The Watertower, Part III: The Sketches & Design Considerations

Last week I showed you photos of Lisa DeJohn gathering reference from the natural flora of New Mexico. Her next step is to create sketches for art for the 175′ watertower for Mesa del Sol. There are design limitations which include the fabrication onto the water tower itself, which is concrete, so the imagery needs to be simple & graphic, not much detail. No shading. Additionally, there are color limitations; that is, there are a limited number of colors that may be used. Third, the imagery must read well from many, many miles away.

Here are Lisa’s designs. She sends them to the client, and one will be chosen. Stay tuned.





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