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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...

Porter Sq. Platform and Digital Display

Porter Sq. Platform and Digital Display

I have been working hard to wrap up the illustrations for the Porter Square project with only a few more illustrations remaining. Life has been getting busier and busier outside of this website. My visualization office and family are demanding more of my time than...

Porter Sq. Distant View

Porter Sq. Distant View

I was riding the bus into work last week and as it approached Porter Square, the sun was casting some amazing light accross the area. This experience got me motivated to illustrate the new station design as seen from further down Massachussetts Avenue. I love working...

Porter Sq. Axon

Porter Sq. Axon

I started off this image as a much more simplified version with very little texture and detail. Originally, it was going to be used for diagrammatic purposes with some text overlays. However, over time, it evolved into an image with more detail and texture, partly...

Winter Special #8

Winter Special #8

I was able to squeeze in another winter special illustration before the holidays roll around. For this year, I took things really dark and played up the red tones of the Porter Square Station design. The bus stop view is something that I have been planning in my head...

Porter Sq. Section

Porter Sq. Section

I have been developing several illustrations for the Porter Sq project the past couple of months and have finally finished one of the section diagrams. I decided to go a little old school with this one and keeping things monotone. With this style of illustration I am...