The brief for this was something new for me yet again. I was asked to come up with a technical drawing detailing the right side of the Verdant Works Jute Museum. In our reading groups, we measured all the doors and windows and any measurements in between. This proved quite difficult as the building is quite long and we only had a tape measure to do the whole thing. Once we had collected all the measurements, we headed back to class to draw a simple sketch of the elevation.
It took me a while to do a neat drawing, as the sloped bottom edge made all the measurements difficult to work out. Once I had this sketched out, I went on to make the elevations more expressive, as the brief asked. I didn’t really know where to start. It helped me to look back at a lot of my drawings from college last year, as I wanted this to mimic the style that I subconsciously developed over the previous year. Layering drawings and textures seemed to be a theme in my work and so I thought this could be an interesting way of going forward with the brief. Taking the simplest colour palette from the building itself, I mocked up a drawing using tracing paper and fineliner pen.
I really liked the simplicity of this drawing so I decided to do a variation of it for my final drawing. Using thin acetate sheets, acrylic paint and sharpies, I created a 1:35 drawing.
I like how the layers are a lot more transparent in this drawing, however the green sharpie that I used was not the colour I was expecting. I think if I was to do this drawing again, I would take my favourite aspects from both drawings and combine them so that my final drawing was more to my personal liking. However I think my drawing really works in showing the simple form of the building, which was the point of the brief and I carried out the project in my own expressive style.