David's First Architectural Illustration - the one that started it all....
My pattern was to work at home at a wooden drafting table I had setup in the basement. It was there that I sketched and stippled for over 40 hours to create my illustration. Little did I know then, but this was to become my way of working for the next 40 years.
Getting the shape of the building down, is the aspect that takes the most brainpower and is also the stage where you hate everything! The mechanical pencil was my weapon of choice to sketch, erase and sketch again, until things looked the way you want them to look. But when you exit that stage, that is when the long hours start. Filling in line and texture using my handy Rapidograph Koh-I-Noor pen took hour upon hour of dot, dot, dot, dot, dot, each dot perfectly placed to create the right shade.