 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

Every building around you once had a long creative process behind its construction. With new illustration software like Procreate, creative processes have become easier, allowing more room for creativity and innovation. Renowned architect and digital artist Ehab Alhariri creates architectural sketches in Procreate that perfectly fit the needs and the budget of his clients.

In this course, Ehab teaches you his process for creating seamless architectural illustrations. Discover how to use the latest software to design, illustrate, and finalize visually striking architectural sketches with the dynamic and easy-to-use digital tools in Procreate.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Introduction to Digital Sketching and Procreate
  • U3
    U3. Application
  • U4
    U4. Final Touches and Sharing
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Meet Ehab, architect, designer, digital artist, and your teacher for this course. Hear about his creative journey, his love for architecture, and about the people who have influenced and shaped his work.

Get an overview of digital sketching and why it’s important for architecture. Learn about the various perspectives in architectural sketching, and how Procreate can make the process easier. Discover what dynamic compositions are and how they can make your work more interesting. Ehab then discusses light and shadows, and how they can elevate your sketch to give it more depth. Explore colors and textures, then learn drawing techniques to create elements like glass, metal, concrete, and more.

Dive into the illustration phase by sketching some rough drafts for two types of perspectives. Then transfer your final sketch into Procreate. Create a color palette and see how to add texture to your design. Implement a light source and create shadows.

Ehab then teaches you how to add effects to your illustration, and how to create a background. Using your sketch as a reference, Ehab guides you step-by-step through creating a design process diagram and enriching your illustration with realistic details. Finally, learn how to add your name or a logo to your composition, then produce a time-lapse video of your creative process. Wrap up the course by exporting and sharing your work!

What is this course's project?

Create a poster with an architectural design in isometric perspective and a 2-point perspective, as well as a design process diagram.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is great for both architectural students or professional architects, as well as artists and designers, who want to explore new ways to present their ideas and concepts.

Requirements and materials

Basic understanding of perspective and some experience with Procreate is required.

To take this course, you need access to Procreate or similar software, as well as a wireless stylus pen accessory.


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Ehab Alhariri

A course by Ehab Alhariri

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Architect, Designer, and Digital Artist

Ehab Alhariri is a Syrian architect and digital artist based in Washington, DC. He studied architecture in Damascus University, and after graduating in 2007, started his career as a design architect in Dubai. His professional experience in Dubai allowed him to work on major projects ranging from commercial and residential architecture, to hotels and high rise buildings.

He is currently the head architect at 4Space Interior Design. His designs have been featured in Architizer and CNN Arabic, among other news outlets, for his work on “A Futuristic Smart Sustainable Mountain” and “L-Lake House”. Since entering the digital illustration world, he has received wide online recognition, amassing over 102K followers on Instagram.


  • U1


    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Introduction to Digital Sketching and Procreate

    • Why Sketching on Procreate?
    • About Perspective
    • Dynamic Compositions
    • Light and Shadow
    • Color and Texture in Procreate
  • U3


    • The Initial Sketch
    • Final Sketch
    • Color Palette and Textures
    • Adding Light and Shadows
  • U4

    Final Touches and Sharing

    • Adding Effects and Background
    • Design Process Diagram
    • Exporting and Sharing
  • FP

    Final project

    • Architectural Design in Procreate

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    Enjoy learning from home without a set schedule and with an easy-to-follow method. You set your own pace.

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    Learn valuable methods and techniques explained by top experts in the creative sector.

  • Meet expert teachers

    Each expert teaches what they do best, with clear guidelines, true passion, and professional insight in every lesson.

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    Videos of the highest quality, so you don't miss a single detail. With unlimited access, you can watch them as many times as you need to perfect your technique.

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    Ask questions, request feedback, or offer solutions. Share your learning experience with other students in the community who are as passionate about creativity as you are.

  • Connect with a global creative community

    The community is home to millions of people from around the world who are curious and passionate about exploring and expressing their creativity.

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Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need to complete a specific project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the teacher and with other students, creating a dynamic course community.

All courses are 100% online, so once they're published, courses start and finish whenever you want. You set the pace of the class. You can go back to review what interests you most and skip what you already know, ask questions, answer questions, share your projects, and more.

The courses are divided into different units. Each one includes lessons, informational text, tasks, and practice exercises to help you carry out your project step by step, with additional complementary resources and downloads. You'll also have access to an exclusive forum where you can interact with the teacher and with other students, as well as share your work and your course project, creating a community around the course.

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Artistic Architectural Sketching with Procreate. Architecture, Spaces & Illustration course by Ehab Alhariri Best seller

Artistic Architectural Sketching with Procreate

A course by Ehab Alhariri
Architect, Designer, and Digital Artist. Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Joined March 2021
  • 97% positive reviews (168)
  • 7862 students