It has been more than a year since I started posting about My Digital Sketch Experience. A lot has happened since then, not only in my learning process but also in my work. Today I’m making a wrap up of what I could define as a first phase, selecting the 10 most representative projects.

Brick Farmhouse digital sketch - Trying Digital Sketch

01 Smith House

Farmhouse Front Elevation Sketch

02 Mosquite house

03 Tyler House


In some cases, I didn’t like the results of my sketches. In some others, I got led by the excitement of finishing a specific piece, and I went directly to posting it. So this post is about defining the first phase of my experience and also giving it a chronological order.

Country Farmhouse Design

04 Country Farmhouse

Craftsman Mountain House- Digital Sketch

05 Craftsman Mountain House

Brick and Stone House - Digital Sketch

06 Brick and Stones House


This first phase is about discovering the tools. Both hardware and software were new for me, so I struggled to adapt. Initially, as a natural approach, I tried to replicate my workflow in traditional media. So these are my achievements in that direction, all expressed through 10 selected sketches:

Lake House Design Front Elevation Sketch

07 Lake House Design

Prairie House - Digital Sketch

08 Prairie House

Modern Barn House - Digital Sketch

09 Barn House

Well, that is the order of how things happened. For a guy who is an order freak, this was killing me, so now I feel released :D. This first cycle ended when I controlled the hardware and software. It ended when I started to own the tools, and seeing the new things that I could do with them.

Black Lake House Elevataion Sketch

10 Black Lakehouse

You can already see pieces from the next phase posted. My Digital Sketch Experience is still going on, and soon I will make the same wrap up from the second phase, which is about trying to define a style. I’m looking forward to getting to a recognizable aesthetic for my work.

Thanks for keeping up, Sketch on!

2 comments

  1. Nice post, I like seeing the progression of your digital sketches. I noticed that as you gained more skill and comfort over the digital tools the backgrounds became more simple and monochromatic which helps to draw the eye to the subject more effectively, this is evident in sketches 7-10. I think you are certainly getting a handle on the tools and I look forward to seeing your style emerge as you continue. Good stuff, keep it up!

  2. Hey, Michael. Thanks so much for your words. You know that I’m an enthusiast, not a professional illustrator. I’ve been working hard, and your words mean to me that it is starting to pay off. So, again, thank you!

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