In one-point perspective, the location of the piece of furniture in relation to the vanishing point determines how much of that piece is seen by the viewer. The furniture piece will have a flat front and the lines drawn are either horizontal, vertical or from the vanishing point. Here is an example of three chairs drawn in one-point perspective that each are located in a different position to the vanishing point. Notice the following characteristics:
- The center chair does not show either side of the piece. The two legs in the front legs show an inside and front side.
- The chair on the left shows the front and right side of the chair which is the same for the legs. The fabric pattern is drawn vertically on the flat areas. On the seat, guidelines from the vanishing point are used to keep the pattern in perspective.
- The chair on the right shows the front and left side of the chair which is the same for the legs, just the opposite of the chair on the left. Again, the fabric pattern follows the lines of the chair with vertical lines on the flat areas. On the seat, guidelines from the vanishing point are used to keep the pattern in perspective.
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 this blog are the wonderful people who contact me from around the world. Artur Stephniak is one of them! Here are two of his drawings from his website .
Here is a quote from his site: “I am an architecture student at the Warsaw University of Technology. My main passion and hobby is drawing. I specialize in such styles as a fantasy and science-fiction. I love to imagine those worlds and draw them.” These two drawings are from his Modern Architectural Sketches & Biggest Concept file. I am appreciating his ability to use value to highlight his buildings. His building designs are interesting and the backgrounds provide a perfect backdrop for his designs.
Be sure to take time to view his other drawings including Future City – Sketches, Polish Village – Nowogrod and White on Black.
It was fun to play around with a variety of patterns in this sofa sketch. First I collected actual samples to use as I did the drawings. Working with actual fabric samples makes it is easier to draw the different characteristics and flavors of the patterns. Then a quick sketch of five distinct patterns was completed before drawing them on the pillows in the final sofa sketch. The patterns include a paisley, small flower, diagonal line, zig-zag and checkered. The values of the patterns were also varied as they were drawn.
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 of the west elm groupings of blue and white china vases. I switched a few items around and enjoyed figuring out how to draw each pattern on the vases. What a great opportunity to practice drawing cylinder shapes and I can always benefit from this! Check out the west elm site, under Vases + Botanicals. for more interesting vase accessories.
After learning the basic steps to drawing a two-point perspective box, it is fun to add more to the box. The video below demonstrates step by step drawing a gift box using the two-point perspective formula. This an example of the finished image. Have your sketch book and pencil handy to follow along. Enjoy!
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 communicate design solutions from the Daedalus Design Studio website.
I am excited to see interior designers use their drawings to visually communicate their design solutions. In the image above, the architectural details are clearly shown and successfully provide a visual of the design details. Another element of design shown by adding warm yellow and cool grey hues. This drawing provides an opportunity for the client to see a realistic image of the design. Here is a quote from the website about their drawings:
“With our drawings and details, we help clarify and enhance the intentions of your interior designer, take a builder spec from expected to extraordinary, or make your ideas into a buildable reality.”
These two images below visually display design ideas too. They both use a rendered floor plan and a perspective drawing to provide information about the design solutions. Check out the website to learn more about the design firm and their ideas, Daedalus Design Studio.
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Tagged architectural student, Daedalus Design Studio, Design Drawing, design solutions, drawings, interior design, Interior Design Student, interior designer, interior line drawing, line drawing, marker color rendering, perspective drawing
Check out this seven minute video demonstrating how I added color to an orchid line drawing with markers. Please note that I speed up the middle section of the video. Enjoy!