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Drawing for Interior Design by Drew Plunkett

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The impact of the computer

There is still some disagreement about whether images produced by computer can be described as ‘drawings’ at all. Those who harbour doubts have a visceral feeling that a drawing is something that must be made by the hand and that the communion of hand, eye and intellect has a power which offers the only true road to visual creativity.

There is a sentimental presumption that drawing by hand represents a more ‘artistic’ activity than drawing by computer, but this is an argument usually put forward by those with a vested interest in their own well-developed and polished drafting skills. It also denies the evidence of history. The pencil on paper is an improvement on the stick that scratched lines in the mud and sand, and ...

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