There are many drawing types. In architecture and urban design, to draw is to connect with an idea; drawing is an action that transfers thinking into a two-dimensional image. It is planned, considered, and exploratory. A city is a complex place, and drawing a city needs careful planning. When we draw, we need to think hard about what we want to communicate. Drawing what you see can explain many things. It can describe an idea of space, an experience, a mood, or material. Drawing starts with a blank sheet of paper, it may be in a sketchbook or on a canvas. Before you start to draw, look carefully and think hard.

Drawing the city can be a simple exercise of starting with small square frames on a page and sketching lines to suggest buildings ...

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