Abstract Figures

Last week I took a 3-day workshop on abstracting figures. I’ve been wanting to really loosen up in my work and have this idea of just slapping on paint, stepping back, and voila, I’ve created a masterpiece! While I know that’s a pipedream, I’d like to work towards it anyway. So, this workshop was exactly […]

Continuous Line Drawing

A few weeks ago I was paging through the enormous Winter catalog of our local high-end, up-scale mall: Somerset Collection. This “tome” is basically a super-charged glossy Vanity Fair magazine on steroids, with ads from Versace, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Burberry, Gucci, etc. You get the picture; it’s our little slice of Beverly Hills’ Rodeo Drive or Paris’ Champs-Elysees right […]

Afterhours

Afterhours, or as I affectionately refer to it now, as the¬†BEAST,¬†was¬†our final¬†class¬†project for Rendering class. We had to design a¬†restaurant bar within¬†a very large space given a set of parameters and constraints, just as in the real world. ¬†I was very pleased with my final presentation and received a good grade, but the hours and […]

Fantasy Façade

For this project, we ¬†had to design our own fantasy home. The Fantasy Fa√ßade was one of my favorite assignments. I incorporated many of my wish list features.¬†I have always wanted to live in a large cottage-in-the-woods type of home surrounded by large beautiful trees. The exterior is natural stone masonry with a large double […]

Color & Rendering

As part of the Interior Design program, we took classes on¬†color theory and rendering¬†by hand. We didn’t have fancy computer programs that did the work for us and I’m glad for it! ¬†Rendering allows you to¬†convey your ideas to clients in a visual manner by making presentations appear realistic and three-dimensional. For example, when looking […]