damn good sketchbook man, I enjoyed it. Post more anatomy studies and some work from life. I like the last building sketches. They feel like ships.
Dranyer: Thank you very much!
Demo: Me give Mentler a run for his money!? HA! Maybe when I'm 600 years old like he is. I wish. Yea his threads are on here, buried usually, and in separate forums, it's just best to bookmark them or subscribe to them, or buy his 10 DVD collection once it's out! Which book were you talking about? I'd be interested in reading it!
revenebo: Wow, thanks a lot! Coming from you that makes me very happy. Asa and were talking about this very same thing! My university only focuses on 100% traditional and analog drafting and designing for the first 2 years, but during high school we used AutoCAD for 4 years, but we also built lots of models and projects by hand, so I've had a really good education so far, just need to find somewhere that will push me harder than my current uni. Thanks for checking in, man!
Lucent Verner: I'm glad you liked it! Thank you for stopping by :]
Verehin: Thank you! I most definitely will!
gardenrusalka: Thanks Yea, just because haha. I tend to do those thumbnails while drinking coffee or tea with a friend late at night. It's a good way to end a day!
res01ve: Man, that stadium looks pretty massive... Too bad it'll all be covered up with advertisements, seats, people and so on. Looks better empty haha Thanks for dropping by!
Jska: Thank you very much, miss! I firmly believe there's a direct connection between human architecture (anatomy) and construction/design architecture!
dark eagle: Thank you, you're too kind!
Vraahl: Draw more from life is right... but we have to draw more into life as well!! Thanks for checking my sketchbook out!
Eva K: Thank you much! I shall continue to post and create!
TheJester: Oh yea, architecture here isn't so bad... 12-24 hour days, some days last 40 hours, sometimes longer... insane deadlines and going over budget on projects, not eating/sleeping/exercising/living well. It's quite brutal, considering I'm in the Honors College of Architecture and I also instruct 3 classes a week on Architecture&Culture haha. How crazy is it over there? Living in the studio all day very day? Only come out to see your family and friends during holidays but end up using that time to catch up on sleep? :/
TASmith: More from life is on the way! Thanks for the encouragement and kind words!
First month of school is DONE! Been so ridiculously busy this semester, and I'm even instructing a class 3 times a week now! Yes! Let's see... lots of projects going on, nothing to show yet for 2 of them (still in the mental development/meetings/clients phase). Let's see... got some new quicky concept sketches over coffee, used PoseManiacs for the first time and it kicked my ass up and down the street, and I'll post some work that I've also shown in the Architecture Group Thread which you should all check out!! Here's the first phase of a 4 part project I'm working on right now, should be finished by Friday. This model is at 1/2"=1'0" so it's quite tall and detailed for a simple wall section of a commercial building. 2 floors, steel construction, and lots of interaction between materials. You can see photos of the real building in the Arch Group.
I've also included some photos of a wall system I designed for my studio to keep our class separate from the other 3. Our space is limited to 17.5x30, fits 18 drafting desks, pinup and shelf space, and a conference table... it's an extremely minimal space which caused me to think of an essentialist approach to the design. The segments between the larger panels are sliding, inset doors.
And what the hell.... 5 stars? Are you serious? That's awesome! Though I humbly bow and step away in the presence of those deserving of 10. Thanks to whoever voted, you guys rule.
Right! Here's the stuff! Critique, ask questions, do what you do.
Last edited by IanE; September 16th, 2008 at 10:57 PM.
I... you... just... this... wow. Just wow.
I'm completely STUNNED! I'm honoured, HONOURED, that you commented my sketchbook, and... wowoWOW.
Your anatomical studies looks like they're taken directly from a book, your architectural work is extremely professional, and very, very, very inspiring.
Someone who makes me WANT to practice perspective and architecture? What?
IS THAT EVEN POSSIBLE?
The models are neat, what materials did you use?
Also, I've heard that it's insanely difficult to get accepted into architectural university studies, is that true?
