September 23, 2013

Drawing Plants in Interior Design

I have more fun drawing plants in my interior images.  So many elements in an interior space need to have correct proportion to be success and […]
September 19, 2013

Drawing a Variety of Texture, Pattern and Value

In this image I am practicing drawing textures and pattern on a wood box, a basket and a ceramic mug.  A key aspect of being successful […]
September 9, 2013

Rendered Floor Plan Sketch

The addition of surface rendering to floor plans provides an opportunity to show the pattern and texture of the building elements and furnishings.  In this quick […]
September 6, 2013

Sketching to Generate Ideas

Preliminary sketching can be used as a creative strategy for generating ideas.  Often while sketching out an image, ideas for the composition will pop into my […]
September 2, 2013

Welcome to the blog!

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August 27, 2013

Using Contrast In Design Drawing

These drawings demonstrate how the principle of contrast can be used to highlight design elements.  Contrast is defined as the result of comparing one thing to […]
August 9, 2013

Drawing Two-Point Perspective Table Legs

Check out these two drawings that show how the legs were drawn on a two-point perspective table.  Note the second vanishing point is off the page […]
August 3, 2013

Drawing One-Point Perspective Furniture

I am always looking for visual ways to communicate the properties of perspective drawing to my students.  In a one-point perspective drawing, the furniture piece will […]
July 25, 2013

Mick Ricereto's Perspective Image

Wow!  Just discovered Mick Ricereto who is a in interior design and product consultant from Baltimore, Maryland.  It is inspiring for me to review his successful […]
July 22, 2013

Marker Rendering Sofa and Stairs 2

Here is the second marker rendering of this interior space.  I can improve my skill level by rendering the same image again using different colors and […]
July 18, 2013

Drawing Plant Video Demonstration

Want to learn more about drawing realistic plans?  Check out this 7 minute video with step by step instruction to draw the image below. Grab your […]
July 14, 2013

Salzburg Urban Line Drawing

Here is a line drawing that I completed while traveling back to Florida from Austria. I was captivated with this image on the cover of a […]
July 9, 2013

Practice Sketching Ideas

What a great idea to use the alphabet as a way to practice small thumbnail sketches.  I would think that these small images can also be […]
July 4, 2013

What does your art work surface look like?

Here is a snap shot of the top of my drafting table after I just finished up a marker rendering project.  Are you neat and tidy […]
June 26, 2013

Sketches of interiors

When do you find time to practice your drawing skills?  I keep a sketch pad, pencil, eraser and drawing marker right next to where I sit […]
June 17, 2013

Marker Rendered Floor Plans

I am appreciating the good work that my marker rendering students are doing at Florida State College at Jacksonville this summer.  Most of the students have […]
June 10, 2013

Demonstration Marker Rendering Interior

Here is a video demonstration rendering an interior space with markers.  I practiced first to select the color markers and used a subtle color palette close […]
June 8, 2013

Complimentary Color as Inspiration

How do you find color inspiration for your work?  When creating visual effects with color, do you consider the color harmony or using a color scheme?  […]
June 3, 2013

Marker Rendered Floor Plan

Floor plans rendered with color will visually communicate the design of a space.  Color adds interest and flavor to the plan and I find markers to […]
May 28, 2013

Design Ideas on Napkin Sketches

Design ideas don’t always start with a neat and tidy drawing.  Take a look at these images of preliminary plan ideas.  I call this visual thinking.  […]
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