The following exercise was given by Anthony Vidler as part of a workshop for LSA students on drawing.
A ‘Ted Talk’ in Drawing
Your client desires a space: not too large, not too small.
Determine its size to accommodate:
Entertaining four visitors
Light: determine the direction of natural light
Draw by hand on tracing paper five generative iterations of your design – keep them all.
Draw using a program that is suitable five iterations of an alternative design – keep them all.
Scan your hand drawings and print in reduced scale on a sheet of A4 paper.
Print your computer iterations at reduced scale on a sheet of A4 sheet of paper.
Select from each your best try and outline in red.
Hint: don’t over think – draw as if you are building the space from ground up.
– Anthony Vidler