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10 Top Drawings to Communicate Design Concepts

aka a picture is worth 1,000 words

Did you see the Mike Myers skit he did on Saturday Night Live ? - SIMON - "you know my name is Simon, and I love to do some drawerings".....

OK, enough with the silliness. Seriously, at cky design group, we love to draw. It is our number one way to communicate our ideas with you, our clients, whether the drawings are computer generated or hand drawn. Consider these types of drawings we do for various interior design projects :

1] SKETCH - a loose, simple drawing used to communicate ideas quickly; aka napkin drawing



2] IMAGE BOARD - a design collage of the "look and feel" of the project; helps narrow down the myriad of choices to be made; can be made by us [cky] or you or both of us...we love to collaborate.



2] FLOOR PLAN - the essential drawing for all interior design projects; the main tool used to plan the space and determine the layout based on use/function of the space; the beginnings of the construction drawings




3] ELEVATION - also referred to as " Front, Top, North, South, East, or West View"; this drawing shows a wall [OR side of a product like a sofa or building] drawn to scale with all its existing features [e.g. switches, ceiling height, doors and windows, etc.]. It can be a WORKING DRAWING or a RENDERING [see below].




4] WORKING DRAWING or CONSTRUCTION DRAWINGS - this is what we give our contractors, in order to obtain a quote. Once the contract is signed, these drawings along with product specifications form part of the contract



5] SHOP DRAWING - usually this is a drawing produced by a fabricator for us [cky], to confirm how the cabinet, mirror, furniture or other custom item will be made

6] RENDERINGS - realistic images of what your project will look like, from different vantage points and using different drawing techniques. These drawings are quite technical and can be difficult/time consuming to produce accurately. There are companies who specialize in producing them and charge $100's to $1,000's. Here is a synopsis of the different type of renderings :

a] 1 POINT PERSPECTIVE - HAND DRAWING



b] 2 POINT PERSPECTIVE - WIRE-FRAME



c] 2 POINT PERSPECTIVE - COMPUTER DRAWN

d] BIRD'S EYE PERSPECTIVE - COMPUTER DRAWN



e] AXONOMETRIC PROJECTION - one of the sexiest drawings and a great way to illustrate space planning and form. Click to see the Wikipedia entry



f] ELEVATION & 2 POINT PERSPECTIVE COMBINATION


Thank you for your interest and we hope this helps clarify some of our designer mumbo jumbo.

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cky

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