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From the Sketchbook

Work by Thomas Grant MacDonald | 2014 | All rights reserved

Work by Thomas Grant MacDonald | 2014 | All rights reserved

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Design Sheets

 

[Design Sheets]

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Just posted some design sheets to ISSUU.com, check ’em out!

 

Sketches from Scandinavia

I produced these sketches while on a recent summer study-abroad course in Scandinavia. It’s interesting how much your spatial awareness can be improved through this type of sketching – I now often find myself considering how the perspective of a place changes as I move through it, and am more aware of scale. Aside from fostering a better reading of existing spaces, this type of sketching improves a designer’s ability to envision and represent spaces when approaching new projects.  What a difference this type of perspective-driven, experiential conceptualization is from working in Rhino or AutoCAD!

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Work by Thomas Grant MacDonald | 2013 | All rights reserved

Sketch Used in Movie!


Work by Thomas Grant MacDonald | 2013 | All rights reserved Work by Thomas Grant MacDonald | 2013 | All rights reserved

Over Christmas break I purchased a video tutorial by Scott Robertson as part of an effort to improve my skills in perspective drawing.  Incredibly, a couple months after posting these little plane sketches to my blog I was contacted by Marvel Comics, asking for permission to use them in an upcoming movie.  Most likely nothing will come of it, but the possibility of seeing one of my sketches on the big screen is beyond exciting.