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 13, 2013

Drawing Vases Inspired by west elm

I find drawing inspiration from visiting the west elm website accessory page. I admire how their designers successfully put different items together.  This drawing is one […]
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 22, 2013

Interior Fabric Rendering with Line

Adding pattern to furniture is part of creating interesting perspective drawings of interior spaces.  When selecting patterns, plan to choose a variety of them such as […]
May 20, 2013

Interior Marker Rendering Sofa & Stairs

Interior Marker Rendering Sofa & Stairs.
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 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 […]
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 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 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 […]
November 26, 2012

Designing a Built In Cabinet

I enjoy challenging myself to visually solve design challenges using my drawing skills.  This challenge was to design a built in cabinet to accommodate a student […]
November 12, 2012

Types of Sketches & Drawings

I just found a fun post on  idsketching.com, that identifies the different types of sketching and drawing.  The sketch on the left represents personal communication.  Often […]
November 5, 2012

2-B-2 Architecture from Ukraine

Look what I found while searching for hand drawings of interiors. The  2-B-2 Architecture from Nikolaeu, Ukraine website.  It is exciting to see renderings by architects […]
October 25, 2012

Sketching Architecture with Liz

Excited to see that Liz and Borromini have a Sketching Architecture blog.  I enjoy seeing her wonderful drawing and rendering style.  In this image she is […]
October 4, 2012

Doodle Definition

Richie provides an excellent definition of doodling on his blog Inspired by Design Rich Works.  The image above is one of the doodle art examples shown […]
October 1, 2012

Coffee Shop Inspiration

I find drawing cylinder shaped objects to be challenging.  The oval tops and containers often look discombobulated and out of shape. While walking my dog the […]
April 26, 2012

Demonstrating Line Drawing of a Sofa

I enjoy having the opportunity to practice my own drawing skills when demonstrating drawing techniques in class.  These three images are part of a one-point perspective […]
April 23, 2012

Michelle Morelan's Interior Renderings

Michelle Morelan is an interior designer and illustrator from Vancouver Island.  I am appreciating several aspects of her drawing technique shown in this image.  One is […]
April 5, 2012

Sketching from an Architect

This sketch image is from the Urban Sketches blog by Alvaro Carnicero. He is an architect who is currently living and working in his home town […]
January 26, 2012

Inspiration with Travel Sketches

Where does inspiration for a painting subject come from?  What are the steps that are taken to complete a painting? On a primitive camping and kayak […]
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