A drawing a day makes the suck go away:
My sketchbook, because beating up the beef is the first step to make it good.
What a nice sketchbook!!!!! I like the anatomy studies, i like the interior thumbnails, i like those crazy structures, and i like this last piece also! I wish i had something constructive to say....
The architectural drawings are pretty cool, I must say, and I'm liking that model...
(I was going to say I didn't get the last couple of photos, but I hadn't actually read the post properly so . . . you can do wonders with corflute, eh?)
Monkeydominator: Hey! Wow, thanks a lot!! I still have a LONG way to go before I consider myself at that level, I mean come on... the talent on this forum alone is mind blowing. Inspiration in every corner! I make all of my models out of basswood, however I do sometimes use Balsa wood if I want to articulate a texture. Basswood has a very even and almost non-existent grain, so basswood makes a good pop when you need it, like in the stones for the wall section model. And yea, it's really hard to get into a good school, and even harder to stay in. I'm really lucky to have the professors I do and a program that kicks ass at my uni, hopefully things only get better!! Thanks for stopping in, I'll have to swing by your sketchbook again soon!
carlosranna: Hahaha, thanks so much! Constructive or not, a little sincere encouragement goes a long way, man! Thanks.
Dished: Moar you say? Moar?! FINE. Haha, man, Posemaniacs kicked my ass, I need to do more of that and more conceptual building sketches at 3am while drinking coffee!!! Thanks for the kind words
Mr--Jack: One of our professors actually built his house of that same stuff... it's still in finish-out but once I can get some photos I'll post em. Coroplast is wicked awesome. Thanks for checking in!
Alright, so I'm cheating and posting some work done in Sketchup from today, and I'll have some actual real drawings to show soon. Life is crazy as usual so here's what I've been up to!
I'm currently competing for a construction of the Animal Defense League's new Cat Facility. Currently they are housing 100 cats in two 15x12 foot prefabricated tool sheds with little air conditioning or space, so they're going to fundraise to build a new code-compliant and amazing 6000sqft facility. Without going into insane details about the programming and regulations on this sort of building, I'll just say that the site is small, and is also masterplanned to include an animal hospital expansion, and a new administration building. I've thusly designed a streamlined building that will be against the main traffic road of the site (it's on a corner in a busy neighborhood) and chosen to lift the building to provide covered parking underneath and not consume the beautiful grassy field they have. As my style goes, I'm very layered and fragmented in respect to how spaces, materials, and systems interact with eachother and the person. The plan is simple in modular form, rooms progress in a 35', 25', 35', 25', 35', 25', 35' pattern with a 20' verandah. The entire space will be simple, delicate, visually light, and open, consisting of steel frame, polished concrete flooring, semi-opaque glass on rolling panel systems to open the outside areas when the cats are contained to provide a meeting/event space, a glass roof protected by a suspended aluminum slat field, and all rolling barn style doors as I hate it when people come over to my house, open the normal door and hit my cat in the face. It's extremely long, but houses 2 separate cat sections: adult and kittens. It weighs in at 255' in length, 50' wide. After considering their requested space requirements, I noticed I could string it out nicely along the site, which is 275' long, and create a massive street-front building that forces you to visually engage the space, the cats, and the purpose of the Animal Defense League as you drive the entire length of the building in a 30 mile-per-hour zone. I'm happy with where it's going, and will probably begin creation of the final model in wood within the next few days.
Everyone please throw in your two cents on this one because it WILL go to competition and I'm in it to win and get this thing built, so anything you have to say, SAY IT.
Thanks and I'll have better updates soon!
Awesome sketchbook! I really enjoyed looking through your work here. Industrial Design eh? Are you an instructor or a student? Im attending Columbus College of Art & Design and your stuff reminds me of one of my friends works from last year. Awesome work. I'll have to check out that architect thread. IT sounds really interesting. Keep posting.
