Introduction to iPad Drawing for Architects and Designers

ARCH 711

Explore the special powers of the iPad for early stage concept development.


What you can learn.

  • Understand the basics of both Morpholio Trace and Procreate, and which one is right for you
  • Level up your hand sketching skills using the Apple Pencil combined with digital brushes, layers, and Photoshop-like tools
  • How to use each app's image editing tools to scale and dimension your sketches prior to 3D modeling
  • Learn quick tricks for making persuasive renderings in black-and-white and color

About this course:

Join us for an overview of 3 iPad drawing apps you can use in your daily professional lives: Morpholio Trace, Procreate, and Sketchup for iPad. Our focus will be on three areas of professional practice where hand drawing remains relevant: 1) freehand sketching and design, 2) drafting and design development, and 3) perspective rendering of interior architecture. The seminar will briefly touch on all three apps, then focus on the pros and cons of the two most generally applicable: Morpholio Trace and Procreate.
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