Drink & Draw Cape Town – #GiveADoodle

Posted On 2018-07-30

We’re thrilled to have hosted our 2nd Drink & Draw event on Thursday 26 July, this time in the Mother City.  The event was a contributor event to Night of 1000 Drawings, a charity event which will be hosted in Johannesburg beginning of 2019.  The event gave creatives in the architecture industry a chance to doodle with link-minded industry professionals all for a good cause.  Tasked with the theme to ‘Redesign your Skyline’ participants submitted doodles using their choice of supplies including pencil, fine liners, oil pastels, crayons & water paint, their only limitation being it had to be on an A5 piece of paper.

What is the Night of 1000 Drawings?

South Africa’s biggest, one night only, inner-city art exhibition and sale to raise funds for education. 1000 Drawings is an empowerment project that culminates in a one-night-only, massive inner-city art sale to raise funds for a deserving cause – The Night of a 1000 Drawings. Buyers will be spoilt for choice with doodles, scribbles, graffiti, sketches, watercolour and oil paintings, experimental and conceptual works, all on sale and going for a song. At R100 a piece, you could get your hands on a one-of-a-kind, original work by tomorrow’s big stars, or something beautiful to make you smile.

Doodling Cape Town’s Skyline by Hand

With an excited and energetic bunch of participants, we received over 90 doodles on the evening.  Some of which are a sight for sore eyes, and will most likely be purchased in a heartbeat, and some of which were fun, outrageous and very imaginative.

But we don’t judge art. 
As per the definition of the word, it refers to something that is primarily appreciated for its beauty and or ’emotional power’.

Here are some of the black and white sketches:

Here are some colourful and bright drawings:

We had some very creative and imaginative skyline redesigns involving some unicorns and rainbows as well:

Digital Sketching and Modeling of Cape Town’s Skyline

Let’s get digital at the Drink & Draw.  Baker Baynes BIM Specialists Feroza Mobara and Thabelo Netshivhungululu illustrated the possibilities of digitally ‘Redesigning the Skyline’ with Autodesk applications Autodesk Sketchbook and Autodesk FormIt respectively.

Digital Sketching with Autodesk Sketchbook

Whether you draw for fun or for work, sketch ideas on the go, or spend time creating beautiful works of art, Autodesk Sketchbook is the drawing app for you.  With SketchBook, drawing and painting is as close to a pencil, pen, marker, and brush as a digital tool can be. Use over 140 preset brushes, infinite layers, powerful drawing guides, and more.  This application is made for all devices and the following features:

Stroke Assistance
100+ Custom Brushes
Precision Tools
Scan in seconds

At this year’s event, we were lucky to have Dell sponsor us with their newest and most exciting workspace, the Dell Canvas. The Dell Canvas is known as the ‘workspace that breaks boundaries’. Feroza was lucky enough to get to bring her ideas to life with a new 27-inch workspace that empowers natural digital creation. Featuring an innovative pen and totem, Feroza had a blast using this piece of advanced technology.

Digital Modeling with Autodesk FormIt

FormIt architectural modeling software enables architects to sketch, collaborate, analyze, and share early-stage design concepts. The great thing about Autodesk FormIt, is that there is a free version together with a pro version, making this a very accessible tool for the starting out architect to the fully BIM entrenched architectural firm. This software is available to use on windows and mac products and has the following features:

Intuitive 3D sketching
Connected BIM
Design anytime, anywhere
Share your vision

Overall we had a great time with the architects, and look forward to attending the event on 16 November to see some of the art on sale for a good cause.
We’d love to hear from you if either of these software applications is of interest to you, together with any other Achitectectural CAD/BIM Technology and related services questions you might have.

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