Celebrating the Freehand Renaissance--sketching as a vital way to see and value culture, and to envision a better world.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Exuberance

While creating illustrations for various elements and techniques in the book, I have to remind myself that the key element I want to capture is exuberance!  Composition, contrast, color choices, movement and even visible colored pencil strokes add up to convey a feeling of joyful vitality that I'd like the space to have.  At the end of the day, I want it to look like a place the viewer wants to go.


Thursday, April 12, 2012

Longmont Colorado

I've been working with my Townscape compadres and Tim Baldwin of Steer Davies Gleave on a transit oriented development plan for Longmont, Colorado.  My role has been collaborating on the urban village concepts, generating freehand concept maps and sketches on site and in the studio.  It's a fast and efficient way to work.  Tim created this little video in which he cleverly uses my urban village concept maps in "pieces" to tell the story of how the project could evolve over time.  The video ends with a village center concept sketch I made from a Google Earth street view.  Enjoy!