This hand drawn pen and ink rendering of a custom Modern Farmhouse designed by Bainbridge Construction is 18 x 24″ on cotton vellum. The house features lots of varying textures, painted wood siding and brick, stone work, metal awnings, composition shingle roof, stained wood beams, and of course the variety of landscaping and sky. Careful thought is given to the overall design of landscaping to enhance the drawing and let the architectural design hold center stage.
Doing some more interior Architectural sketching. This time it’s the breakfast nook. It’s a small area so this little tulip table and chairs fit perfectly in the space. For this sketch I used markers, pen and ink and colored pencils. And this time I moved over to Bristol paper instead of vellum. Lots more layering going on here so the Bristol has the heft to absorb all the medium. It was fun doing some pen and ink crosshatching in the shadow areas too. I like how hand drawn illustrations of an ordinary space are more interesting than photographs.
It’s unusual to see a night time Architectural Rendering but I wanted to give it a try. This French Creole style house designed by Bainbridge is deceptively simple looking. It was much harder to draw than I imagined and working from a photo rather than plans is always more challenging. At any rate the object here wasn’t so much getting the proportions exactly right as it was to practice getting colors and values right for a night scene.
The tendency with Night scenes is to go too dark with the values. With so much light streaming out those windows, there’s really going to be a lot of color still visible albeit muted. I’m pleased with the experiment.
This is a very lovely home with all that iron railing work. I enjoyed all the fun line work involved in rendering this piece. It was also cool to use a white pen for some back lighting effects.
What an inviting, beautiful home. Well done Bainbridge Design Group. This will be a lovely home to see completed. This finished rendering is large at 24 x 36″ on cotton rag vellum. And here are some close ups for details.
This is a large rendering at 24 x 36″ on cotton rag vellum. It was a challenge to make that much green look authentic and interesting. That was accomplished by varying tones and using a combination of markers and colored pencils.
One of the things I really enjoy about Architectural rendering is the chance to do some “landscaping”… I strive to incorporate plants, bushes and trees appropriate to the area and chosen to enhance, not detract from the architect’s design.
Seeing the English Tudor, Spanish Colonial, Craftsman and French Country designs side-by-side, it’s easy to see how the same plan can be modified to suit each client’s style preference. When I started this project, I had a favorite design; by the end of the project, surprisingly it had changed!