Flowers of the Red Yucca II

Flowers of the Red Yucca II

“Flowers of the Red Yucca II”
Project Type: Fine art drawing 
Media: Watercolor pencils, 8″ x 8″
© 2012 Marilyn Fenn

Flowers of the Red Yucca I

Flowers of the Red Yucca I

“Flowers of the Red Yucca I”
Project Type: Fine art drawing 
Media: Colored pencils, 8″ x 8″
© 2012 Marilyn Fenn

Road to La Verna, Italy

Road to La Verna, Italy

“Road to La Verna, Italy”
Project Type: Fine art drawing 
Media: Watercolor pencils, 7″ x 5″
© 2005 Marilyn Fenn

Still Life with Wooden Candle Holders

Still Life with Wooden Candle Holders

“Still Life with Wooden Candle Holders”
Project Type: Fine art drawing 
Media: Watercolor pencils, 12″ x 9″
© 2005 Marilyn Fenn

Kinex Character

Kinex Character

Kinex Character
Project Type: Fine art sketch
Media: Colored pencil, 9″ x 12″
© 2000 Marilyn Fenn

Ginger Flowers

Ginger Flowers

“Ginger Flowers”
Project Type: Fine art sketch 
Media: Pencil, 12″ x 9″
© 1992 Marilyn Fenn

Rocks at Enchanted Rock

Rocks at Enchanted Rock

“Rocks at Enchanted Rock”
Project Type: Fine art drawing 
Media: Pencil, 12″ x 9″
© 1992 Marilyn Fenn

Sketch of a gorilla at the Field Museum

Sketch of a gorilla

“Sketch of Gorilla”
Project Type:
Fine art sketch; drawn on-site at The Field Museum of Chicago
Media: Conte crayon, 11″ x 14″
© 1992 Marilyn Fenn

Sketch of a Deer at the Field Museum

Sketch of a Deer

“Sketch of a Deer”
Project Type: Fine art sketch; drawn on-site at The Field Museum of Chicago
Media: Charcoal pencil, 8″ x 9″
© 1992 Marilyn Fenn

Nude at Vanishing Point

Nude at Vanishing Point

“Nude at Vanishing Point”
Project Type: Fine art figure drawing
Media: Colored pencil, 24″ x 18″
© 1989 Marilyn Fenn

Nude at Vanishing Point #8

Nude at Vanishing Point #8

“Nude at Vanishing Point Studio #8”
Project Type: Fine art figure drawing
Media: Conte crayon, 24″ x 18″
© 1989 Marilyn Fenn

Nude

Nude drawing

“Nude at Vanishing Point Studio #5”
Project Type: Fine art figure drawing
Media: Conte crayon, 30″ x 24″
© 1989 Marilyn Fenn

Sleeping cat

Sleeping cat

“Sleeping Roomie”
Project Type: Fine art sketch
Media: India ink, 9″ x 12″
©1988 Marilyn Fenn

A brush and ink sketch of one of my roomies, sleeping.

Stargazer and Tiger Lilies

Stargazer and Tiger Lilies

“Stargazer and Tiger Lilies”
Project Type: Fine art sketch
Media: Colored pencil, 9″ x 12″
© 1988 Marilyn Fenn

A colored pencil sketch of some lovely lilies, a study for a planned (and unfinished) color woodcut.

Glasnost

Glasnost

“Glasnost”
Project Type: Fine art drawing – imaginative
Media: Pastel, 26″ x 20″
© 1988 Marilyn Fenn

Chelsea in the Park

Chelsea in the Park

“Chelsea in the Park”
Project Type: Fine art drawing – from a photograph
Media: Conte crayon, 32″ x 26″
© 1988 Marilyn Fenn

Darien and Dessa at Bandon by the Sea

Darien and Dessa at Bandon by the Sea

“Darien and Dessa at Bandon by the Sea”
Project Type: Fine art drawing – from a photograph
Media: Colored pencil, 26″ x 20″
© 1988 Marilyn Fenn

Self Portrait 2

Self Portrait 2

“Self Portrait 2”
Type: Fine art drawing
Media: Conte crayon, 54″ x 30″
© 1987 Marilyn Fenn

Self Portrait 1

Self Portrait 1

“Self Portrait 1”
Type: Fine art drawing
Media: Conte Crayon, 36″ x 24″
© 1987 Marilyn Fenn

Tennis Shoes and Woven Bag

Tennis Shoes and Woven Bag

 “Grey Tennies”
Project Type: Fine art drawing
Media: Charcoal pencil, 24″ x 30″
© 1985 Marilyn Fenn

The architecture building and courtyard at UT

The architecture building and courtyard at UT

“Courtyard at the UT Architecture Building”
Project Type: Fine art architectural perspective drawing;
Media: Pencil, 11″ x 14″
© 1985 Marilyn Fenn

I spent a nice warm afternoon in the colonnade sketching this scene at the University of Texas.

