Michael Fortune’s Drawing Tricks
Michael Fortune demonstrates how to modify your drafting tools to bridge the gap between precise and artistic
For Michael Fortune, presenting a client with a hand-drawn design is an important part of his job as a furniture maker. Michael prefers the look of an imperfect line created by a freehand artist–it makes drawings look more organic and pleasing to the eye. But Michael doesn’t want to give up two of his most used drawing tools, a french curve and a straightedge. It’s hard to find the balance between precise lines and artistic lines. For Michael, the answer was obvious: create artistic imperfections in his precision drawing tools. In this video, Michael shows you how to modify your tools to bridge the gap between precise and artistic.
This is an excerpt from a longer members-only video, Video: Michael Fortune’s Design Process