Monday, September 14, 2009
This week I'm going to highlight some of the rendering I teach design students at Canada College. In my classes we use various media such as colored pencils, markers, pastels, and watercolor to convey design ideas to clients. The image above is a good example how various media can be mixed to achieve a strong rendering. In this drawing I used grey markers for the mirror effect on the desk, markers on the floor, pastel on the wall, and pencil on the chair and artwork. A dash of white-out on the artwork creates the illusion of reflected light on glass.
I'm constantly telling my students that a good rendering starts with a good drawing, so they're required to keep sketchbooks devoted to drawing. The chairs above represent three different styles rendered with markers only. The left chair is silk, the middle is zebra hide, the Ghost Chair on the right is made out of polycarbonate and is rendered with grey markers. I like teaching this technique because the results are immediate and exciting for the students.