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Textural Design Concept for Furniture or Architecture

Travel Texture You Can Bring Home

The image above was my first pass at abstracting the form and texture of a towering sandstone wall in Southern Utah.  The sketched graffiti texture represents the end grain of miles-thick geomorphology and the structure is the result of epochs an extreme forces. The composite image illustrates an early design concept for a project that hasn't yet been developed.  It may become furniture.  It may become architecture.  It is patiently waiting in my sketchbook to provide inspiration...

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Travel sketch illustrating one point perspective. Drawn by Eric Jacoby

Perspective Drawing Basics

The measurable construct of perspective was developed in the 1500s by Brunelleschi. It is an incredibly useful geometric construct, but using it well doesn't rely on using it perfectly. Before Brunelleschi established the exact mathematical principles of perspective, artists were relying simply on observation to convey depth in their paintings.

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exposed mechanism of Victorian Era Skeleton Clock

Transparent Technology

Elegant design is an illustration of its function Recently, my son disassembled an LED flashlight. He rummaged through the house looking for the right size screwdriver and struggled to remove the miniature screws. I eventually overheard his disappointment from the other room: Hey! There’s nothing in here that shows how it works - you can’t see the electricity I chuckled because I remember taking things apart as a boy and occasionally having the same feeling of disappointment when I’d disassemble something only to find a circuit board. I also felt this sentiment recently, when my inkjet printer went on the fritz. Electrical...

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