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Drawing textured trees is more realistic than simple circle shapes. Like branch drawn trees, the graphic expression of texture trees allows the viewer to see through the canopy. However, including the objects underneath the canopy can undermine the simplicity and clarity of the symbol. Use the following templates as ideas and go simple. Check all drawing templates and get a quick start by tracing...
Drawing the outline of trees is aimed at a more symbolic representation than a realistic. An outline tree has a solid, opaque appearance. Plant materials and other design elements are usually not shown underneath this kind of symbol. Check all drawing templates and get a quick start by tracing them.
Drawing branched trees is more realistic than simple circle shapes. The silhouette effect of these styles allows the viewer to see through the canopy. However, including the objects underneath the canopy can undermine the simplicity and clarity of the symbol. Use the following templates as ideas and go simple.     Check all drawing templates and get a quick start by tracing them.

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Multi-oblique combination

Multi-oblique drawings offer a world of combinatorial views. I traced a simplified version of Jaeger Beach House by Rob Wellington Qhingley as a great example of...

Arrows, bubbles, and hatches: The language of conceptual diagrams

Conceptual diagrams are derived directly from bubble diagrams. They are highly abstract and symbolic. Concept diagrams can be done with any free flowing media, such...

Cube judgement system and how to quickly draw in three-point perspective

Three-point perspective regards linear perspective in which parallel lines along the width of an object meet at two separate points on the horizon and vertical...

A quick note on how to sketch trees in elevation

There are three design elements to consider when sketching trees in elevation: form, texture, and color. Depending on the tree you choose encompasses these characteristics in different ways....

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Utopia/Dystopia: A Paradigm Shift in Art and Architecture

Utopia/Dystopia is the first “manifesto exhibition” at MAAT’s new building. Establishing a dialogue with the site-specific commissions at the museum’s Oval Gallery, these group shows...

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Exterior Interior Elevation Oblique: The whole idea in one projection

Both exploded and expanded views are excellent tools for examining the way details are put together. I...

Freehand lettering: a quick head-start

Freehand titles and subtitles requiring larger letters can be accomplished easily with markers and felt...

Orthographic Views: The three principal planes of projection

Ortho literally means 'right angle'. Orthographic projection refers to the transfer of images created by perpendicular projector...

Diagramming site information: 14 quick thumbnails

The kinds of information collected for a contextual analysis involve an inventory of existing and projected...

Frontal elevation oblique: The vertical dimention

Frontal elevation oblique 0° - 1:1 The frontal elevation oblique also termed a 0° planometric, does not...

step-by-step | creating a figure-ground diagram

A figure-ground diagram is a two-dimensional map of an urban space that shows the relationship...

Plan Oblique to show off the interior

Plan obliques are great to show off the interior. Plan obliques provide an unnatural but informative...

Eco Membrane’s sketchy working details

Technical drawings can be a daunting task as well as a bore to read in a presentation format. The...

Luton Power Court’s informal site analysis

The major role of site analysis is that of information about the site prior to...

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