chapter  22
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Exploration through the sketchbook – some suitable subjects

Developing a personal appreciation of buildings and places through the sketchbook benefits from a structured approach. The pursuit of design experience via the freehand drawing requires an allocation of time and the selection of topics relevant to your urban enquiries. Rather than try to draw a whole town, it is often useful to focus upon part of a neighbourhood or a particular topic and explore it systematically. For example, you may decide to concentrate upon one street and show how its character changes from one end to another. Alternatively, you could focus your attention on a square or courtyard, recording how the buildings relate to the space, and how people interact with it.