Saturday, November 21, 2015

The Technical Side of Landscaping: Landscape Symbols (part 2 of 2)

- Ornamental trees. These looks like the big trees symbol but with inner the-same drawing as the outer bold irregular circle.

- Ground covers. These is probably the simplest because you just have to make sketches in a down-up stroke that looks like the penmanship of a learning child, or you can also make it more interesting by drawing a leaf-oriented graphic.

- Accent or specimen plant. Drawn n such a way that it will look like a plant’s top view, only that it looks like a cartoon version.

- Decks and patios. There are different drawings for a particular material of decks or patios. Brick are drawn just how brick will appear. Stone will be drawn with a bold line covering its area and within are stone looking drawings. Exposed are the same as the stone, but this time with smaller stone looking drawing to illustrate irregular aggregate materials. The wooden deck is characterized with slanting lines all over the identified area.

All these symbols though are in plain view. The next concern in laying out a landscape design is the elevation. But this is the easiest part as all you have to do is draw a symbol in a standing position when you mean that it is elevated, while draw it in plain view when otherwise. Also, the bolder the ink, the bigger the plant or object is supposed to be placed in the landscape.

There are also other landscape designs that involve other design objects, drawing it on its top view will depict it in a specified area. With these symbols, there will definitely be lesser remarks to come with a design. In turn, it will make the lives of designer and layout artists easy.

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