January's Second Project
Your architectural concept drawing should include three sides – representing the x, y, and z axes of the three-dimensional Cartesian coordinate system – created separately in an Adobe Illustrator document, put together using Illustrator’s Perspective Grid (we will look at how to do this later), and finally placed into a photograph using Adobe Photoshop. In addition to two walls and a roof, we will determine what other items your building should include in class.
The first step will be to create the front, one side, and the roof of your building in Illustrator. To insure that we do this in a way that looks consistent, when comparing pieces to each other, we will be using rulers and grids in Illustrator. When you are finished creating the walls and roof, you should add the determined details (we will discuss these in class). Be sure to group each wall and the roof with their respective details (how to group and ungroup objects) when you have finished creating those details.
Here's a tutorial for the adventurous. January's second project is not based on this tutorial, but you can see how to create a three-dimensional looking house in Adobe Illustrator.
Scale (related to proportion): a technique where the artist makes one object larger than another in order to cause the larger object to appear closer to us than the smaller object.
Overlapping: a technique where the artist creates the illusion of depth by placing one object in front of another.
High-low placement: a technique where the artist places an object lower in the picture plane to make it appear closer to us than another object that is placed higher.
Arial perspective: a technique where the artist reduces the detail, and color intensity, as well as shifts the hue of an object toward the blueish end of the visible light spectrum in order to give the illusion of distance.