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This group was set up for anyone who has every attended a workshop or webinar with Jim Leggitt and for those who would like to learn his Drawing Shortcut techniques.

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Landscape Architecture Discussion Forum

Marker Combinations 3 Replies

Hello all,was wondering what the group has as far as good marker color combinations for bond paper. Im trying to get a list together that i can referrence while im rendering. A list that would have a…Continue

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Digital Prismacolor sets 10 Replies

Hey all. For anyone who learned to render using actual Prismacolor markers and pencils, I've developed digital color sets for Illustrator and Photoshop. They're non-proprietary (as far as I know) so…Continue

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Started by Bruno Marques Oct 13, 2011.

Color Combinations 8 Replies

I do my sketches on trace then use markers to color on the back side.  However, I always get stuck on what colors to use.  Does anyone have a recommendation of 4-5 colors that work well together? …Continue

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Started by Andrew Spiering. Last reply by Andrew Spiering Jun 9, 2011.

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Jim Leggitt's Spring 2014 Drawing Workshops

I’ve had the great fortune to teach some incredibly talented students and professionals over the years and have three exciting 2-day drawing workshops lined up this Spring in Denver. Each workshop programs is developed for designers with all levels of drawing skills and experience with technology. My action packed two-day workshop is carefully timed with short, high output blocks of exercises. We start the workshop exploring some basic drawing materials and methods, then progress into some amazing hybrid digital techniques I’ve developed that combine 3D SketchUp modeling, photography and hand drawing. As you can see from the workshop photos below,...

Sketch Series for a Repurposed Interior Space

I wrote a blog post on December 9, 2013 detailing the step-by-step process I used for visualizing a repurposed space within a historic feed and grain building in Colorado. This followup article is about the importance of creating a "series" of sketches for a single project to best communicate design ideas. This visualization project involved a proposal to renovate the ground floor of the brick agricultural building into artist studios, multi-use events spaces, art galleries and commercial space. I created a total of six illustrations for this studioINSITE project. Below are the additional five sketches and a brief explanation about...

Hand Drawing of a Repurposed Interior Space

Some of my favorite drawing challenges deal with visualizing interior spaces when there is a need to establish design character with materials, entourage, graphics, color, lighting and especially people. This studioINSITE visioning project was a great example of showing how an unfinished space could be converted into an exciting new use. The drawing “step-by-step” example in this blog post was one from a series of six colored sketches I drew to tell a story about how an existing historic feed and grain building could be “repurposed” for different uses related to art and design. Below is my process that combined...

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Comment by Bruno Marques on August 28, 2012 at 11:41am

7th European Biennial of Landscape - Sept 27-29 2012 / Barcelona, Spain

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http://land8.com/events/7th-european-biennial-of-landscape-rosa-bar...

Comment by JIm Leggitt on April 21, 2012 at 12:56pm

Nice drawing! I would like to know if your sketch was made over a 3D SketchUp model. 

Comment by 周春来 on March 12, 2012 at 11:09pm

Hope that the platform to see more of the outstanding works

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Comment by 周春来 on March 11, 2012 at 9:07pm

Very glad to become a member here, thank you

Comment by JIm Leggitt on April 7, 2011 at 7:15pm
Thanks Tim and Cynthia. Next webinar will really get into strategic thinking about perspectives and drawing composition - my favorites! I'll cook up some more video clips and hopefully control the camera focus a bit more than in last night's program.
Comment by Cynthia Leigh on April 7, 2011 at 6:44pm
Webinar was really great - nice mix of refresher and new info. So helpful to keep up to date on materials and processes and see through Jim's crystal ball into the future.
Comment by Tim Oliver on April 7, 2011 at 1:02pm
Great webinar last night, Jim!  Looking forward to part 2 next week!
Comment by Andrew Spiering on December 8, 2010 at 6:38pm
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