Tuesday 20 July 2010

#2 Greet’s Office – The Video Tutorial

Greets Office

Rendering by Michelle Morelan, 2010

Interior Design by Lefevre Interiors and Greet Lefevre of the Blog Belgian Pearls

greet library

For this tutorial, we are working from photo. This office/library designed by Greet Lefevre has deep shadows and fine liner work, because of the panelling, which also requires some lighting and wood graining techniques. Don’t be afraid of dark shadows; they will give your drawing dimension. And be a little looser in applying your colour and pen weights- that’s the charm of a hand drawing.

Also, sometimes a gesture of an object is better than too much detail. Just like Interior Design, you read it as a gestalt, not as individual objects.

#2 Greet's Office from Schematic Life on Vimeo.

You can watch it in full screen mode by clicking the arrows beside vimeo :) It’s recorded in HD, so keep the HD on.

Greets Office

Thanks Greet!!


Unknown said...

WOW! A real treat!
Thanks again Michelle for another wonderful video. To think of all the wealth of knowledge in it...!
Not to mention another fantastic rendering! I just feel the urge to try my hand at each and every one you post!
PS A really wonderful job at shooting the series as well!

Ann said...


I can't wait to first watch and then try my hand at this!


Linda Merrill said...

You are truly amazing. You make it look so easy, yet having done some full rendering in design school, I know it's not.

Greet Lefèvre said...

You are a sweetie!!! This is incredible!!!!! I really don't know what to say!!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU a thousand times!!
I think I am going to look at it every day!!
And I can't wait to show it to my friends and family!!!
A big big hug!!!

Giorgio said...

Grazie ancora per questo bellissimo tutorial.
Sei molto brava!

The Changing Look of Friends said...

Michelle, I am in love with these Video Tutorials. Thank you so much for sharing.

Tamra said...

Just found your blog via Greet at Belgian Pearls. What a fabulous blog! Thank you so much for the wonderful tutorials. I so enjoyed the wealth of information and the detailed "how to" of instruction was amazing to watch.

I look forward to more of your work and tutorials.

The Gilded Barn

Acanthus and Acorn said...

This was so amazing to see you work and I loved listening to you talk. Felt like I was having a private art lesson!

Beautiful work of Greet's beautiful office.

Beadboard UpCountry said...

I know I can't draw but maybe I'll give it a second try now! Greet sent me over, glad she did!The rendering is lovely. Maryanne ;)

Jenny said...

You did a great job talking and drawing. I just finished a rendering of a cafe near my house in Oostkapelle and ran into some of the problems you talked about. What to draw and what not to draw, that is the question. Glad I found you through Belgium Pearls!

Malvini FF said...

Looks so nice! ... and handpainted ... nowadays it's all photoshop or paint ... or illustrator. Not that thet are bad (would be against my business :) ) buttt ... I admire people who can make lively illustrations like that. congrats!
And hey greet, ... the room looks great ... it allready did and it's been confirmed again ... vxx

Brillante Interiors said...

Michelle, it is always great to see your drawings and hear you talking about how you do them is a super bonus. Yours is such a refined skill I would never be able to achieve but your lessons give me an inspiration to continue trying.

unique unique design said...

This was just fascinating to watch you work and listen to you describe what you were doing!! Thanks so much for sharing this with us. You did a fantastic job!

Laura Casey Interiors said...

MIchelle, your rendering video is fabulous. I render for clients but my last rendering class was over a decade ago so it is so helpful. Love your work. thanks again.

Dovecote Decor said...

Thank You! I love interior schematics and just saw the Albert Hadley renderings at Gerald Bland Gallery in NYC. I think you would love his wife's renderings, Mita Corsini Bland, on the website. She illustrated the new Sister Parish Book. I'll be posting about this during the week and will be sure to include one of your amazing drawings!

jana@opalnevershouts said...

I love your rendering style! Very sketchy.

The enchanted home said...

This was fascinating...she had the most beautiful inspiraiton..your gorgeous office. Love the wood tones as well...no wonder we get along, we have the same taste!
Beautiful and she is very talented as well.
Enjoy your weekend!