It may not be Follow Friday just yet, but Dan Hogman's Instagram account and Facebook page are worth a Like any day of the week for lovers of Bay Area architecture, cool drawings, and generally hip aesthetics. I say that because Hogman was just highlighted by the Chronicle for his popular drawings, which he sometimes films himself making, adding to their charm. That, it would seem to me, is because Hogman is process-oriented — he's an architect, drawing for fun, but also inchoately breaking down the structure of buildings and landscapes in drawing them.
"There are countless buildings that are worth taking a second look," Hogman told the Chron. "Sometimes it is the building itself; sometimes it is the buildings and its surroundings. Sometimes it is the play of light and shadow that creates interest." Though Hogman is a practicing architect, he considers drawing an avocation, since much of his day-to-day work is done on a computer. "[Architects] do draw to communicate ideas, but those are just quick diagrams," he told the paper. "So drawing for fun is a much-needed escape. The process is probably more compelling and inspiring than the location. There is a certain dialogue that happens between pen, paper and location, and I feel compelled to be a part of it."
If you, like Hogman, are inspired to draw by the Bay Area, you can always join him in doing so: He hosts pop-up sketch events for young architects and artists, including one as recently as yesterday.