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 be a quick color medium to show the color palette of the space, add texture, shade and shadow. Here are some of the features and steps I used in rendering this floor plan:
1. A triad color scheme plus neutral hues was used to unity the design. Each hue is repeated through out the space. Here is a snap shot of some of the markers used, notice the triad color scheme is yellow, blue and red with added neutrals of brown, tan and grey.
2. A variety of different finish textures were added with a combination of color marker strokes and stippling along with a fine line black marker also.
3. The blocks above the rendering represent my method for recording the marker colors used in an image. Each block shows from left to right the markers for the neutrals, tile, deck wood, fabric living room and fabric dining room. I will refer back to this information when working on other renderings.
4. Since it is still challenging for me to add shade and shadow, I did a quick, simple shade and shadow study before the final rendering. Notice in the image below, there is only a single light source on the top right corner.