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Francois Beauregard
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Contact Email: beauregard.francois@yahoo.com
Francois "Fran" Beauregard
Beauregard Residential Design

I am a residential designer, an illustrator, and an architect of all kinds of traditional buildings, both "real" structures like luxury private homes and imaginary, for games and novels. I also build quite a lot of things, shelves, furniture, cabinets, architectural components, and interior renovations. I am completely self-taught. Unlike the majority of architectural designers now, I rely exclusively on pencil and paper to express a new building design. Virtually all my floor plans, elevations, cross sections, and three-dimensional "perspective" portraits of buildings are hand-drawn. I am also a huge proponent of "traditional" architecture. Those buildings which have stood the test of time are exceedingly beautiful, timelessly enduring, profoundly well-built and highly functional, and they are where my inspirations and construction techniques come from.

I DO accept commissions to design buildings of all forms and types, both fantasy and real, including fantastic houses, spectacular castles, detailed villages, and more, in any historic style of your choice, or, I can invent a new style! I have received a number of commissions from Deviant in the last few months, including real architectural work, website illustrations for a builder, novel illustrations, virtual building designs for games, and a book cover for a novel, and the commission requests continue.

Viewers of my drawings and designs may learn from them, be inspired by them, or use them as a basis for something more involved. I am not possessive and share freely. If you would like to make a 3D model or other artwork based on something in my gallery, feel free, I love seeing how other people interpret what I draw. Just be sure to send me a note during progress or when you are done, and credit me as the designer, that's all!

Also, if you are interested in watercolors, digital art, and drawings of traditional architecture, both existing historic structures and original designs of all kinds, be sure to check out my group, Classic-Architecture!

Current Residence: South Carolina, U.S.
Operating System: Pencil
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Gingerbread House made from a design of mine... by Built4ever
Gingerbread House made from a design of mine...
Well! I never thought I would have a chance to EAT one of my designs! But who would eat such a beautiful thing? 

Thanks so much to Elisabeth in Northern France. A very creative and special surprise, which shows how far architectural drawings can go in influencing people and creating a positive "vibe." These particular drawings were from a much larger project called "The Clove" town design, a Deviantart commissioned project to design a town center for "Second Life." These storefronts, Group 3, look a bit like those in Southern France, hence, perhaps, the appeal to Elisabeth. These drawings were modeled in 3D by at least 3 other Deviant Artists, and for me, some day, I might even use them as a basis for a REAL town center. (Disney people? Are you reading this?) 

Beautifully and skillfully executed, she worked off large drawings scaled up and printed out. Here in the U.S., we have contests for gingerbread houses! 

Merci beaucoup Elisabeth, c'est tres bon, a nice treat at the end of the holidays!!

Her Deviant Site: adenora.deviantart.com/
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Castle Village Number Four, Enchanta by Built4ever
Castle Village Number Four, Enchanta
A larger more detailed study of an earlier sketch. This one measures about 17" across by 8" high, mostly two pencils, a 6H and a 2H. Part of the "Infinite Village," the complete story of this village can be found in the description of the first sketch. I modified many of the towers and buildings on this version. Probably the most complex and detailed castle-village I've ever done. That's my New Years's Resolution! Pushing the limit, re-drawing good stuff and making it better. Hope you have a large wide-screen monitor!

Castle-Village #4, Enchanta, First Sketch by Built4ever

Happy New Year and hope you have a prosperous and successful year. 
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Okay, gang, I have officially took the plunge and upgraded my profile with a 2-year paid-for membership! That means my profile has been enhanced for your viewing pleasure. I have added a feature or two and plan to make some other minor changes later. This is my X-mas present to my Deviant site. Thanks to all the viewers, followers, commenters, and others who have lavished attention on my site over the last few years. Business is good, and I would like to thank Deviant-Art for enhancing my business as a residential designer and a fantasy illustrator. Hope you all have a nice holiday! 

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TheRisen13 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your pieces are insane, they do always give me inspiration when it comes to drawing and creating fictional environments and builldings itself. Thank you for that and keep up the great work!
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014
Sure, no problem, I checked your minecrafts, VG. Try a Sketchup model. Your stuff has excellent detail and sculptural aspects. Feel free to do a castle of mine. The next generation of castle-villages is coming soon, including re-draws of existing castles at larger scale, more detail, so keep checking in...
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TheRisen13 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You cannot believe how this is flattering me and everyone who was involved in this. We really appreciate your thoughts about that. :-)
We do indeed look at your castles and will definitely try to rebuild a castle village simular to those you created. Just because it is an insane environment.
Defintely will check you out frequently and looking forward for everything new!
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015
Great, have fun, send a link when you get another project done...
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dave5264 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, I wanted to check if you might be available to accept a commission creating some ink & marker rendered house exteriors.  This is something I do myself, but have started becoming too busy to keep up with the work.  Also, your drawings look much better than the ones I usually produce.  If you are interested, let me know and I can send you a link to the project files to evaluate.  Thanks!
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014
HMMMMM I'll take a look, send 'em to beauregard.francois@yahoo.com. Are you a designer or you just do renderings? Or? Also, are you open to slightly different media, like graytone pencil sketches, which is what I do best?
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psymonster1974 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014
If I ever move to the US, I want you to design my home!
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014
It's a deal!
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drowsyking Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I think I might just be obsessed with your work! All your houses are so lovely!
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014
Thanks! Hey, I'm obsessed too he he...
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