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BeLoose Member Spotlight - Abdul Hakim Kussim Part 1

Abdul Hakim Kussim -  Landscape Architect and Illustrator


We are honored to put a spotlight on the work of Malaysian landscape designer and talented illustrator Abdul Hakim Kussim. Abdul's drawings are have a gestural quality that highlights design thinking and the constant iterative design process.  

Hj Hakim works with a variety of media ranging from pencil, ink, colored pencil, watercolor and markers and utilizes the overlay/trace process method which is fast and effective as design ideas are being generated. This is a first in a series of Abdul's work and his process.(Photo below: Abdul Hakim Kussim)



Show Garden Project - Chiengmai, Thailand

 Figure 1: Landscape plan for a showgarden in Chiengmai,Thailand. Plan drawn on butter paper and rendered with color pencil highlighted with felt tip pen



Figure 2: Pencil drawing on bond paper with view of the entrance using the plan as reference and the drawing was constructed initially as an elevation drawing and latter adding the background to create a sectional perspective drawing.


Figure 3: The finished pencil line drawing photocopied on bond paper and rendered with color pencil with some linework highlighted with felt tip pen.


Figure 4: Working drawing was done base on the initial concept design sketches.


Figure 5: Photograph of the actual work completed on site. 

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Comment by Abdul Hakim Kussim on May 20, 2011 at 5:34am
Thanks Sara and Ma. Theresa.
Comment by Sara Fakieh on May 20, 2011 at 2:27am
Comment by Ma. Theresa M. Austria on May 19, 2011 at 8:54pm
Comment by Abdul Hakim Kussim on May 18, 2011 at 7:22am
Thank you so much Mr. Mike Lin for the constructive comments,I'll try to do the marker technique for plan rendering more in the future.
Comment by Mike Lin on May 17, 2011 at 10:32am
Great work, I only offer one suggestion, you may try to render the landscape plan with marker technique, which will take much less time (1/4 of color pencil) and produce more visual effect with transparency feel (more watercolor look).  But overall, very articular work.  Keep up.
Comment by Keltie Chamberlain on May 17, 2011 at 8:52am
Fantastic!   Thanks for sharing!

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