February 11, 2013

Hand Drawings by Rik Reimert

Wow, here is an accomplished artist who is a master at using the design element of line to create his images!  Rik Reimert is a Dutch […]
February 8, 2013

Line Weight in Architectural Drawings

Here is a video that I created to show the different lines weights used in architectural drawing.  My information comes from the book, Design Drawing, by […]
February 4, 2013

Steps to drawing a Pitcher

When drawing a three dimensional object like this pitcher, value and texture are used to depict the visual qualities of surface and volume. The finished drawing […]
January 31, 2013

Architectural Sketches

Sandy Morrison is an Edinburgh based architect who keeps a sketchbook. The image above is Razzo in St. Andrew’s Square and the title of his post […]
January 28, 2013

Maria Soboleva Moscow Artist

It is exciting and encouraging for me to find hand drawings that are rendered of interiors.  Here are two images from Maria Soboleva, a Moscow artist, […]
January 24, 2013

Demonstration adding texture to a floor plan

Want to jazz up your floor plan?  Take time to add character to your plan by rendering the patterns, texture and adding value. Here are a […]
January 21, 2013

Fun with Flowers & Feathers

I have so much fun drawing and painting flowers.  I am enamored by them and enjoy using them as my art inspiration.  I work to capture […]
January 17, 2013

A Snapshot of Brad Young's Art

I am excited to have just discovered  Brad Young’s Art blog site which is full of his wonderful hand drawings.  What an inspiration!  He is located […]
January 14, 2013

One-Point Perspective Bookcase Demonstration

Check out this 6 minute video showing the steps to adding the inside of a bookcase in one-point perspective. Drawing furniture piece with shelves in perspective […]
January 10, 2013

Jacksonville Florida Urban Skyline with Color

I was outside, across the river when I started this sketchy drawing of downtown Jacksonville Florida.   It was early in the morning, this past summer […]
January 7, 2013

Line Drawings of Historic Jacksonville Florida Doors

In 2011 I was inspired to draw a series of local historic doors.  This included fire stations, homes and buildings in downtown Jacksonville.  These are two […]
January 1, 2013

Thank you for an Awesome Blogging Year!

A big shout out to all of my blog visitors this year!  I am appreciating everyone that took time to visit my blog.  Happy New year! […]
December 30, 2012

Kayak Trip Drawings

Had an opportunity to travel to Canada for a primitive camping kayak trip several years ago. We were off the coast of Vancouver Island, part of […]
December 27, 2012

Creative Strategy: Life Long Learning

One of my favorite creative strategies is the idea of life long learning.  How great is this concept!  We can spend our whole life learning new […]
December 20, 2012

Architectural Drawings by Edward T. White

A Graphic Vocabulary for Architectural Presentation by Edward T. White represents drawings and styles from the 1970’s.  Published in 1972, this spiral bound manual was intended […]
December 17, 2012

Creative Strategy: Lose the Referee

When I first started to learn to draw, it was easy to get discouraged because my  drawings did not meet my expectations. They often look discombobulated […]
December 13, 2012

Fabulous Seattle Sketcher

Wouldn’t you like a little free library in your neighborhood? I think the Seattle Sketcher, Gabriel Campanario, does the best job writing interesting articles that include […]
December 10, 2012

Drawing Leaves for Plants

One of the fun parts of drawing plants is to identify the distinct leaf shape and characteristic.  These characteristics include their shape, the veins, value on […]
December 6, 2012

Frank Ching as a Hand Drawing Expert and Author

Francis D.K. Ching is an incredible artist and author of the best architectural drawing drawing books.  He also has a wonderful blog called:  Seeing. Thinking. Drawing, […]
December 3, 2012

Interior Line Drawing with a Variety of Texture

One of the important design elements in an interior line drawing is rendering texture which is the surface quality of an object.  In an image without […]
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