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Drawing Lessons from Architect Matthew Frederick pt.3 Architectural Hand-Lettering

Handwriting, penmanship, this is all drawing. Hand-lettering can be another artistic tool to add to your kit. Matthew Frederick shares 6 architectural hand-lettering principals to follow: 1. Honor legibility and consistency above all else. 2. Use guide lines (actual or imagined) to ensure uniformity. 3. Emphasize the beginning and end of all strokes, and overlap […]

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Drawing lessons from Architect Matthew Frederick pt.2

Every drawing you undertake has a hierarchy. There are the general elements. And there are the fine details. Matthew Frederick recommends laying out the entire drawing to start. How? By making use of: Light guide lines. Geometric alignments. Visual gut-checks. These techniques will help ensure the proportions and placement of shapes are accurate. After that […]

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Drawing lessons from Architect Matthew Frederick pt.1

It all begins with the line. Different lines have different purposes. But remember – begin and end your line with emphasis. Be bold! Have the lines overlap where they meet. Be bold! Don’t “Feather and Fuzz”. Be bold! Start and end your line in one stroke. To build confidence, Matthew Frederick suggests drawing a light […]

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Meaningful Moments

We each have a moment where we discovered football was more than a game. It happens in a dash. One day you have no clue of its existence, the next it’s all you’re searching for. For some these discoveries happened alone. Under patches of summer shade trying to get more than three juggles in a […]