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MIT Site Plans and Diagrams

MIT Site Plans and Diagrams

The past several weeks have been sort of a right-brain focus on image making. I wanted to play around with colors and textures and iterate on style a bit and not get lost in the technical and detailed side of things. However, before I started with the graphic studies,...

MIT Day Versus Night

MIT Day Versus Night

A long time ago, I put together a day to night illustration for my Philly Bridge project. Back then, I had a hard time deciding what kind of scene lighting to go with so I just did both and ended up creating a tutorial around how you could shift an image from daytime...

MIT Student Hub: Pedestrian Street

MIT Student Hub: Pedestrian Street

One of the first views of the MIT project that I wanted to explore was an approach shot down a new proposed pedestrian street. It is not necessarily the most compelling view of the new architecture, but I like that the view shows how the student hub volumes reinforce...

Winter Special #9: MIT Courtyard

Winter Special #9: MIT Courtyard

I was getting a little nervous there thinking I would run out of time but luckily I was able to squeeze this in before the holidays. This courtyard view represents the 9th Winter special image that I have created for this website. It is also the first highly detailed...

New Project: MIT Student Hub

New Project: MIT Student Hub

I have begun a new personal visualization project to start off the winter season and help me switch things up a bit. As much as I liked working on the Texas Prairie Office, the project and scope was huge which meant every image required lots of design and time to...

Texas Prairie: Aerial Grass

Texas Prairie: Aerial Grass

This latest aerial image was probably my biggest undertaking up to this point in terms of difficulty of Photoshop. I struggled to get started on this illustration because I knew how complex it was going to be to stitch together all of the landscape elements. Because...

Texas Prairie: Glass

Texas Prairie: Glass

Illustrating glass is something I am constantly working on and studying. Glass is such a complex material in the sense that it can be highly reflective in some lighting situations and then completely transparent in other light situations. Finding the right balance of...

Texas Prairie: Abstractions

Texas Prairie: Abstractions

Every now and then, I need to switch things up. Sometimes this means not thinking too much about what the end result will be and just seeing where things go. I needed a break from "realism" and the focus on high res textures, accurate lighting, etc. Instead, I wanted...

KRob Competition

KRob Competition

The 46th Krob Competition has put out a call for entries. Categories include Digital/Hybrid Media, Hand Delineation, Physical Delineation, Travel Sketch, and Animation. Anybody who reads this blog knows how much of a fan I am of the unique architectural images and...

Texas Prairie: Detail Elevation

Texas Prairie: Detail Elevation

This has been an image that I started a while back and abandoned and then picked back up again. I wasn't sure how I wanted to approach it because of the amount of detail involved. This view is all about the activation of the interior space and making it feel lively...

Porter Sq. Interior

Porter Sq. Interior

I am revisiting the Porter Square Station project because there was one more very important image that I needed to develop to finish telling this project's story. It was an image that I had started several times but kept abandoning. The problem was that the space was...

Texas Prairie: Color Grading

Texas Prairie: Color Grading

I don’t often discuss in detail how I tone images because the process ranges so much from image to image. Daytime images use different techniques compared to overcast images or dusky images. On top of that, sometimes I am in the mood to really experiment with color...

Texas Prairie Aerial

Texas Prairie Aerial

This was one of my more ambitious undertakings and an image I almost didn’t do. I had a lot of things going against me that made me second guess taking on this type of image. It was going to require a ton of Photoshop, the view is at an angle that tends to feel flat...

Texas Office Elevation

Texas Office Elevation

I created this illustration to tease out a few details with this project that I wasn't too sure about. For one, I had this idea of the meadow and trees flowing in and around the architecture so I wanted to setup an "easy" view angle where I could quickly test out how...

Big Office on the Prairie

Big Office on the Prairie

As much as I love working on the Porter Sq Station redesign, I needed to change things up a bit so I started designing my next personal render project. We have been working on a lot of really interesting projects lately at Design Distill, and it has been spurring some...