Sketch Like an Architect

Step-by-Step from Lines to Perspective

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Whether you're a professional architect or a hobby sketcher, you'll learn to impress with your sketched compositions! Join architect David Drazil in this online course which has been tested and proven by thousands of happy students and get better in architectural sketching, fast!


In this course you are going to learn a step-by-step process how to sketch like an architect. It begins with the very basics of making straight lines and progresses to gradually more complex compositions of sketched perspectives. Along the way I will share important tips and tricks, drills, and techniques to achieve sketches with architectural look, strong character, and story within.

You will learn not only the sketching technique, but also about the thinking behind the process - e.g. why and how to add people to your sketches, how to create a sense of depth in an image, and much more.


Structure of this course is divided into 6 steps:

Step 01: Lines & 2D Objects
Step 02: Basic Perspective Rules
Step 03: Shadows, Textures & Materiality
Step 04: Populating Your Sketch
Step 05: Adding Vegetation
Step 06: Awesome Perspective Sketch


This course is perfect for anyone interested in sketching or drawing. If you´re an architecture student, you´d like to capture the moments from your holidays, spaces around you, or you just like to doodle, then this course is just for you!

You don´t have to be great to start, you have to start to be great! So don´t worry, if you´re not super confident at sketching and give it a chance with this online course. I´m looking forward to seeing all of your sketches!


There's a new (updated for 2023) downloadable 117-page PDF Handbook accompanying this course, including:

  • all the summarized information from the lessons
  • 40+ important and to-the-point tips & tricks for each exercise
  • 15 sketching worksheets for practicing
  • many finished examples of beautiful sketches explaining key techniques
  • further resources to explore.

On top of that, in the BONUS SECTION of the course, you can find 3 extra videos capturing the full process of sketching from a blank paper to a finished sketch.


Get personalized feedback from David on your sketches and drawings in the form of a valuable written feedback focused on both your strengths and areas of improvement. In relevance to your submitted work, the feedback will be focused on areas such as:
  • composition & focal points,
  • storytelling,
  • scale & depth,
  • line quality, shading & texturing technique,
  • personalized tips & tricks for improvement,
  • your questions, and more...


When completing all the lessons, you'll get your unique Certificate of Completion, which you can add to your CV, Portfolio or on your LinkedIn profile.


"This course is a great primer on architectural sketching and definitely offers some quick wins for those new to the field to build technique. I was particularly impressed by the quality of the downloads, the structure of the content, and how organized the delivery of everything was. You’re clearly invested in seeing your students’ succeed. Congratulations on a job well done!"

- Eric Reinholdt | 30X40 Design.Workshop | NCARB, Maine Licensed Architect

"This is a great course full of really useful insights. The ideas presented are backed up with awesome workbook, packed with information and exercises. A must if you like to draw architecture at any level. Brilliant."

- Mark Lehane

"David Drazil's course, Sketch Like an Architect, is fast paced and snappy, but it is also very informative and easy to follow. He is able to blend an upbeat teaching style with a serious step-by-step process, including worksheets. I also like his accompanying pdf booklet--very useful."

- Erik Wessler

"The teacher has attached an amazing PDF, that's available for free. He is giving amazing tips, that can be used on both a beginner and intermediate level. As a landscape architecture student, this class was a great help for me."

- Zenia Bauer

"For me this course was exactly what I was looking for - a course that taught basic techniques that I could use to convey what I saw or imagined for my own sketches.

The added PDF with references and practice exercise is pure knowledge gold."

- Wendell Servin

"Amazing Teacher! I can't believe this guy can teach a lot of info, tips and techniques in just 40min. If you prefer urban sketching (like me) less technical and more artist, this course is for you too. Thanks David!"

- Jose Puga


Your Instructor

David Drazil, MSc.
David Drazil, MSc.

Architect | Content Creator | Speaker | Author

David Drazil is an architect who loves to sketch. He's the founder of the and a teacher with more than 12,000 online students in his courses.

David is also an author of 3 books on architectural sketching. He is focused on helping architects & designers to improve their clarity of visual communication through his educational resources on both analog & digital sketching and drawing.

Connect with David and follow his work on his popular channels on Instagram (200k+) and Youtube.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.