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The drawings of Natliya Eliseeva (p. 144) deserve special mention because they
demonstrate the many possibilities of effective architectural imagery. They combine
topographical drawing with fantasy to create a strong sense of narrative. The narrative is enhanced by the inclusion of human activity - not, as in many images, stylish
figures milling about - in the form of personal objects, compositionally placed within
the space. As Moses writes in her brief description,
The furniture and personal possessions within these rooms, rendered with
great care, make the case for an architecture that is intimate and that
can be known only from the inside.
This statement makes two important points about these illustrations, and about
superior architectural illustration in general. First, there is evidence of human occupation and activities that relate uniquely to the space, inviting a number of possible
narratives. Second, architecture is as much about creating space, as form - with space
being possibly more important to the experience of architecture, but harder to depict.
We can only speculate about what the Stone Age Iberian was thinking when he
etched his drawings onto that cave wall. But hand drawing, as we know it today, can
be so much more expressive of human thought than almost any other form of art,
once we establish what thoughts we wish to express, why we want to express them,
and to whom.
PROPOSED NEW "ARRIVAL AND COMFORT PLAZA" NEAR BRIDALVEIL FALL IN
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK
AL FORSTER,
AIP34 AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

"My rendering process is done entirely by hand without any digital aid or input. But for many years now, I've been in this
personal struggle as I receive a client's digital massing model to overlay and add building detail and entourage. It is one of
the early steps necessary to create the final drawing and it helps speed up the process by quickly providing an approved and
accurate base view.
"But I miss the perspective set-up that I used to do by hand that would literally give shape to the view that I was
envisioning. It allowed me to experience that tactile, hands-on image making that is the true reward for the effort spent. I was
able to craft each line, each piece placed just so, as I watched the drawing slowly reveal itself on the blank sheet of vellum
taped to my drawing board.
"That process of layering the trace by hand, changing here, refining there, seeing the view come alive, the touch of the
pencil on the paper (crisp and ruled where necessary, soft and loose as the entourage is staged in) provided a very gratifying
balance between artistic problem solving and the underlying precision and process of mechanical drawing. The pencil
transfer then refined the block-out, and the application of color was (and still is) the cherry on top!"
- Al Forster

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The Right Angle Journal - Fall 2019 - Intro
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The Right Angle Journal - Fall 2019 - Drawing
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The Right Angle Journal - Fall 2019 - Index to Advertisers
The Right Angle Journal - Fall 2019 - Locations
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