Pencil Draft, Photo Filter

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I really am going to get around to updating this site soon and I really will try to post more regularly.  Promise.

In the meantime here’s an image of what I call a ‘Pencil Draft’ for a drawing I did a while ago.  The final image is included in the SAI book that is being launched shortly (‘Drawing on Architecture’).

A Pencil Draft is my first setup for a drawing once a rough layout has been established and approved.  Usually there’s a model of some kind that it’s based on.  In this case I’d made a SketchUp contour model and mapped parts of a sketch plan (golf course) onto it.  I also established some basic stuff by creating blocks for buildings.  Once printed out I start scribbling details in pencil, deleting parts with Tipex (White Out if you’re American) and shoving down just enough info to enable me to work it up in more detail with an ink overlay.

Usually I take it off my board and scan it to send to the client but in this case I was a bit rushed and took a photo for client approval before the ink stage.

… and then a few days later I played around with the every popular ‘Blur Halo’ filter, or whatever it’s called, so beloved by Instagram users.  I was quite taken by the effect.  Even with the fold down the middle.  So I’m including it here to see what people think.

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‘Drawing on Architecture’ SAI Book Launch, 13th May 2014

SAI Book Launch invitation 13th May

I’ve been a member of the SAI (Society of Architectural Illustration) since I returned to the UK.  An old university friend of mine was the President and meetings are regularly held at a gallery he helps run – the Anise Gallery (13a Shad Thames, Just around the corner from the Design Museum in London).

Last saturday was the ‘Contributors’ launch of a book by the SAI showcasing the work of the Society’s members. I’m really pleased to say that I’m included, even more pleased that they decided to sort the entries alphabetically by forename making making me the first entry.

Here’s an invite to the ‘Official’ launch which includes an exhibition of prints available for purchase, and of course a chance to buy a copy of the book itself.

SAI Book Launch, London 13th May 2014

SAI Book Launch invitation 13th May

 

I’ve been a member of the SAI (Society of Architectural Illustration) since I returned to the UK.  An old university friend of mine was the President and meetings are regularly held at a gallery he helps run – the Anise Gallery (13a Shad Thames, Just around the corner from the Design Museum in London).

Last saturday was the ‘Contributors’ launch of a book showcasing the work of the Society’s members. I’m really pleased to say that I’m included, even more pleased that they decided to sort the entries alphabetically by forename making making me the first entry.

Here’s an invite to the ‘Official’ launch which includes an exhibition of prints available for purchase, and of course a chance to buy a copy of the book itself.