A Theory of Forms and Ideas Isometric Projection Drawings

Here are some isometric projection drawings that I’ve been working on over the past week. These are all part of the A Theory of Forms and Ideas series. I did some experiments to figure out what combinations of colors I wanted to use and settled on using blue Gelly Roll pens by Sakura on generic gray paper from Michaels. I started by first making the drawings in pencil and then inking in the lines. After I finished, I erased all of the pencil lines and then scanned the images into the computer. I used Photoshop to erase the backgrounds and then lightened the images as far as I could to make the pen lines appear to be light gray. At this point I decided that it would be easier to cheat by putting my gray paper in the printer and printing out the images directly onto it;I could have traced the images on there again but there really is no point and I already made the drawings once. Once they were printed on the gray paper, I traced over them with a blue pen. The first pen that I used, which lasted for only about 7 drawings, made thick painterly lines which I really liked. A lot of mistakes were made because of how wet the ink was but I accepted it as part of the process and also thought that it would keep them from being too graphic. After the first blue pen gave out I got new ones but they turned out to be unreliable and often clogged up, making it difficult to get accurate and solid lines. These were more like drawing with ball point pens that were drying out as you used them;I was happy when I finished because those pens were beginning to frustrate me. I left out #8 and #10 because I thought it would be too difficult to make the curves with my pen.

According to Wikipedia isometric projection is:

 A method for visually representing three-dimensional objects in two dimensions in technical and engineering drawings. It is an axonometric projection in which the three coordinate axes appear equally foreshortened and the angles between any two of them are 120 degrees.

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