Dude your technical skills are awesome! Same with your anatomy, although the proportions seem slightly off, they are still great and i'm sure you can make some great progress!
Thanks for stopping by my sketchbook.
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Though I WILL agree that there is a boatload of talent around every corner in this forum, I still think you're one of the best drawers I've ever seen. Keep inspiring us!
I'm not really an architectural genious (more like an architectural newbie), but I still think your cathouse design is pretty goddamn awesome! You really made the most out of the space, it looks roomy and open, so I'm sure it will be perfect for the little kitties!
If I were to decide, you'd win with this. Jesus. But if you want someone who knows what they're talking about to critique it, try searching around for architects on the forums and ask them to help you out.
Still think you have nothing to worry about, though. Good luck!
A drawing a day makes the suck go away:
My sketchbook, because beating up the beef is the first step to make it good.
play with the proportion of the various i-beams sizes! the horizontal plane can be further accentuated if the protruded partitions uses a different i-beam section size. also the roof protrusion doesn't really adding anything architecturally, unless its protruded further up as mast (with strings) to hold up the horizontal roof planes, contrast, but again the shape and size will need to be explored more critically at the moment it looks like stumps/ midget.
another thing to have a more critical look is the detailing between the glazing and the flooring, depends on the design intend, a better detailing would either hide the metal socket holding the protruding glazing or another metal piece (like a drain) to create an element that separate the horizontal box plane and the flat flooring plane.
the roof's opening could also be adjusted more to represent a sense of lightness to it, even if it is not that practical, weather proofing wise, so that it works as a light diffuser more in creating that magical lighting effect for the interior space, with more transparency, the "boxes", the roof plane and the floor plane could be better defined and "separated" yet work as a coherent entity to create an illusion that the "boxes" being hold up "momentarily" sandwiched between the two infinite planes.
of course, the above comments were based on visual not from reading the brief, so just a visual response! good luck
edit: just remembered, farnsworth house would be a good research reference, the position, sizes, colour of the i-beams, flooring, roofing etc were adjusted meticulously to achieve the effect that the architect wanted! hence "god is in the detailing"!
Last edited by zenichi; October 16th, 2008 at 08:56 AM.
Damn, man. This stuff is awesome! I love you anatomy studies, a subject that's normally kind of straightforward and dull, but yours are great. They're too good to be considered studies! I can't believe I missed your sketchbook up until now. I'll definitely be checking back to see what new stuff you're up to. I can't wait to see what you post next.
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My goal: To get good enough to post in the Finally Finished Forum.
wow! those architectural renderings are really fun. There is one that kind of looks like a wave with a curly-que at the end that I would really like to walk around in.
For the cat facility, if the weather permits, you might consider some screened in porches that sort of let the cats feel like they are outside. I recently visited a place like that here in Southern California. They had big windows that they opened during the day and the cats to could sort of prowl around in the yard. It felt really nice. Particularly as visitors weren't allowed in the yard. so the cats could do there thing with out being bothered.
How are the watercolors treating you by the way?
Inspiring, why am i browsing this site when there is so much to practice? thanks for reminding me :]
Envisor: Thanks a lot! I'm an instructor and a student, actually! I'm a first semester sophomore in the Honors College of Architecture and I also instruct/lecture 3 times a week for 1 hour on a course called Architecture & Culture.
Natzuur-JK: Proportions, man! Such a difficult task to master! I've definitely a long way to go, but I'm looking forward to every step of the journey!
Monkeydominator: Wow! What bold statements!! Thank you so much for the support, man.
zenichi: I actually chose to use square wide flanges for that project, and keep all of the beams the same, as to not break their presence as they travel from one of the building, through it, and out the other. I had considered treating the "wings" differently, but after a couple minutes decided deviating from that 1 beam type would only convolute the design. Really awesome idea for how to treat the glazing, though the system I finally decided on was much more subtle and just as articulated. Really an awesome critique from you, I would love to get that sort of dialogue from the students in studio with me! Many many thanks.
abigbat: Why thank you very much :]
Jeff Bartzis: Jeff! I've failed you with my lack of updates!
