Category Archives: Teaching – EMILY CARR PERSPECTIVE 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 »

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 »

“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 »

PERSP DAY EIGHT – One Point Plan Projection – POLEBARN INTERIOR, PT 1

Medieval Polebarn Interior Pt 1 of 2. My father taught me this method a generation ago. Plan Projection was the favored method of drawing  “measured”perspectives in a previous era. It can still be useful sometimes. It offers good insights into how perspective actually works. Most people moved to using underlay grids, photo-perspective and computers.

PERSP DAY EIGHT – Two Point Plan Projection POLEBARN EXTERIOR Pt 1

Medieval Polebarn EXTERIOR Pt 1 of 2. My father taught me this method a generation ago. Plan Projection was the favored method of drawing  “measured”perspectives in a previous era. It can still be useful sometimes. It offers good insights into how perspective actually works. Most people moved to using underlay grids, photo-perspective and computers.

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 »