Thursday, March 21, 2013

Mt. Airy Beauty

This lovely home is located in Mt. Airy. The client wanted the portrait done pretty large (16" x 20") which I understand why. The house is so lovely with all the detail in the stone, the wood work, and all the landscaping around it. The nice woman and her husband also just had a baby, congratulations!
Below are some detail shots.
The front door is definitely one of my favorite parts of the home.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Springfield Valley

I took a little break from working on house portraits the past couple weeks because I had some other projects on my plate. This rendering is one I just completed for a Realty group. They have major plans to beautify this currently drab apartment building, and make it more appealing to prospective tenants.
Below is my drawing right before I began coloring it. I had to make a couple changes, like taking out the bench on the right so the sign for the apartments could be shown in the grass.
Here is my initial rough sketch just to show the layout and angle of the drawing. The perspective had to be skewed a bit to be able to feature everything new being put in, and so the entryway wouldn't be blocked by the new Crape Myrtles.
I think my favorite part of this project was doing the landscaping. 
Drawing plants is fun!