Drawn with iDraw for the iPad.
Taken from a photo in Ocean City, New Jersey. I’ve always loved this house. It is a cute little example of Mid Century Modern Architecture, and right on the Ocean. It reminds me of a birthday cake.
These are some vector drawings of Eames chairs. Just for practice really. I love looking at Mid Century Modern furniture, and there’s something about the structure of it that lends itself to vector drawing.
There’s a great documentary on Charles and Ray Eames, called the Architect and the Painter. Among other things, it tells the story of how they came to make these famous molded plywood chairs. I like how Ray Eames is initially introduced in the film as “a painter who rarely painted.” Sounds like something I can relate to.
This is a vector drawing of a marshmallow sofa. I found this is my illustrator folder and had completely forgotten about it. I think at the time I was just practicing drawing furniture, and the mid century aesthetic has always appealed to me.
The sofa itself was designed in 1956 by Irving Harper. It doesn’t actually look comfortable, does it? And yet it is the quintessential mid century modern sofa.