COLOR RENDERING AT VARIOUS DESIGN STAGES

At times, this plan is not color rendered, but drawn in black and white in the form of a hand-drafted drawing or a computer­generated drawing. The plan shown was devel­oped in a black-and-white format initially. Others may elect to draw most plans by hand or on the com­puter and then choose to color only the master plan. Final Master Plan Stage (Figure 15-26, Bottom Right)
Eventually, a final master plan is developed. Arrows can be shown to identify pathways, entrances into doors, gates, or outdoor spaces. Preliminary Master Plan Stage (Figure 15-26, Top Left)
Once the concept alternatives are presented to the client, discussion and feedback are used to begin the de­velopment of a more directed plan. This usually in­volves modifying and/or refining one or a combination of the concept alternatives into one preliminary master plan. In any case, the coloring of this plan will likely pay more attention to some of the additional de­tail drawn. Large trees can be rendered with a simple outline and a faded color from top left to bottom right. Depending on the designer, this preliminary plan may be drawn on the computer, may be left in the freehand format, or may be hand drafted in a more re­fined form. The rendering may consist primarily of coloring a freehand basic plan, with minimal texture added. The plan was rendered in 10 minutes. No two designers operate in the same way throughout a design process or in the development of drawings. The types and patterns of pavement areas are more closely configured. Although alternatives are benefi­cial, it is important to keep the color rendering simple, loose, and quick. But, there are times when one decides to color the master plan. More detail occurs in the types, amount, and lo­cation of plant materials. Regardless of when and where color is decided to be uti­lized, it is an extremely valuable design and sales tool. In situations like this, it is recommended that the drawings remain freehand and to scale, that textures be used to help define elements, and that quick color techniques be used to render the alternatives. This plan was colored in five minutes. Scallop and reverse scallop outlines can be used to differentiate deciduous trees from evergreen. Second, use some variety of line types to draw the outline of the forms to help differentiate the elements. As design ideas take this form, there may be a series of alternatives that are developed to present to the client. Figure 15-25
Functional Diagram Stage (Figure 15-25, Top Left)
In presenting color-rendered functional diagrams to a client, there are a few major guidelines. The more detailed a drawing, the more time it takes to ensure that the color is attentive to this detail. The color applied to this plan took 15 minutes.

Updated: 02.11.2014 — 10:16