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‘Design software weakens classic drawing skills’ says Jim Christie in the Washington Post (via ArchNewsNow).

Abso-bloody-lutely says I. Agree with the article whole heartedly, however, this section championing the role of CAD, actually does the opposite.

Computer graphics allow artists to move briskly. By contrast, drawing on paper can be frustrating, forcing concentration, introspection and revision as an idea or vision takes shape.

Firstly, there’s not a way made that I can get my PC to move as fast as the speed I need things to move from my brain to the page. Briskly maybe, but not nearly briskly enough.

Secondly, frustration, forced concentration, introspection and revisions of an idea or vision are all conditions that should be sought out and embraced. Not eradicated with ctrl-z.

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