MyOrangeHat: Thank you kindly. I hope to keep you entertained!
super skoda: Thanks! The cat place, I'll talk about that lower, but I'd love to know more about the place you're talking about... link perhaps? Oh, and the watercolors, well... scroll down, good sir. Scroll down...
Bocks: BACK TO WORK!
Right, so... I fell off the planet again. Things got hectic (I can't seem to avoid that) and my mother went blind in one eye (the other is following suit) due to a side effect of a normal post-surgery steroid, so that required my attention from October til about 2 weeks ago. She's doing much better now, though, so I can return to my precious architorture and devoting my spare time to making things and learning how to draw. To pick up where I left off:
The Cat Facility Project: I WON! There will be fundraising in April and hopefully the Animal Defense League will find an architecture firm willing to do the work, because my design is going to be BUILT! HA! The final images are below. Images and models below. I had wicked back bronchitis the week it was due, so the model was built in exactly 12 hours up to 30 minutes before presentation on the very last day... I was promptly told, "You look like shit." Accurate. If anyone's really interested in seeing the final presentation sheet in detail, I can email it to you cus I cannot find hosting for it as it's 3'x5' and the jpg is rather absurdly large.
Marfa, TX: After the cat project, we were again challenged by the small town of Marfa to design an art gallery that will house 3 rotating artists on 4-month long residences there, where they will display their work, live, create, and so on. Additionally, the project required office and administration space, an extra gallery for the public, and an educational component. Simple concept, again very modular, steel, with light wells from the roof into the basement, a glass sidewalk renovation to let light into the archives and such underground, and of course use of the existing exterior wall of the building in the adjacent lot. Also made an abstract glass sculpture/series to be exhibited along with the project. Cut it all myself. Again, if anyone's really interested in seeing the final presentation sheet in detail, I can email it to you cus I cannot find hosting for it as it's 2'x4' and the jpg is rather absurdly large.
Stairs: Study of the stairs at the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, TX as well as an original interior/exterior stair I was asked to design for a mystery building in which I was not allowed to know anything about it except for exterior dimensions. 1 day project, so the model is quick, sloppy, and raw: just how I like it.
Watercolor: super skoda has influenced me. Behold the progress of 3 days with watercolor!
Currently: Working on a riverwalk urban redevelopment with the firm I'm involved with, just started on it yesterday... It's going to be a microbrewery with a cafe/bakery on the river, retail on the street level above, and residential above that. I've got some cool ideas brewin' for that one! Should have some sketches or something interesting up soon.
Alright, that's it! QUIT LOOKING AND GO CREATE!
Edit: This new upload process is a total pain in the ass... AND the power cut due to rain in the middle of me uploading so I had to start all over! UGH. I'll be adding things bit by bit to make sure it ALL gets put on here... Lame.
Last edited by IanE; February 11th, 2009 at 03:20 AM.
Hey IeanE! Congratulations on winning the Cat House project! The animal shelter I was telling you about is called the Sage Canyon Animal Sanctuary. For what it's worth, the URL is http://www.sagecanyon.org/ but it seems to be a dead link.
Those water colors are great. The first one feels really strange to me. I think it's because there is no indication of perspective. The second on however is gorgeous! I really like how you treated the shadows as a solid mass - very nice.
