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Simple Tips of Applying Colors to a Drawing

Do you know when we stare at a color (Blue for example), we actually saw the opposite color of the color wheel (Orange), these blue and orange colors are known as complementary colors in the color theory (see below left for a test). 

Therefore two colors (Blue-Orange, Red-Green, and Yellow-Purple) complement each other and create…


Added by Mike Lin on August 25, 2012 at 12:30am — 1 Comment

About illustrator David Watkins

We are featuring an illustrator David Watkins from Colorado.

David Watkins Brief

I have been a professional illustrator for 37 years.   I graduated with a degree in Architecture in 1971 at the University of Texas-Arlington.  The instructor who taught me is Richard Ferrier who is an excellent illustrator and my mentor.  He is still on staff there and I…


Added by Mike Lin on December 12, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Drawing with a good attitude





Added by Mike Lin on November 11, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Dick Sneary, ASAI

Dick Sneary, ASAI, past president of American Society of Architectural Illustrators, is considered by his peers as one of the best architectural illustrators in the world.  We are honored to have him as part of our growing graphics community at  For over 30 years, Dick, who is also a seasoned architect, has shared and collaborated his talents and gifts to…


Added by Mike Lin on August 25, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

What a great work you have done CJ

A few days ago, we post a tip on How to Render to Render Many Trees and Shrubs and ask our members to copy and practice the same drawing. CJ Davis is not only a doer, but did a wonderful job (the larger one). Congratulation CJ!

So please don't just sit home and eat popcorn, grab some pens, markers and colored pencils, march to the favorite paper and charge it, this is how you can become a master…


Added by Mike Lin on August 24, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

How to do a quick perspective set up

There are several ways to quickly set up a perspective or sketch.

1. Use a camera and take a picture of the site (assuming the space exists), when it is displayed on the computer screen, print it out and it is your instant perspective. Now you can trace over with existing features add new design concept.

2. more to come.

Added by Mike Lin on September 4, 2010 at 10:15am — No Comments

Graphic Tricks

To be very good in hand graphics, one must work hard, learn graphic tricks and copy other's drawings. If you don't believe you have talent in drawing, that is not a problem, but if you don't believe in yourself, then you have a big problem.

Remember, sketches by designers are only a process from ideas to finish, it is not a product like a painting that is done by artists. Therefore, designers don't need to draw well like artists. Now you know.

Added by Mike Lin on August 20, 2010 at 8:17pm — No Comments

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Before / After Drawings

"Before" drawing was done on the 1st day and "After" was done after 6 days. This can happen to you, so just show up, we will do the rest for you.

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