|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
|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.
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
|4. Then we made metal skeletons of the
|5. The metal skeletal parts are coated with many layers of wax.