At last a work related sketch. This is a residential design project I’m working on currently. Sometimes I find it is easier to design from this perspective rather than in plan view (birds eye view). It is people we are designing for so it only makes sense that we make this point of view the priority when exploring design options. Later I will translate the design I’ve drawn here into the plan view so that it is all to scale and a contractor can follow it to install everything correctly. With experience, Landscape Architects (or any other designer like an Architect) can imagine the outcome they want and draw that straight onto plan view but there is a risk in drawing in plan view upfront which is designing something that looks its best from the air. That’s great for google earth browsers but what about the people on the ground?