Jennifer Davidson — UX Writer / Designer based in San Francisco, CA

illustration: hand-rendering / industry: interior design

illustration, hand-rendering, sketching

PROJECT: A collection of unrelated works.

REQUIREMENTS: Illustrate skills with pencil and pen.

CHALLENGES: Express qualities of texture, light and shadow, sometimes with a single medium or tool.

APPROACH: Study subjects in person. Work quickly, because changing light and environment changes the subject matter. Be sensitive to feelings created by the subject matter, and evoke an emotional response for the built environment in the viewer.

RESULTS: Sometimes I went too far, such as in the Modern Chair carpet squares. Had I not been so insistent on filling in every space, I think the beauty of the chair’s shape and texture would be more readily apparent. The chair itself is accurately shaped, and rendered beautifully, with a realistic finish, but the carpet spoils the subject and cheapens the work. This could be erased or redrawn for a future edition. It’s interesting to note that the chair was the very first work I drew, on my very first day at the Academy.

Formultiple projects Roleartist

Window Vignette on Valencia Street, pencil on paper.

Banana Republic Storefront, pencil on paper.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, California. Pen on paper.

Memphis Airport Waiting Room, pencil on paper.

Modern Chair, pencil on paper.