Interior designer Connie Riik , from Jacksonville Beach Florida, has graciously offered her design work for me to use as inspirations for my drawings. I admire her designs and use of finishes and textures. In this extra bedroom, she has designed a built in cabinet which successfully provides a decorative architectural feature that also functions for storage space.
For this image, when rendering the texture and pattern, my goal was to have a variety of each with contrasting values. Notice the bedspread pattern was drawn with lightly dashed lines and the dust ruffle with thin parallel lines. The top pillow was drawn with a suggested floral pattern and the two back pillows along with the headboard has parallel lines in different values. The open book shelf accessories are highlighted with pattern and a suggested shadow was drawn with parallel lines on the inside.
Interested in seeing more of her work? Check out her portfolio at the website CSR Interiors.
An important step to drawing an interior perspective space, is to start with a scaled floor plan. This will assist you in becoming oriented to the room and you will have a visual guide for your perspective drawing. The floor plan shows the organization of the space, architectural features, placement of the furniture and accessories. Taking time to add texture and pattern to this drawing will assist in planning ahead for you perspective drawing to include contrasting values and a variety of patterns. Notice in these examples the variety of patterns includes a floral pattern on the sofa, a wood pattern on the flooring and door frame and a geometric boarder on the carpet.
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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 article with information on the history, types and styles of architectural sketching including visual examples. Click on this journal link to read about this: Journal of Ontario Association of Architects
Take time to visit the website of this great group! The Ontario Association of Architects
I enjoyed rendering this office bedroom space. The combination of hard and soft surfaces provided a variety of textures to render. The wood surfaces provided a darker value against the light walls and soft surfaces.
Using spaces for multiple tasks is a successful way to design for the future. This office and bedroom design successfully used a small space that has two distinct functions. It is easy to image the bed being folded back into the wall and an office chair being added to the space. This was space was designed by Eric Islas who has a wonderful website with many other successfully designed interior spaces. Take time to check this out! Erica Islas – EMI Interior Design.
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.
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!
This is the final image that I drew with the lamp as the light source for the shade and shadow. Before working on this image, several preliminary sketches were completed. In the image below I became familiar with the shapes and proportions of each object using an elevation sketch. A center line was used as a guide for drawing the same shape on either side of the center. Other dotted lines were used as guides also.
The second image was a quick sketch working with the placement of the shade and shadow. Guide lines from the light source which hit the edge of the object to create the shapes on the table top. I adding value for the shade and shadow and looked closely at how the composition of the image was working. These two drawings provided the visual information I needed to move forward for the final drawing.
In this image I am practicing drawing textures and pattern on a wood box, a basket and a ceramic mug. A key aspect of being successful is having different values of dark and light to highlight each object. For example, the basket in the middle of the group, needs to stay lighter in value than the mug that is behind it. Along with the shadow on the left side of the basket is darker than the wood box. When working with a drawing marker you need to start out with light values and add the darker values as you go.
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 sketched rendered floor plan of a bedroom, it has a stippling pattern representing the texture of the carpet. There are lines and dots for wood grain and horizontal squiggled lines representing the fabric on the bed. Notice around the floor plan, I doodled around drawing different table tops, plants and flooring finishes.
Check out this six minute video where I talk about these texture and patterns.
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 head. Moving my pen over the paper will generate more ideas than just looking at pictures. I think there is something about being in motion that assists ideas in coming up. What about you? Do you hand write notes or doodle sketches in the preliminary stage of exploring new ideas? What about trying this before going to the computer to organize these ideas? Notice the shifts and changes from the preliminary sketch to the finished image below.