Critique: Line weights are often about which weights look right rather than which are right, don't forget that presentation is often more important than mathematical accuracy especially especially for school projects, the only thing i really thought needed work was the stair renderings, i think freehand inking would go a long way in the presentation of the stairs (your "more loose" work looks alot better and i think you should incorporate it into certain aspects of your presentations [the stairs]), also the water color is good but a little bit "life-less" your markers are meant to emulate water colors, yet your marker drawings have much much more readable, yet less exact qualities to them, the cat facility was well designed as was the art studio (the high ceiling may have been too high but you may have had a reason to make it so, I'd be interested in hearing what it was :]
EDIT: I re-looked at the water colors and i think i can be more specific, your trees look slightly mathematical, and your the texture of the bricks needs a deeper shadow to bring it out. In the second painting, the buildings and color blending is fantastic, but i think where you need to work is with "texturing."
keep it up
Last edited by Bocks; February 12th, 2009 at 05:38 PM.
ya i understand what its like to be under intense pressure, especially when you take design seriously
for the art studio i would've worked more in floor levels while keeping the same design, maybe raising the floor to control the ceiling heights :] keep it up and post more rough sketches
super skoda: Woo! Hahaha, awesome. Yea, that first one I just drew a general architectural elevation with different materials to see if I could get the colors and such correct before I even bothered with adding perspective. Did the second one right after, working on a third right now, trying to improve! As for the shadows being a solid mass, that's what I meant by my scanner ruined these... The left side of the white buildings is actually quite gradual in color change, and right has a black gate that in reality looks separate from the darker building, but oh well... I'll add learning how to scan/photograph watercolor to my list haha. Thanks much, man!
Bocks: Ah the stairs... well, those renderings were studies, and I churned those out in the time we were allowed, which was 4 hours to find a stair, measure it, render it, and ready it for presentation. Sadly there isn't nearly enough time to produce hand-rendered work in the program I'm in as the projects are so intense and the deadlines so short, though I absolutely agree with what you said. As for the watercolors, I have much to learn (markers as well) as I've really spent the majority of time working in mechanical pencil/technical pens, and yea, they do come across missing something... but they're the first two and I'm learning quite a bit from them! Working on the 3rd right now, actually. The ceiling for the art facility is actually only 20', which catches the height of the adjacent building, and also allows for the owner of that building to still have use of his 3 windows in the party wall near the top, which were his clear instructions NOT to block his view (which was mildly absurd considering I needed to make a 3 story building haha) so his windows now look into the 20' tall gallery space, with the residential above, and the more private action below street level. Equally, I couldn't find a single reason to limit the ceiling height to anything under 16', so taking the building next to my project into context pushed me up to 20' and made the most sense. Also, I'm not sure if you noticed or not, the gallery level is lifted up off the street level, so yea the major mass you do see is rather tall but lifted up and containing 2 floors. The bricks are hard to do! I do need to improve on those, as well as generating texture. Right now I feel like I'm pretty much just filling the spaces with color, and not necessarily tone or texture... Still trying to work out opacity, intensity, value, water content, dry brush, wet brush so on... Lots of experimenting to do! Thanks so much for the good critique, it means a lot.
Got some stuff goin' on... Busy busy. Been interviewing with schools to transfer out to, sick, projects... that whole thing. Here's what's new:
New watercolor piece that I screwed up... Tape residue + pigment = bad... Trying to fix watercolor is also a bad idea... oh well. Learned a lot, not bad for the 3rd watercolor I've done, but not as good as I had imagined.
Quickie exploded structural model and case showing steel plate formwork, structural concrete, rebar grid in scale to figure.
Sketches and site model for a new project on the river. Redevelopment to create an adaptive reuse mixed-use building consisting of a microbrewery with brewmaster school, student/mid/high income residences, restaurant and cafe and retail space at street level. The property belongs to The Pearl Brewery which has been out of commission for some time and is 125 years old and on the Riverwalk in San Antonio, TX. Got some initial sketches and ideas, going to be spending all of Spring Break designing.
Back to work! Lots to learn, lots to do...
Last edited by IanE; March 9th, 2009 at 03:21 AM.
AHHH, oh my.
I must not be getting emails, telling me when you update this, anymore.
I'm absolutely amazed by all this cool stuff.
The scale models look extremely nice, and seem like they would be fun as heck to make.
As for the watercolours, This one is my favourite
Watercolour is one of my favourite mediums(unfortunately I dont have any space to do them sad panda)
I really love all the small technical drawings you did before in previous posts, i know you got a busy schedule and all, but it would be cool to see more of those.
