Hand Rendering Floor Plans | shadows + mat board straight-edge

Screen Shot 2015-01-03 at 11.04.56 AMThree important things to do when hand rendering plans (and elevations) are:

A  layer color up by starting with a lighter marker color and adding multiple layers, this works far better than starting dark -trust me.

B  always include shadows, not paying attention to windows or light-sources but by simply locating them consistently throughout drawing (all to the bottom/left for example).

C use a straight-edge made of matboard; cut the matboard in strips and use  as an edge for the marker, this will keep lines straight and give greater control | while shown here for wood flooring this method can even be used for carpet, tile etc as a way to start a clean base layer.

This is straight from my book “Interior Design Visual Presentation” 4th edition.

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