Ribcage illustration

Ribcage illustration

Ribcage
Project Type: Anatomical drawing
Software:
Illustrator
©2006 The Format Group

Citizen of Pompeii

Citizen of Pompeii

“Citizen of Pompeii”
Project Type: Fine art anatomical drawing 
Media: Colored pencil, 14″ x 11″
© 1992 Marilyn Fenn

Mary Pickford and Friend

Mary Pickford and Friend

“Mary Pickford and Friend”
Project Type: Fine art anatomical drawing 
Media: Pastel and colored pencil, 24″ x 36″
© 1987 Marilyn Fenn

Dance Me to the End of Love

Dance Me to the End of Love

“Dance Me to the End of Love”
Type: Fine art anatomical drawing 
Media: Pastel pencil, 24″ x 36″
© 1987 Marilyn Fenn

Muscles of the Head Illustration

Muscles of the Head Illustration

“Muscles of the Head”
Type: Anatomical drawing
Media:
Colored pencil, 24″ x 18″
© 1987 Marilyn Fenn

Bones of the Skull, front, side, and back views

Bones of the Skull – front, side, and back views

“Bones of the Skull”
Project Type: Anatomical drawings
Media:
Charcoal pencil with pastel, three drawings, each, 24″ x 18″
© 1986 Marilyn Fenn

Hand and Foot Bones

Hand and Foot Bones

“Hand and Foot Bones”
Project Type: Anatomical drawings
Media:
Pencil, two drawings, each, 24″ x 18″
© 1986 Marilyn Fenn

Muscles of the Body

Muscles of the Body

“Muscles of the Body”
Project Type: Anatomical drawings
Media:
Charcoal pencil with pastel, two drawings, each, 36″ x 24″
© 1986 Marilyn Fenn

Bones of the human skeleton

Bones of the skeleton

“Bones of the human skeleton”
Project Type: Anatomical drawings
Media:
Charcoal pencil with pastel, each, 36″ x 24″
© 1986 Marilyn Fenn

Eyelet Heading

Eyelet Heading

Gathered And Serpentine

Gathered And Serpentine

Triple Pinch Pleats

Triple Pinch Pleats

Box Pleated Tab Top

Box Pleated Tab Top

Project Type: Interior design illustrations
Software: Illustrator
© 2011 Marshall Editions

1 Gathered Heading

1 Gathered Heading

2 Pencil Pleat

2 Pencil Pleat

3 Cartridge Pleat

3 Cartridge Pleat

4 Wave Heading

4 Wave Heading

5 Eyelet Heading

5 Eyelet Heading

6 Triple Pinch Pleat

6 Triple Pinch Pleat

7 Inverted Pleat

7 Inverted Pleat

8 Double Pinch Pleat

8 Double Pinch Pleat

Project Type: Interior design illustrations
Software: Illustrator
© 2011 Marshall Editions

Daybed And Cabinet Design

Daybed And Cabinet Design

Sketch for Daybed and Cabinet Design
Project Type: Interior illustration with photos
Media: Pencils, 9″ x 12″, with PhotoShop
© 2010 Marilyn Fenn

Beginning to plan for a daybed and cabinet to be built; we built it in 2013, and finished it in 2014.  You can view a slideshow of the process and the results on my decor site: (daybed) (cabinet).

Attic Shelving Design

Attic Shelving Design

Sketch for Attic Shelving Design
Project Type: Interior illustration with photo
Media: Pencils, 9″ x 12″, with PhotoShop
© 2010 Marilyn Fenn

Dream House Design Living Room

Dream House Design Living Room

Interior Illustration – Living room – perspective
Project Type: Interior design illustrations, class project
Media: Watercolor pencil and marker on vellum
© 2006 Marilyn Fenn Decor

This is one of several room illustrations I did for a whole house interior design project for a class.  I imagined what we could do to our old house if we could explode it out in several directions, add closets, and things like that.

Dream House Design Credenza Wall

Dream House Design Credenza Wall

Interior Illustration – Dining Room Credenza Wall
Project Type: Interior design illustrations, class project
Media: Watercolor pencil and marker on vellum
© 2006 Marilyn Fenn Decor

Imagining one wall of an ideal dining room in an old small house.

Dream House Design Fireplace Wall

Dream House Design Fireplace Wall

Interior Illustration – Dining Room Fireplace Wall
Project Type: Interior design illustrations, class project
Media: Watercolor pencil and marker on vellum
© 2006 Marilyn Fenn Decor

Imagining a beautiful fireplace wall with a door to an outside room.

