From the Sketchbook (9)

Figuring out the driveway.
Figuring out the driveway.

This was drawn right on site. I was interested in getting down my initial thought for the driveway and possible parking spots.

The reason for all the squares for the paving is that I was either stuck on something, or I just kept drawing squares as I was daydreaming about the project. I’ve noticed that I do that a lot on these types of drawings.

I guess it’s my style of thinking.

Reality would say that on site sketches would be very loose, very conceptual, and devoid of detail.

I will continue to show these types of drawings because Ibelieve it’s the best way to learn about conceptual thinking and the design process.

Addendum: those color markings are from Chartpak markers that I had been scribbling with on another doodle.

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.

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