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BEFORE I RETIRED, I HAD A LITTLE COMPUTER DRAFTING COMPANY CALLED JM
DRAFTING & ILLUSTRATION. I DID MOST DRAFTING WITH ARCHITECTURAL DESKTOP
(
ADT-AUTOCAD) AND ANIMATION WITH 3DS MAX. ACTUALLY, I STILL HAVE IT. WHEN I
GET CALLS FOR WORK, I FARM IT OUT TO FRIENDS WHO ARE STILL IN THE BUSINESS.
RETIRED NOW, I ONLY DRAW STUFF FOR ME.

I LEARNED DRAFTING & ART (DRAWING, PAINTING ETC.) FORM MY FATHER AND HIGH
SCHOOL. I WORKED AS A DRAFTSMAN AND ILLUSTRATOR AT VARIOUS TIMES IN MY
LIFE: VARIOUS CONSTRUCTION & FABRICATION COMPANIES, ARCHITECTS ETC. E.G.
DRAPER BUILDING & ENGINEERING,
LOST ARTS (OWNED BY MY GOOD FRIEND GARY DE
LARIOS), PEDRO AGUIRRE, THOMAS-BOOZIOTIS, THE GREAT AMERICAN CARPENTRY
COMPANY, BAME RESTORATION A MOVIE COMPANY ETC.
I WAS THE FIRST DRAFTSMAN AND DID MUCH, IF NOT MOST, OF THE DRAFTING (AND
MUCH OF THE ACTUAL FABRICATION (WELDING, CARPENTRY, FORGING-BLACKSMITH
ETC. IN THE
LOST ARTS GALLERY.
I WILL GRADUALLY PUT MORE OF THIS STUFF HERE AS I COME ACROSS IT IN MY OLD
JUNK FILES.
DRAWING OF KAREN AVILA: KAREN WORE HER
HAIR LONG IN THE 70S. SHE SOMETIMES HAD A
BIT OF A FIERY PERSONALITY SO I GAVE HER
SOME TIGER MARKINGS.
This is a typical example of the kind of stuff I did for Lost Arts
and at
JM DRAFTING & ILLUSTRATION.
The Process:
1. I got a sketch from an architect or designer
like the one above and then developed it into a
rendering like the one at left.
2. Then I did the working drawings which included things like
dimensions and technical mumbo jumbo.
3. From the working drawings, we made a
Styrofoam and paper model for architect and
client approval.
4. Then we made metal skeletons of the
various parts.
5. The metal skeletal parts are coated with many layers of wax.
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