Dream House Design Kitchen

Dream House Design Kitchen

Interior Illustration – Kitchen
Project Type: Interior design illustrations, class project
Media: Watercolor pencil and marker on vellum
© 2006 Marilyn Fenn Decor

Imagining a kitchen open to the dining room with counter and stools, and french doors to the outside garden.

Dream House Design Master Bedroom

Dream House Design Master Bedroom

Interior Illustration – Master Bedroom in Perspective
Project Type: Interior design illustrations, class project
Media: Watercolor pencil and marker on vellum
© 2006 Marilyn Fenn Decor

Imagining a large bedroom with vaulted ceiling and doors to a balcony.

Dream House Design Master Bath Shower And Tub Wall

Dream House Design Master Bath Shower And Tub Wall

Interior Illustration – Master Bathroom – the Tub & Shower Wall
Project Type: Interior design illustrations, class project
Media: Watercolor pencil and marker on vellum
© 2006 Marilyn Fenn Decor

Imagining a spa like bathroom.

Dream House Design Master Bath Sink And Toilet Wall

Dream House Design Master Bath Sink And Toilet Wall

Interior Illustration – Master Bathroom – The Sink and John Wall
Project Type: Interior design illustrations, class project
Media: Watercolor pencil and marker on vellum
© 2006 Marilyn Fenn Decor

I love the modern glass version of old standard free-standing sinks and the tankless toilet.

Bedroom Decor Sketch

Bedroom Decor Sketch

Sketch for Bedroom Decor
Project Type: Fine art drawing 
Media: Colored pencils, 9″ x 12″
© 2005 Marilyn Fenn

Desktop Design White

Desktop Design White

Sketch for Desktop Design
Project Type: Furniture design illustrations, to scale
Software: Illustrator
© 2013 Marilyn Fenn

I decided to build my own desk, as I couldn’t find one pre-made that adequately filled the 10.5 foot wide space for my desk.  I decided to use Baltic birch, as it is so beautiful (and it resonates with my Baltic heritage 🙂 ), but it only comes in 5 foot x 5 foot sheets at our local lumber yard. It took a while to sort out how to approach this, and designing it in Illustrator to scale aided greatly.  I was also able to visualize various color finishing options.

Shown below are a few color options in the top and front views.

Desktop Design White Desktop Design With Supporting Tables Desktop Design With Black Legs

You can view a slideshow of the process and the results on my decor site.

Wood Storage Cart

Wood Storage Cart

Sketch for Wood Storage Cart Design
Project Type: Furniture design illustrations, to scale
Software: Illustrator
© 2014 Marilyn Fenn

We needed a storage cart to store our extra wood, but it had to be smaller than any I’ve seen plans for, so I designed one to fit our space.  You can view a slideshow of the process and the results on my decor site.

Sewing Cabinet Design

Sewing Cabinet Design

Sketch for Sewing Cabinet Design
Project Type: Furniture design illustrations, to scale
Software: Illustrator
© 2014 Marilyn Fenn

I thought I might prefer to build my own sewing table with drawers and a storage area for my sewing machine.  Here are two versions of the design I was working on.  However, I decided to purchase a pre-made sewing table instead of doing all the hard work of actually building the table.  Oh, well.

Sewing Cabinet Design In Color

Sewing Cabinet Design In Color

CD Shelves Design

CD Shelves Design

Sketch for CD Shelves Design
Project Type: Furniture design illustrations, to scale
Software: Illustrator
© 2014 Marilyn Fenn

A design for a pair of CD shelves to hold all of our CDs AND fit into a small space.  You can view a slideshow of the process and the results on my decor site.

Design For Garden Bench

Design For Garden Bench

Sketch for Garden Bench Design
Project Type: Furniture design illustrations, to scale
Software: Illustrator
© 2014 Marilyn Fenn

A design for a little garden bench, to be made from scrap wood.  This was the design, but I built it differently, to accommodate some wonky used wood pieces.  It turned out stable, even though some of the wood was a bit warped and all.  You can view a slideshow of the process and the results on my decor site.

Art Table Design

Art Table Design

Sketch for Art Table Design
Type: Furniture design illustrations, to scale
Software: Illustrator
© 2014 Marilyn Fenn

Pretty soon I plan to build myself a nice art table with a few drawers and some vertical storage dividers.  I will probably use a hollow core door for my desktop (as I already have one, and it’s a great size and shape…and it was cheap!).  This is the current design plan.  You can probably see the uncanny resemblance to my design for a sewing table.  Hey, you gotta start somewhere.

Framing Table Design

Framing Table Design

Sketch for Framing Table Design
Type: Furniture design illustrations, to scale
Software: Illustrator
© 2014 Marilyn Fenn

I need to build a good working table on castors for picture framing.  This is my design at present (I use colors in the drawing just to help me distinguish different sizes of dimensional lumber and plywood).  I left out the height dimension on the drawing; it should be 36″.

Categories
Archives