Cliff Retreat Section Spread

Cliff Retreat Section Spread

For the past few weeks, I have been producing section illustrations of my cliff retreat design. As is often the case, the final result took a complete detour from what I originally set out to produce. I began the spreads rendering out two large detail perspectives...
Cliff Retreat Moments: Part 1

Cliff Retreat Moments: Part 1

The cliff retreat has been a fun project to design and I find myself constantly jumping back and forth between the macro and micro scales of the design. For the micro scale, the lack of detail in the model can make it difficult to visualize some of the design ideas....
The Big Picture: Beginners Guide

The Big Picture: Beginners Guide

I have a lot of content on this site and when I redesigned it in 2014, I made an attempt to organize the info so that everything was easy to find. However, I understand that people just starting out may still find this site difficult to navigate and not know where to...
Floor Plan Study

Floor Plan Study

This week, I have begun piecing together the floor plans of the Train Pavilion Project. When it comes to visualizing floor plans, I have always leaned towards a simple representation. Maybe it is because I have spent so many years working in offices where the...
6 Tips for a Perfect Sky

6 Tips for a Perfect Sky

I can’t believe that I have not written a post about skies yet on this blog. In most cases, a sky can make or break an architecture illustration. It’s also something that I see a lot of people overlook or only spend a few minutes on in their renderings. The thing is,...
V-Ray Settings Overview

V-Ray Settings Overview

A lot of you have been asking for V-Ray settings and so I am going to spend a little time going over the settings that I used to create the base rendering of the main street perspective in the previous post. I have been using V-Ray for over a year now and I am in...
Inspiration

Inspiration

I don’t talk a lot about what inspires me but I have been traveling around the country lately giving some workshops and lectures and that question seems to come up a lot. The fact of the matter is that there is no one place that I go to get inspiration and a lot of...
Exploded Axon Part 2

Exploded Axon Part 2

As you have probably noticed, I have not been posting as often as I normally do. Things have been very busy lately, in a good way. Unfortunately, this means that I have not been able to invest as much time as I would have liked to this website. Instead of not posting...
No-Render Quick Collage

No-Render Quick Collage

I was in need of some purely right brain thinking so I decided to skip modeling and V-Ray altogether and see what I could turn out with a half baked Sketchup model and some Photoshop. This meant generating a collage style illustration. These types of illustrations are...