Rendering Landscape Design Drawings in Color

Sixteen basic “line types” used in landscape design drawings
2. Adding color to landscape drawings has the opportunity to add a layer of interest and a layer of understanding that a black-and-white drawing lacks. And, with the increasing use of the computer, more and more designers are using computer programs to draw as well as color their landscape design drawings. Although most of this chapter deals with the use of color pencils, fine-tipped black markers and white-out, as well as some computer-generated samples, are also covered. Color examples
• Softscape (trees, shrubs, lawns, ground covers, planting beds, gardens, etc.)
• Hardscape (concrete, brick, stone, wood, houses, gazebos, fences, arbors, benches, etc.)
• Water elements (pools, fountains, streams, ponds, etc.)
• Furniture and accessories (tables, chairs, potted plants, etc.)
• Individual plants such as trees and shrubs (deciduous, conifers, tropical)
• Plans of patios with a variety of material types and plant types
• Elevations of structures with a variety of material types and plant types
5. A color pencil can be bought for at least half, if not a third, of the cost of a marker. Although some people use computer programs for drawing a design and coloring it, there are many more who still produce them by hand. It goes without saying that good graphic quality is essential for landscape designers. Although black-and-white drawings can have a high level of graphic quality, there is something else that can add significant value in clearly por­traying and selling a landscape design: Black-and-white photographs can tell the basic story of an image, but color provides a deeper understanding and adds more interest to a photograph. If the designer elects to color by hand, two of the most common methods are color pencils and color markers. Eleven basic techniques of using color pencils
4. Landscape drawings are often produced in black-and-white format. Suggested materials (pencils, pens, white-out)
Landscape design includes the development of plans, sections, elevations, and some­times perspective sketches. COLOR CONTENT
This chapter consists of the following aspects of color rendering with regard to land­scape design drawings:
1. These are key tools to help clients understand the pro­posed design. Rendering with color pencils is much easier to learn. COLOR MEDIA
The specific medium used in producing color drawings depends on the individual in­terests and abilities of the designer.

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