Tag Archives: Interior Design Student

Drawing a Mug with Perspective Instructions Video

Here is a 10-minute video that I created for my perspective drawing course this semester that is using the Exploring Perspective Hand Drawing book.  It has step by step instructions for drawing a mug shape and adding the mug handle using perspective drawing techniques.  Check out the finished drawing below. Enjoy!

3.5 Mug from Stephanie Sipp on Vimeo.






Copic Marker Interior Rendering

Class Finish AHere is a finished in class demonstration that I did from my summer marker class.  Below are the first two steps that I used in a PowerPoint for the students to follow.  I had a total of five steps and included the list of Copic markers that were used.

FloorClass LampClass Hues B

One-Point Perspective Interior Sketch

Sofa Class Mar 16Super full teaching schedule this spring at the college.  One of my favorite classes is the Interior Design Drawing class that uses my perspective book.  So fun to be assisting students in developing their hand drawing skills.  Here is an in class sketch book activity drawing from last week.  Using a photograph for as a visual reference, we started with the rectangular shape of the bench front, or the the flat front and then established the vanishing point.  The bench top was added using the perspective guide lines, next the flat front of the sofa was drawn using the bench size to estimate the width and height.  From there we finished the sofa shape, added the bookshelf and played around with drawing the pillow shapes.   While finishing this drawing at the house, Mr. Leo wanted to over see the work!


Student Art Guide and One Point Perspective Drawing

Excited to find one of my illustrations in the Student Art Guide blog article called “One Point Perspective Drawing: The Ultimate Guide”.  Here is the description “This article contains everything an Art student needs to know about drawing in one point perspective. It includes step-by-step tutorials, lesson plans, handouts, videos and free downloadable worksheets.”   The blog specializes in articles helping art students excel and I found it an amazing resource for art instructions.  Check this out:


Student guide

Copic Color Marker Rendered Interiors with a Color Scheme

TriadHere are three marker rendering demonstrations that I quickly did for my class using a color scheme when selecting hues for an image.  Each image shows the Copic Marker number with a color sample below the image.  Following a color scheme or color harmony is a technique which will assist in creating a visually successful image.    The first image above is a triad color scheme with red, blue and yellow which is a triangle shape on the color wheel.  Also included are several neutral hues, brown, tan and oyster.

Color Analogous AThe image above used an analogous color scheme with four hues that are next to each other on the color wheel. This includes red, red-orange, orange and yellow.  This time that are three values of brown as a neutrals.  Below a complimentary color scheme was used with two hues that are opposite on the color wheel.  Purple and yellow are the hues with a grey and taupe as a neutrals.

Color Complimentary A
















One-Point Perspective Window Seat Space

Window Seat DrawingI am always looking for techniques that are easy and fast for drawing one-point perspective interiors.  Here is a window seat space that has a bookshelf and an art gallery area.  A simple grid was set up using the steps that are outlined in my Exploring Perspective Hand Drawing, book, chapter 10, using a square grid formula

Note the two grids below. Each have a measured back wall with the vanishing point.  The wall on the left has a grid that has been created with the diagonal guide line.  This provides the proportions of the room in perspective where the objects appear to look larger as they come closer to the front.  The first grid was sketched quickly with numbers noted on the back wall.  The back wall was set up in a 1/2″ grid which is similar to an elevation wall.  The second is an abbreviated grid version and has only the basic lines which are the key points that can be used when creating the drawing.

Window seat Grid 22.1 window seat 1Want to learn more about drawing interiors in perspective?  Check out my book that includes a workbook and a CD with step-by-step demonstrations.

Copic Color Marker Back Hall Rendering

Back Hall RenderingHaving fun adding marker to line drawings from my perspective drawing book.  This image was originally used to demonstrates how a simple one-point perspective grid becomes a guide for drawing a narrow interior space. This image provided a good visual of how built in cabinets would look in a back hall.  Adding color to the image provided a more realistic view of the space.  I used a complimentary color scheme of oranges, blues and tans as a neutral hues.