Front Elevation, first and second floor plans. Description of this home on the plan.
Technique: These three drawings are on one 8 and a half by 11 inch page (A4 size). The two floor plans are drawn in very small scale 1/16" = one foot, and the shaded front elevation slightly larger scale. I use various Faber-Castell pencils, 6H up to HB. This page exists exactly as you see it in one of my many binders filled with sketches, but with hand-lettering of course, not typeset. I use GIMP software to clean up the file, "tweak" the color a bit, and add labels, titles, and dimensions, that's all. This page "as-is" may serve as a model for a book page (hint hint.) The intention is to communicate the maximum information and an emotional response in a potential viewer, as related to a particular home plan idea. These sketches can easily be developed into a full set of plans for a luxury home in the U.S. or other markets.