architectural studies: graphite

Music Room (2001)
Before you can begin to draft, first you must understand how to draw.  These were among the first words of advice given to my class freshman year in our introduction to interior design.  So perhaps it’s easy to see why as an interior designer first and foremost, architectural studies hold a place near and dear to my heart.  Elaborate renderings, whether by hand or by computer, are still part of the job.  But there’s still something to be said for a quick graphite sketch to capture a detail you want to reference or to convey a concept to a client.  Most non-artists don’t think in 3-D, and don’t have a clue what all the pretty symbols we designers put down on paper for the construction crews actually mean.  Color confuses things; when all the emphasis is on the line, the size, the shape, only then does what you seek to accomplish truly become clear.


Garden Terrace (2001)

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