Showing posts from April, 2013

maroubra medium density

Here's a neat little medium density project (20 units) currently being prepared for DA approval. Double block layout, linked basement with landscaped common outdoor area in the middle. More common decks at the upper level allow views to the city. The rear block looks over the front one. Simple, low maintenance finishes of "blue steel" face bricks for the bottom two levels and shiny/happy Alucobond for the upper floor. Also using our current medium density aesthetic of expressed balcony pods, slit style highlights and integrated indoor/outdoor, open plan living areas. Lots of simple but effective sun screens on East, North and West sides. WIll probably change a bit post DRP comments (they always change something...) but hopefully will retain the bulk of the ideas.   J front elevation upper floor recessive scale matches domestic scale NW high view showing arrangement of blocks on the site landscaped common area separates the blocks NE high view

pumpkin dreaming

Just finished a drawing for my favourite girls birthday. I took a series of scans to document the production process and thought you might be interested in how it was created. Starting point was to take a pic of the cat (called ... you guessed it... Pumpkin) and then goggle up some pumpkin pics. Pumpkin on her favourite blanket random pumpkin pic trusty blue pencil to set up the main layout of the drawing add the main character in ink start inking in the pumpkin surround start rendering the main elements finishing the pumpkins adding the blanket "rough" detail rub out the blue although nice to leave some remnants add orange pencil add yellow pencil to "lift" the orange hit it all with a tissue to smooth the colour rub out "overspray" add blue and pink "rough" detail to blanket for this pic I added a heavy line to "punch out" the elements an