Draw It

Tools, Techniques, and Methods

Lynn Craig with Cary Perkins


A compact, portable drawing resource book, crafted to be a companion tool for students, professionals, and those interested in learnign how to draw anything.


5.75 x 8.25" Portrait
Trade Paper
Publication date: 
Spring 2015
Rights world: 

A compact, portable drawing resource book of over 200 highly illustrated pages of sketching and drawing techniques, the book is crafted to be a companion tool which is tucked in your travel gear and referred to regularly. The book is durable with helpful color-coded pages to cross reference with demonstrated drawing tools.

The book is organized into three Drawing Chapters:  First, Tools +Techniques, from black and white to color drawings: Second, Methods, where perspective drawing rules are established, followed by Learning from The Masters to learn color theory and composition, then drawing Cityscapes + Landscapes, Aerial Perspectives, with demonstrations of Quick Draw and Slow Draw techniques: Third, Drawing as a Way of Thinking where Analytical Sketching, Sequential Serial View drawings and Developing Design Proposals Using the Story Board Method are illustrated.

About the author: 

Lynn Craig, FAIA, RIBA

A nationally recognized design teacher and award winning architect, Professor Lynn Craig, FAIA, RIBA, teaches Freehand Drawing as a vehicle to visually analyze and communicate urban design, architecture and landscape projects to design  students and professionals. Prof. Craig is an alumnus of Clemson University, and Washington University, St.Louis, with a Master of Architecture and Urban Design degree. A member of the AIA and the RIBA, having practiced internationally for ten years, receiving International Design awards, returning to South Carolina in 1981 to practice architecture and teach at Clemson University, School of Architecture. 

Cary Perkins, AIA

A former student of Lynn Craig’s while at Clemson University, Cary Perkins is a practicing  architect and Associate at McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture with over ten years  of experience in commercial and community-based design.  Ms. Perkins also teaches architectural design as an adjunct instructor at the South Carolina Governor’s School  for the Arts and Humanities. Prior to receiving her Master of Architecture at Clemson, Ms. Perkins completed a BFA  with a focus on oil painting from Converse College in Spartanburg, SC and spent several years working in marketing and advertising.  Her love for graphic design and visual communication developed during this time and still plays a heavy role in her work.