ERROL PATRICK HUGH
began sketching as a child in Jamaica and retained his passion for this art throughout his architecture career in Canada and Hong Kong. In A Personal Journey Through Sketching: The Sketcher's Art, he encourages all to join him; to take up sketching for the pleasure and perceptiveness it will bring. His advice is, to put our digital cameras aside for a while, and focus our artistic and analytical skills to create a memoir of what we see.
"A Personal Journey Through Sketching: The Sketcher's Art, is really about the art of human observation and of living in the moment. Both are abilities that Errol Hugh has mastered. This, combined with his unique artistic vision, and his considerable talent, has enabled him to transform real world environments into engaging sketches. His personal journey takes us from a tree growing out of a wall off Caine Road in Hong Hong's historic Mid-Levels to the bold, iconic architecture of Frank O. Gehry's Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, California. Along Errol's journey, he was accompanied by a camera that digitally recorded the environments he was sketching. When the digital images are viewed alongside his sketches, the similarities and contrasts are striking. This book exhibits a triumph of the artist's soul over the now commonplace digital world." — Warren Carther, BFA, RCA, Artist / Director, Carther Studio Inc., Winnipeg, Canada, Architectural and Sculptural Glass.
"Seeing and understanding our environment underpins one of the most essential experiences in life; it formulates the sense of space and time that is crucial to an intellectual ordering of life.... [In this sketchbook] each sketch is invested with a narrative that links to acts of observation and documentation through engaging afresh with our primary senses.... I take great comfort in seeing the nimble and discerning connections between the eye and the hand in Errol's elegant lines and considered compositions." — Li Shiqiao,BArch (Tsinghua), AA GradDip (London), PhD (London).
"The freehand sketch is the endangered species of creative production. Digital media have long since raised the water temperature and destroyed the natural habitats for the slow, careful craft of thinking by drawing. Errol Hugh's skilled pen-craft and thoughtful commentary make the passionate and practical case for sketching as a way of knowing." — Eric Höweler, Principal, Höweler + Yoon Architecture, Boston, USA, Harvard University, Graduate School of Design.
"I read through your blog and found your entry on 3D composition intriguing. Because I've spent most of my recent years using computer software to express my art, sadly I have completely lost touch with traditional design." — Marven Payne, Creative Designer Redmoon fashion brand, Yokohama, Japan (Comments posted on Errol Hugh's blog).
Visit Errol's blog: "http://sketchingjourney/wordpress.com"
BOOK BY ERROL PATRICK HUGH PUBLISHED BY PROVERSE HONG KONG
A Personal Journey Through Sketching
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