From the sketchbook (sorta’)

This was from the sketchbook(moleskine), and was done on-site so I could show the contractor what I was thinking about in reference to the space.

The idea for the space was to add a waterfall and a small body of water right up near the pool’s edge. The drawing in black and white was good for me but it did not show enough detail for the contractor.

What to do

The drawing needed to show some separation of stone . . . what’s in the water, what’s out of the water(liner). Plus what I was thinking when it came to “drops” in the stream, and how to show all that in a drawing.

So I went to my favorite way of adding quick color AND text in a program called paint(dot)net. Nothing more than a few suggestions and some detail ideas based on the stone he had for the project.

Very simple and pretty fast, even for an old geezer like me.

A how to build a waterfall drawing
A how to build a waterfall drawing

Sad people

It just occured to me those folks look “sad”, or is it my imagination?

I have not seen photo’s of the finished work, and I am curious if the contractor followed my suggestions closely or in a more general matter.

I would happily post images but “J” is not a great photo taker. So we’ll just have to wait

By Rick Anderson

The Whispering Crane Institute was originally formed to act as the umbrella organization for the Philosophy of Design Symposium, and other seminars and workshops given by Rick Anderson and Richard L. Dube’. In the year 2000 WCI became a sole proprietorship owned by Rick Anderson. Today the WCI provides design and consultation services for Landscape Contractors, acts as a Green Industry think tank, and provides training for others in the form of workshops, seminars, and individual consulting. The WCI also provides written material, opinions, case-studies and how-to articles for industry trade magazines.

1 comment

  1. thanks for the paint.net tip – it pops it – the people aren’t sad – they are mezmerized by the quality of your terrace work

    Yes they are sad, they have just been given a quote for the cost of installation!

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