Use a T-square and 30°-60° triangle to draft an isometric pictorial of a flight of stairs.
Use a T-square, triangle, and scale to draft guidelines, letters, and a title block.
How to manually draft an interior elevation of a bedroom wall using a T-square, triangle, and architect’s scale.
Use a circle template and triangle to manually draft a swing door and two bi-fold doors.
This is an example of mixed media for visual presentation. The floor plan was done with AutoCAD. The rug is a photo that was watercolored in Photoshop and then inserted into the AutoCAD plan. Then pastels and color pencils were Continue reading Mixed Media for Visual Presentation
This is a nicely laid out furniture key.
These are tools needed to render an architectural drawing. Color pencils, fine-tip ink pens, markers, and pastel chalk. Use them together. For instance, cover large areas with smooth color with the chalk and over-draw highlights with the pens. A high-quality Continue reading Tools for Architectural Rendering
Great chair, isn’t it? It was made with a product called Taskboard. This is a versatile board that can actually be curved. IMO, this product should be as common in design school bookstores as standard chip board and museum board.
A colleague snapped these with her cellphone while staying at a Hilton; they were on display. Aren’t they beautiful? I especially like the pleated curtains. .
A mood board is a visual that sets a scene, or mood, for what the designer wants the project to look like. It doesn’t specify colors or materials, it just shows the general look. Read more about mood boards, and Continue reading The Mood Board