June 27, 2014

Amateur Commune Blog

Just discovered a wonderful blog filled with images called Amateur Commune.  Yiwei Peng is an urban sketching artist, photographer, violin player and traveler.  Here are three […]
January 18, 2014

Architectural Journal Article on Sketching

Want to learn more about sketching and visual communication in the design field?  Check out Perspectives, Volume 19, Number 1, Spring 2011.  There is an extensive […]
November 26, 2013

Artur Stephniak's Architectural Hand Drawings

Excited to get an email from Artur Stephniak who is an architecture student in Warsaw.  How fun is this!  An aspects I really like about hosting […]
October 27, 2013

Hand Renderings from Daedalus Design Studio

How do hand rendered drawings fit into the interior design process? Here are three wonderful hand drawn renderings that demonstrate the importance of using visuals to […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 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.  […]
May 20, 2013

Interior Marker Rendering Sofa & Stairs

Interior Marker Rendering Sofa & Stairs.
May 20, 2013

Interior Marker Rendering Sofa & Stairs

Here is another interior rendering inspired by Connie Riik’s interior design.  My  goal in rendering her design was to have a variety of textures, patterns and […]
May 16, 2013

Interior Marker Rendering

Here is an interior rendering from a design by Connie Riik.  I am  practice for the marker rendering class I am teaching this summer. It is […]
May 10, 2013

Hand drawing is coming back!

Here is an image from a publication called Architects’ Sketchbooks,  text by Will Jones and forward by Narinder Sagoo that I found on artbook.com. You know […]
February 25, 2013

Michael Graves and Hand Drawing

I have always been a big fan of Michael Graves (b. 1934) who is an American architect and designer of universal products.  I had the opportunity […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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