Lots going on here at the studio. I was recently invited to submit work along with 15 other artists for a new exhibition, The Architecture of an Idea: Illustrations and Concepts. The show will be from May 11th  – September 8th. ‘The selected invited artists range from architects, illustrators, model makers and fine artists working in a variety of media from traditional drawing, painting, and sculpture, to digital work.  The works are conceptions for built and un-built structures, while others are purely artistic expressions’. 

Here is a detail.

It has been reasonably busy these past few months so I have not had much time to blog. Here is an image I worked on that was a rarely requested winter scene. I researched a bunch of real photography and tried to use a grey/pink color pallet.

Finally, here is a detail of the existing structure. Several other illustrations for this project had been commissioned after this first piece. Great project and the clients where very interested in capturing both the design intent and the atmosphere of the space.  Not sure how close I got to achieving the desired atmosphere but the available photography of the existing space proved invaluable in trying to approach the volume and character of the structural mosaic.

 

Here is an inspirational photograph of the space as it sits today…

The Blog has been getting dusty lately… Here is an image of a project in Europe where the client was pulling together a design for a new retail environment in an exiting shell.

Here is a close up… The original rendering was 20″ across and this performance area was about a half inch square.

 

Recently worked on an aerial perspective for a project oversees. The release can be see here.

I have not posted anything in a week or two. In some ways this is a good thing. Meaning; if I am not on MO that means I am here working in the studio on commissioned work. Luckily the studio has been a bit busier these days.

In any event; this small crop from a larger image (originally 20×11) is from a recent rendering that I created for a client. The intention is to capture an intimate scale village atmosphere in the early evening. At the same time the image needed to feel ‘busy’. I am constantly trying to practice my entourage and digital painting method. Thanks for looking.

This image was something I found some time ago which struck me both in composition and in color palette. I often roam the internet looking for interesting photography that is architectonic in nature. If I find imagery that is interesting or that I might be able to learn from, I save it and add it to an ‘Inspiration’ folder for furture reference.