The Desert House Project is nearing completion and I have begun looking at how I can piece together the different images into portfolio spreads. Setting up these spreads help me to clarify what images still need to be generated to fill in the narrative gaps. They also...
I decided to go abstract with this latest post. With this set of illustrations, I have been studying the interior spaces of the Desert House. I tend to prefer interiors with minimal color and material, so I generated these studies as a way to force me out of that way...
Part 2 of this tutorial will break down the Photoshop side of this illustration. In terms of Photoshop complexity, this image is relatively simple and minimal in layers. However, I think it is a good example of how a compelling image can be generated with just a few...
I have had a ton of people asking me to create a more thorough breakdown of one of my images and it seems the desert house dusk shot would be a good candidate. I like this image because not a ton of Photoshop is needed for the illustration, but the little Photoshop...
This week, I got back into the Trench House project by generating some exterior vignettes. I wanted to use these images to emphasize the vastness of the context and also to explore some color combinations. Since this project sits in the middle of a desert in Nevada,...
After a few more weeks of studying, iterating, and modeling, the design of the desert house has been more or less finalized. I have now begun thinking about the visuals and how I want to present this project. This has been difficult at times because the form can...
Composing an Image
PSD Layer Management
Tips for a Perfect Sky
Sold out Crowd
Interior (Pool Rendering)
Site Plan Site Plan 2
Cutting out objects
Portfolio Vol. 5
In the works. Expected Release: 2018/2019
Portfolio Vol. 4
My latest portfolio released in 2016, Portfolio Volume 4 discusses new layout and illustrations/diagrammatic styles. Over 35 posts break down each illustration and explores ideas of composing and refining portfolio presentation techniques.
Portfolio Vol. 3
Released in 2014, Portfolio Vol. 3 builds off of Portfolio Vol. 2 by introducing a new workflow that includes Indesign to better manage page and text organization. New image styles such as x-ray illustrations and exploded axons are introduced.
Portfolio Vol. 2
Developed in 2007, this was my second portfolio created after grad school. The layouts are relaxed with the text playing an important role on many of the pages. Except for the thesis spreads, each project uses no more than 2 spreads to describe the project requiring a denser use of text and images in the layout
Portfolio Vol. 04
An 8.5″x 11″ architecture portfolio exploring architectural graphic representation.
Available in two sizes: 18″x 24″ and 24″x 36″. Museum-quality poster made on thick, durable paper with a matte finish. All posters are printed on archival, acid-free paper.
Available in two sizes: 18″x 24″ and 24″x 36″. All frames are wood, painted black, and are made in Los Angeles. The front protector is Acrylite, shatter resistant, and optically pure. The frames have a 1″ border and are not matted.