Here's the master Michael Graves writing in the New York Times: "Architecture and the Lost Art of Drawing." I absolutely agree - drawing and the designer's hand are part of the machinery of thought, vital parts of study, memory, and creation.
I am also strangely encouraged to discover that I share my love of the humble rolls of yellow tracing paper known to architects of my generation as "yellow trace" or, most affectionately, "trash paper."
(Because, while designing, we trash soooo much of it.)
A sketch for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at Uptown Players, copyrighted, of course
As Michael Graves's sketches are copyrighted, here's the most Gravesian of my own, a sketch for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels on - of course! - yellow trace.
An earlier post on architectural sketching HERE.