Alright, here's the second try at a mountain top village/castle, a little bigger and more ambitious than the first one. Pencil sketch, scanned, color-tweaked, cleaned up and labeled on the computer. Maybe this one can be the International Academy of Traditional Architecture! Late for class? Take her to the dungeon! Note: File changed out on Oct 31, 2012.
Now available as a high quality print on heavy archival art paper, printed with archival ink, and signed by me. First proofs, or test prints, will be in size 16 inches by 12 inches. Email me for additional info and prices. Larger sizes also available later.
Pencil sketch on toned paper, 2B,HB,H, 2H, 8 and a half by 11 inch paper, sketch from imagination of my design for an English-inspired townhouse for a narrow town lot with garage and master suite to the rear and two bedrooms on second floor, floor plan complete. Exterior is roughcast or stucco over 2x6 framing or block, with some brick, and a dark slate roof with ridge tiles. Additional plans coming later.
Original design for a castle and village based in a temperate climate with a stream and waterfall integrated into the village layout, part of the ever expanding "Infinite Village." Architecture based on North European vernacular, medieval, and 19th century types, especially from England, as well as some of my own eccentric and slightly bizarre creations.
This is actually step four of what will probably be a five step tutorial. I actually liked this step better then the final step because the detailing of the buildings is more distinct.
Technical: Pencil study on toned paper, 8" by 11", maybe 8 hours time at this point, mostly H, 2H, and HB pencils.
Original design for an American 1920's Tudor style house, suitable for a traditional neighborhood. Front porch includes elements from craftsman bungalows, garden shed to the right, garage in back, formal dining up front on left, very steep forward-facing gable.
Concept was sold in November 2014 and is now officially under development as House 317A, slightly modified from the original. All floor plans have been sketched out, including first, second, basement, and attic, and budget considerations look good. Two-car garage is tucked underneath house in right rear corner, access from back, perfect for the building site we have in Northern Arkansas. Moving at a relaxed pace, we may start construction some time in later 2015.
This is a watercolor sketch from circa 2006. It was about 2/3 completed, so I decided to finish it up, scan it, and label it. This type of sketch does not take into consideration a realistic floor plan for a typical luxury home. Rather, it's a design exercise whereby I allow anything to happen, just let it flow and have a little fun, get creative, allow for eccentricities, draw complicated roof lines, invent new carved details and brick patterns, and push the limit. In truth, as is, with minor modification, it MIGHT work with a build-able, sell-able floor plan. It might also be a design fragment for a larger house.
Architecture from Northern France, especially Normandy and these areas, was the stylistic inspiration for this sketch. There are similarities and differences with the English Tudor across the channel. Some of the design features are labeled on the sketch. It also has some of my own typical slightly eccentric features.
Technical: Small watercolor sketch on toned tan paper, measures about 8 inches by 5 inches, some details enhanced with pencil and brown ink "Micron" pen.