Evolution of a Drawing

I must apologize for neglecting this blog all week. Quite simply I've been busy and uninspired.
Quality over quantity sometimes, you know? But today I'm back with an inside look at the evolution of a drawing to create this finished result:
 This is the reception for Tiffany & Co. head office that I designed for my term 3 rendering class. You can see that the paper is a bit crinkled, but once I mount it to foam board for the presentation you won't see that.
Step 1: Start with a floorplan

Step 2 (to like...1000)
The next part is complicated and not something I could explain here in less than a thousand words. But basically you need to draw a station point (where you would be standing in the room), as well as a picture plane (along the back wall). You start transferring all the items to the picture plane and then down onto your new drawing using the vanishing point. I know that explanation was weak and makes no sense. You can youtube it.
 (You can see all of the lines 'raining' down from the floor plan that is taped above it. you mark the height and location of the objects on the back wall and extend them forward through the vanishing point to get the correct proportion.

Step 3 (or 1001)
Once everything is drawn in, I start to trace over the lines of the objects. At this point there are MANY unnecessary lines on the paper. Rather than carefully erase each one, I just trace over the lines I want to keep in marker and then do a big, fast erase after.

Finally, I make several photocopies just in case I end up messing up on the coloring stage, and then I have at er! First start with shading using French Gray prismacolors, then add the rest.
And voila!
Missed you all!


Anonymous said...[Reply]

Amazing! I can't wait to finally start rendering!

Alex - The Interior DIYer said...[Reply]

Incredibly executed Tiffany. I remember trying to draw proper perspectives when I was in college. It took me aaages to get my head around it. It didn't help that we had a less than helpful teacher for that class.

Stunning perspective. My favourite details are the windows. Fab.

xx A

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...[Reply]

wow! that right there made school totally worth it. :) Amazing!

Unknown said...[Reply]

WOW! I love everything. Great work :)

Amy Breckenridge said...[Reply]

this is absolutely gorgeous. i wish i had your talent!

Because I'm Obsessed said...[Reply]

So awesome and beautiful! Looks like it's a lot of work but you did a great job!

Kristen said...[Reply]

WOW. I can't imagine how much time something like this must take! Looks amazing.

srldesign said...[Reply]

Great job Tiffany! I just finished a Visual Communication course, where I was finally able to work with the markers and pencils onto my drawings. It was uber awesome :) Glad to see your enjoying your classes!

RestonDogHouse said...[Reply]

Great job!!!! You can see how much time and thought you put into this! I'm a new follower of your blog and am really enjoying seeing your work progress, congrats! :)

Julia@Cuckoo4Design said...[Reply]

Awesome job! Always love seeing your drawings.
Have a great weekend!

Unknown said...[Reply]

AMAZING. you are blowing me away sweet friend. Hope you are well and take time for yourself. Go fishing!
xo Nancy

Anonymous said...[Reply]

Tiffany you are amazing! This is seriously impressive clearly have a gift....I understood exactly what you were saying about the perspective and I am also really happy to see that you are being taught to do hand renderings...almost all renderings today are done on computer. I have not done one for years and I have to say, after seeing yours, I do miss it! It is a work of art in its own right, especially when done properly!
Well done and thanks for sharing...

Anonymous said...[Reply]

@Alex - Hydrangea Girl

I know what you mean! the teacher is everything!
Unlickily for me I had a not soo good teacher for the first 2 terms! im now in term 3 and have a great teacher! I am delayed in starting my blog because of it. but quality over quantity!