Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Evolution of a Rendering…Joni’s LR

( photos are a bit dark…sorry)           

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First step…the drawing in fine liner pens- 0.05 width on rag paper, then start with your lighting and where the light hits the walls and curtains…those will always be lighter.

Next, fill in colour, consider shading and where your light source is coming from. Then…leave some whites! Don’t get carried away with filling all of the space…breathing space is important! Also, items have thickness, and cast hard shadows, so be brave!  Bold contrast and colour make the best renderings!

Lastly, use shadowing, cross-hatching, dots and folds to mimic fabric types. Lastly, sheen on floors and a .5 fine liner for lines between shadows and objects. Sign! Scan! Post!

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Enjoy…let me know how if this brings you back to the drawing table :)

17 comments:

Dianne said...

Beautiful! I am a free lance artist in N.C. Love your blog!

Brillante Home Decor said...

Yah! yah! so simple...I wish I can do it but nobody can draw better than you so you'll have to keep drawing for us (hopefully making a big profit from your skills)

Anonymous said...

I don't have an artistic bone in my body, but I love your blog. Your interior renderings are absolutely wonderful!

Lauren said...

oh so pretty michelle!! just saw her LR yesterday on her post & love seeing it in your hands!!

Michelle said...

Diane, your blog url is a dead end for me...please come back and visit...maybe your settings don't allow profile views?

Best,
Michelle

Meade Design Group said...

I will try to do a sketch after I got all your tips I feel confident I can make it happen :)

Michelle said...

I have no doubt Ivan...after seeing your paintings!

Renae said...

Thanks Michelle for the lesson in what you make seem so effortless. I am going to get the tools and give it a go...You are the BEST though!
Blessings...

Michelle said...

Be Brave Remae!!!

Maria Killam said...

Well I'll have to leave the drawing up to you Michelle! You are the goddess of illustrations that's for sure!

C.J. said...

you are so dang (:)) good.
Carol Harris

The Changing Look of Friends said...

Love seeing your steps in the rendering of Joni's room. You are the best at knowing when to stop and not over do.

Anonymous said...

I love your work and look forward to seeing each rendering with great anticipation! Are you coloring with markers or watercolors?

Anastassis said...

Unrivalled!

bkoskinen said...

I would love to know what brand of markers or watercolors you prefer. Your renderings are fabulous!

Barbara

Michelle said...

Hi Barbara...I like Copic, Staedtler pigment liners in .05 thickness, Faber-Castell Pitt artist pens and Staedtler mars graphic dup paint pens...and use rag paper...it doesn't fall apart when you minipulate the ink on the page. Thanks for visiting!

Michelle said...

Thanks Changing Look, that is the tough part, for sure...thanks, but I don't publish too many of my mistakes :) Maybe I should more, to show how many don't work out. Sweet of you!