Anyhow, cool stuff, I look forward to seeing more in the future.
ps. drop by my sb sometime
Hey Ian! Long time no see
First off, congrats on winning the cat house project! It doesn't surprise me that you did, it looks really impressive and with some great spatial solutions. Kudos to you!
Your other architecture works are also equally impressive. I really adore your style, it's simple and light but it's got plenty of personality, some new flair to it that just sells it to me. You seem like a really handy model maker! I can do big scales ones, but when it comes to making details on the actual house, my shaky hands start getting in the way I like the watercolour pictures a lot too, beautifully done!
Not bad, I like your stuff so far even though I'm not into engineering and archetecture.
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Hi and thanks, I love me a good architect!! the other half of my family does that in Arizona for the past 100++ years, I could send you a link if you want... arts and crafts style, my great uncle used to fight with Frank L W... Thanks for seeing my SB and the wow words, Your stuff looks amazing!! your very technical yet your forms flow, great combo! And Asa B is a friend so your not half bad, hee hee ho ho.
Thank you for stopping by on my thread. Funny you mention IntricateChaos. We've been best friends since freshman year in high school. We attend the same college right now and are working on similar projects for one of our classes.
As far as your thread goes, awesome models. I feel like I could walk right into them. I see you study life drawing too. You get extra points for that in my book.
My sketchbook ----> http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=111245
Bill: Thank you very kindly, sir!
Jeff: Always a pleasure. Models are fun to make (though my wallet hates them beyond belief) and that one weighs in at 48x27 for $100. I think in total it took 15-18 hours to design and build it. I love making models, especially if they verge into being unnecessarily detailed. There isn't a photo of it, but behind one of those houses is a car with no hood and a body in the trunk... Wonder if anyone will notice? Hope so. Anyway in reality that car exists, and I wouldn't be surprised if there's actually a body in the trunk. As for the watercolours, what do you mean not enough space?! Go grab a block of cold press 11x14 and paint OUTSIDE where there's LOTS of space! I need to make time in my sched for everything in general haha! Thanks for the motivation and support, man!
Asa: Too long, Asa! TOO LONG! Good to see you're alive! I disappeared for a while too - must have something to do with us and architecture, huh? Thank you very much for your constant support and praise. You were missed! Now let's see some projects in the arch thread!
FightingSeraph: Then I must be doing something right! Thanks for checking it out :]
kelly x: Well thank you for the kind words! Oooo, so I get cool points just out of association with Asa? Nice... maybe I should add that to my resume... As for the architecture stuff you mentioned, I'd love to see it all! Link me! I checked out your gallery, too! Really awesome what you're doing with that. Quite admirable! Thanks for the visit, miss!
Cookiedemon: Thanks for the kind words and the extra points! Good luck to you guys.
Got some thinkin'-on-paper for you today. Been working out my thoughts on this current new project for the San Antonio River Authority about the Riverwalk North Expansion. They want a mixed-use community center and the property belongs to an ancient ex-brewery, so I've gone ahead and designed a brewery with brewmaster school, restaurant, 20 residences, and lots of green space. Using a barcode for the Pearl Brewing Co. I developed myself as the concept and to give me some generating lines to work with.
Sketches of the automated parking in cells and a quick thought on what the southern half of the property will look like if you're looking at it standing across the river. Included is the hops garden with the river coming into the site, landscaping ideas, the barcode grid in 2-4 foot thick concrete walls 48 feet high, some of the residences, and in the background, the automated parking cells.
Think on paper. Back to work.
Last edited by IanE; March 18th, 2009 at 10:02 AM.
your design process is interesting (in a good way), and your site model is professional, I've got nothing but compliments. I envy your work ethic; there's a difference between hard workers and great designers, its rare to find someone who excels at both. I look forward to seeing some finished results on your latest project, maybe some hand drawings? :]