Sketching is trendy. It’s quick. It’s effective. But in most interior design institutions hand-rendering is not a compulsory skill. It’s optional. Sketching for interior designers is seen as further training in interior design business. So why would a beginning or qualified interior designer need to learn how to sketch when they can outsource it or use digital softwares instead?

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“The future belongs to those who learn more skills and combine them in creative ways.”


Is sketching for interior designers is old-school or becoming a trendy tool to communicate?

SketchUp, AutoCad, Vectorworks or any other programme you name it – gets the job done. But we all can agree that computerized work lacks a sense of atmosphere and human touch.

Interiors are made up of small details and elements that may not immediately come to mind to the person who you have outsourced work to. You will have to spend a longer time explaining what it is that you need exactly. More time that you would spend on creating a sketch yourself if you had the ability to…

Sketching for interior designers is more than a skill, you demonstrate your competency and professionalism in the client’s eyes

Sketching for interior designers is an advanced and irreplaceable skill which attracts more opportunities. It’s an additional reason why a client can hopelessly fall in love with you and choose you over anyone else because you demonstrate your competency and professionalism in the client’s eyes. Because it’s you who can sketch there on the spot and it’s you who can visualize it in a very powerful way.

Your ability to hand-render will make you stand out from the rest of your industry colleagues. How? Because you know that not every interior designer can sketch. It has been scientifically proven that 90% of information transmitted to the brain is visual.


So why not use it to your strength?

You might be asking yourself now, how can I learn to sketch if I don’t have an artistic background, nor can I hold a pencil properly?

It is important for an interior designer to draw, but to draw does not mean that you have to be an artist. It is crucial for you as an interior designer to be able to sketch so that not only you can see the idea inside yourself, but also bring it out on paper (or tablet screen) in a very conceptual manner to communicate with both your clients and colleagues. Key word here is conceptual and quick.

Your work might not be a masterpiece, but that’s not the intention. Even having basic sketching skills will allow the designer to experiment with perspective, color, shape and texture during the development phase. To summarize, sketching is a skill to facilitate communication with customers and contractors.

Sketches have this magical ability not to just inspire others, but first and foremost it’s a tool to continuously inspire yourself to create exceptional work.Not everything can be put into words. Hands are our helpers.

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In light of this visual manifestation, I invite each and every single one of you today to start your sketching journey! You might be a qualified interior designer or studying to become one, or maybe someone from the industry eager to learn more about hand-rendering. I welcome everyone at BehindCanvas Online Interior Sketching Academy. Today is the day. All you have to do is click the link below & start learning!

And don’t forget: “The future belongs to those who learn more skills and combine them increative ways!”


Author: Stephanie Galuzo, FOUNDER of BEHINDCANVAS

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