BeLoose Graphic Workshop

  • Tips of the Week: Drawing a Tree
    A simple 5 mins tree with Chartpak markers:  First outlined it with red or 6B pencil and render leaves with Grass Green and Nile Green; trunk with Buff, Suntan and Mocha.  Finally outlined it with black Sharpie and hit it with Prismacolor pencils – Poppy Red and True Blue.  Always apply markers from lighter to da…[Read more]

  • Better attitude can affect your drawing skills immensely Ever since I have changed my attitude to be better and looser, my drawing skills improved drastically. These are what I have changed: * I will no longer want to compete with my peers, just want to draw better than my wife, that is all. * I begin to realize that the more mistakes I have made…[Read more]

  • TIP OF THE WEEK: How to place people in a sketch
    It is very easy to place people in sketches or perspectives with the following rules:
    1. You must assume yourself is a 5 ft tall person and people you are drawing are all 5 ft. tall just like you.
    2. Draw an eye line on paper, then sketch or trace people with their eyes located on the eye line.
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  • Do you have hard time drawing good looking trees?  Here are some tips:
    1. Use of a black pen and outlines the tree with one of the four leaf languages –    Concave, Convex, Wendy and McDonald.
    2. Don’t draw any details inside a tree, just apply it with 45 degree strokes,solid     color or leave it blank.
    3. Use only one language per tree or grass,…[Read more]

  • Tips of the “Loose Sketch” with Marker and PenBeLoose Graphic Workshop – Mike Lin

    Tips of the Loose Sketch with Marker and Pen
    Often when you like make sketches to be loose and lovely with markers and pen, here are some tips to help you achieve great results and satisfactions:

    • Paper: Use of paper towel, napkin or any rough texture…

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  • Simple Tips of Applying Colors to a Drawing:
    Do you know when we stare at a color (Blue for example), we actually saw the opposite color of the color wheel (Orange), these blue and orange colors are known as complementary colors in the color theory (see below left for a test). 

    Therefore two colors (Blue-Orange, Red-Green, and Yellow-Purple)…[Read more]

  • Tonie C. posted an update in the group Group logo of BeLoose Graphic WorkshopBeLoose Graphic Workshop 7 years ago

    Hi Brian, Thanks for your response, somehow I missed it until now. Vellum is a bit pricey, so I ended up buying Canson light weight bond which works a lot like marker paper. I like your trace on foamcore style too. How do you mount it?

  • Hmm, can’t find a way to search these posts. 
    Has anyone found a place that sells marker paper on rolls?  Alternatively… does anyone use vellum with ChartPak markers? 
    I’m sick of bond sucking up my markers, but I need large format.  Thanks!
    PS  Hi Mike & Brian!

  • Sweet thanks Brian

  • Best of all Brain Lin will be hosting a Graphic Workshop!

  • What is LAbash?
    LAbash (landscape architecture bash) is a student run conference that serves as a platform for students from various universities to converge, exchange ideas and celebrate their passion for landscape architecture.
    LAbash was conceptualized in 1970 by three students from the University of Guelph looking for an opportunity to…[Read more]

  • Early registration for FIU LABASH 2012 has been extended for 1 more week, don’t miss out register today!

  • Hi, Are there any PDF files available that can be sent to me to aid me in rendering and quick perspective drawing techniques? thanks

  • thanx mike, i will try this and tell u

  • In setting up perspective in mounds or terrains, you must assume they are in a square box, locate their base points on perspective and find their height, then do connect from each base point to the top.  Hope this help.

  • i have doubt in perpesctives & sketching for mounds, terrains, iam not getting proper shape or profile of the mound in 3d 

  • A beautiful landscape plan nicely rendered by our member Romella Edgmon who took our workshop in July 2007. She contributes the entire rendering process below to share with our members.  Thanks to Romella.
    It was a pleasure coming up with a conceptual design for a water feature in honor of philanthropist Walter Annenberg. A water…[Read more]

    Drawing with a Good Attitude                    
    Many people feel they are unable to draw or sketch well either due to the lack of talented background or missing proper guided graphic skill. I have spent over 35 years of my life teaching people how to draw well with confidence, often I have seen people walke…[Read more]

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