Same Floorplan – Different Looks

IMG_3257IMG_4912IMG_4934It’s amazing that these three houses although the same Floorplan have completely different looks. Very clever design.


Incorporating Watercolor

IMG_4591IMG_4613IMG_4641IMG_4924Recently I’ve started incorporating watercolor into my architectural renderings in addition to the markers and pen and ink. I like the interest it’s adding.

As I do more of these my techniques are developing.

Just Completed- Modern Style Home Rendering

FullSizeRenderI was so excited to have a modern design rendering to do. Something very appealing to me about the simple, sleek lines of this design. I look forward to seeing this home come to life.

This rendering is again hand drawn using pen and ink, markers and colored pencils. The finished drawing is 11 x 17″ on cotton vellum.

Custom architectural design by Bainbridge Design Group in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Custom Modern Farmhouse

FullSizeRenderThis 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.

The Breakfast Nook

img_2064Doing 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.

Interior Practice Sketching

fullsizerenderDoing some sketching from life this evening.  Much of what I do with Architectural Renderings involves tracing, so it’s good for me to keep my eyes sharp and practice drawing from life as often as I can.

I have always liked the entryway room divider in our MidCentury Ranch. It tested my perspective drawing skills.

This is was an experiment too drawing on manmade vellum rather than 100% cotton rag vellum. I prefer the latter as the markers sort of sat on the surface with this. But it was interesting.

By the way, the rug was left plain as I’m hoping for suggestions on what type to put here.  *hint hint*