Portfolio Volume 4: Quick Facts

Portfolio Volume 4: Quick Facts

I will be releasing Portfolio Volume 4 in about two weeks. In preparation for this, I have compiled all of the posts that relate to Portfolio Volume 4 and placed them on my dedicated portfolio page. Below are links to the posts that span over two years along with...
The Research Lab

The Research Lab

It’s been a busy past several weeks including a quick trip to Vienna for the D2 Conference. However, I was finally able to start my next project which will be a research lab located in a heavily wooded context. I have yet to illustrate a project situated within...
Composing Your Perspectives

Composing Your Perspectives

One of the questions I get asked most is how do I compose perspective shots. I have touched on this subject in past posts but have not organized these concepts into one place. The tips discussed below are by no means the law. There are often circumstances that limit...
Train Pavilion Aerial

Train Pavilion Aerial

There are still some areas of Portfolio Vol. 4 that are missing information. One image that I just finished creating is an aerial of the train pavilion project that better shows the relationship of the new architecture to the iconic town water tower.  I have several...
Battle of P.O.D. Printers 2016

Battle of P.O.D. Printers 2016

You can spend a ton of time perfecting your portfolio, but all of that means nothing if you choose a bad printer. That is why I have spent the last several weeks testing out many online print-on-demand services. I wrote a post on Print-on-demand printers several years...
Cliff Retreat: New Spreads

Cliff Retreat: New Spreads

  The Cliff retreat spreads are underway. With most of the imagery generated, I had enough content to start thinking about how the pages would be laid out and how the story would be told. As with a lot of my layouts, the styles range quite a bit from spread to...
Cliff Retreat Interiors

Cliff Retreat Interiors

I was finally able to setup some interior scenes for the cliff retreat design. I decided to go black and white with these images to relate back to the black and white exterior images generated a few posts ago. However, the desaturated colors will also help play up the...
Cliff Landscape Study

Cliff Landscape Study

A big part of this design is how the landscape slips under and around the structure. As a way for me to understand the relationship between the landscape and architecture, I put together a few diagrams. The success of this image relies heavily on the textures. The...