Category Archives: Teaching – CREATIVE DRAWING FOR ARCHITECTURE & OTHER 3D DESIGN ARCHIVED

LINEWEIGHTS (2016)

I worked as a draftsman long ago. One of the techniques draftsmen learn is to apply a systematic ‘hierarchy of lineweights’ to enhance and clarify their drawings. Every draftsman learns to do this. It is important because it adds clarity and a kind of richness to drawings. You can also see it at work in comic… Read More »

Congrats to this young woman! I am very happy for you! (Hard work to come, but just put one foot in front of the other – you’ll make it :)

Hi Tony, I am thrilled to tell you that I am accepted to the Master of Architecture program at UBC! I think this wouldn’t have happened without your support. Thank you so much for your advice, good feedback and all your support. I can’t appreciate enough. Best Regards,  Ms JJ

COMPOSING GROUPS OF FIGURES FOR STREET SCENES

Often you want to place figures and clusters of figures in an area like a street or plaza. This image shows how I think of it in terms of composition. Of course, you also want to think of  activities, such as walking to and fro or at angles, male, female, kids, walking away or toward the viewer, standing, sitting,… Read More »

Ecuad Cda & Persp Day 6 Entourage People Composing Groups In Streets (vid 2 of 4){april 3 2016}

Often you want to place figures and clusters of figures in an area like a street or plaza. This image shows how I think of it in terms of composition. Of course, you also want to think of  activities, such as walking to and fro or at angles, male, female, kids, walking away or toward the viewer, standing, sitting,… Read More »

Ecuad Cda & Persp Day 6 Entourage People Composing Groups In Streets (vid 4 of 4){april 3 2016}

I go into drawing figures in greater depth elsewhere in these posts. You can use the search box under the ‘categories’ list to find. This is a lite version in support of composition for drawings, such as street scenes. At the end I do a somewhat cleaner trace from the rough. This would not be the final… Read More »

A very successful Architecture applicant! Congratulations!

Hi Tony, I would like to update you on the status of my applications to grad school for architecture and landscape architecture. I am overjoyed to inform you that I received letters of acceptance to both University of Toronto (MLA) and University of British Columbia (MLA & MArch). In addition, UBC included a generous entrance… Read More »

Kudos to M! She is accepted to Cornell University, MLArch Program

Hi Tony, … I took some courses with you in the Fall (2015) at Emily Carr, namely, the Architectural Modelling and Creative Drawing for Architecture classes. I just wanted to let you know that I received my first letter of acceptance a few days ago to Cornell University for the Master’s of Landscape Architecture, and… Read More »

Composition for Painting, Drawing, and other Aesthetic Endeavors

These notes usually accompany an illustrated lecture. These 4 vids under category “Teaching – EMILY CARR CURRENT CDA Fall 2015”    may also interest you: Day 7 CDA Ecuad Composition Drawing-Painting (1 Of 4) {Oct 31 2015} Day 7 CDA Ecuad Composition Drawing-Painting (2 Of 4) {Oct 31 2015} Day 7 CDA Ecuad Composition Drawing-Painting (3… Read More »

“Truly the best tutorial website I’ve ever seen!” (Thank you G.F. !)

Dear Tony: First, a very Happy New Year!  (Jan 2016) In addition to seasonal good wishes, however, I’m writing in particular to send sincerest thanks for your very kind words and sympathetic assessment following my participation in your Fall semester perspective drawing class – really, I was quite blown away!  In my entire school career… Read More »

ORTHO-DOODLE EXERCISE 1 OF 3 (2015)

This is a series of 3 parts – videos showing an exercise aimed at gaining an understanding and a little practice in drawing “orthographics”, an important basic drawing tool for  creating plan/elevation/section for architectural drafting and design. The 3rd video also shows how to lift the plan into an axonometric, also called an “axo”, a… Read More »

CDA DAY 8 – Ten Ways of Seeing GUGGENHEIM NY (F.L.W.) 1 Of 3

These 3 videos show how to apply the “Ten Ways of Seeing and Drawing” to a building, namely the Guggenheim art museum in New York by Frank Lloyd Wright. I was inspired to compose this analytical method by Frank’s “Zen of Seeing Drawing” (well worth reading). The overview  description of the Ten Ways can be viewed… Read More »

CDA Day 1 Of 8 CREATIVE DRAWING AND ARCHITECTURE CDA – Emily Carr SESSION ONE VIDEOS

After Day ONE –   I recommend that you use the ‘SEARCH BOX’ to find the following videos because direct links below don’t work. (Just copy-paste these titles into the search box). Subsequent videos will be in separate posts for Days 2, 3, 4, etc.: OVERVIEW DEMONSTRATION, TEN WAYS OF SEEING AND DRAWING PT 1 OVERVIEW DEMONSTRATION, TEN… Read More »

CDA Day 5 Of 8 SPACE HEAD 1 of 3 (feb 28 2015) click vid title

“Antigonish” is an 1899 poem by American educator and poet Hughes Mearns. Check it and him out in Wiki. It is also known as “The Little Man Who Wasn’t There“, It is a very ambiguous, existential, ghostly and suggestive  phrase that has been used to inspire plays, lines in movies, a hit song, novels and lately a Coen Bros.… Read More »

CDA Day 5 Of 8 SPACE HEAD 3 of 3 (feb 28 2015) click vid title

“Antigonish” is an 1899 poem by American educator and poet Hughes Mearns. Check it and him out in Wiki. It is also known as “The Little Man Who Wasn’t There“, It is a very ambiguous, existential, ghostly and suggestive  phrase that has been used to inspire plays, lines in movies, a hit song, novels and lately a Coen Bros. movie. It also… Read More »

CDA Day 6 of 8 ANALYTICAL DRAWING ASSIGNMENT DEMO PT 1 OF 2 (OCT 31 2015)

This video is part 1 of 2  of a demonstration for an assignment due at beginning of next session  Value 25%.    Create a portfolio page showing that you have an analytical method for looking at the 3 buildings we discusses: Berg al Arab, Falling Water, MOMA New York. (Remember we are eventually working on… Read More »

CDA Day 6 of 8 ANALYTICAL DRAWING ASSIGNMENT DEMO PT 2 OF 2 (OCT 31 2015)

  This is part 2 of 2 of a demonstration for an assignment due at beginning of next session Value 25%.   Create a portfolio page showing that you have an analytical method for looking at the 3 buildings we discusses: Berg al Arab, Falling Water, MOMA New York. (Remember we are eventually working on 10… Read More »

DOODLEPLAN, Design Dwg. Orthographic Exercise 1 OF 2

This is a very particular, MUST HAVE,   “skill-set” for designers – the discourse between plan and elevation (and ultimately 3d axo). It’s ‘drafting’, and yet it’s more than that. It is something you can become very adept at even though you haven’t gone through a full design process. It’s a bit like becoming very… Read More »