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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!

Recent concept design and illustration work:
Wizards of the Coast, U.S. : Multiple assignments in 2015 and 2016, mostly architectural in nature, for internet and print
Several Game Companies, China: Concept design, unusual landscapes, and unique architecture for a prospective game designs
Flurry the Bear, Series of Books: Many designs for castles, villages, unusual landscapes, architecture, color added later by other artists
Other small assignments for concept design/castles/more, mostly for novels



Current Residence: South Carolina, U.S.
Operating System: Pencil
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Update for October 2016: Wizards of the Coast!

Journal Entry: Wed Oct 5, 2016, 6:47 AM
Facebook l Gallery l dA Portfolio l Watch Me l Note Me

Hey gang, quick update. Haven't posted anything lately or updated lately due to busy schedule, but here's what's going on: spent most of September in Seattle working for Wizards of the Coast on another top secret project. Material from this wouldn't be printed 'til maybe 2018, although it will definitely be used "in-house" for many purposes. I have to say, Wizards of the Coast/Dungeons and Dragons is a fantastic company, I was very impressed with working conditions, high morale level, beautiful quiet office, and the amazing caliber of artists and writers that I was surrounded by. When you have high quality artistes and professional writers all around, I can assure, your own work will benefit and go up a notch or two. I worked alongside a couple of established concept artists that were also brought in from afar, what a blast! These guys each have produced dozens or in one case, over a hundred Magic the Gathering cards!! I was the newbie in the group, doing my usual stuff. I wish I could show it here but it stays "under wraps" for now. Huge thanks to my art director Richard Whitters, easy to work for, provided well-needed hospitality, great sense of humor, nicest guy in the world! Also a first rate artistic talent himself.

I have some custom homes under construction right  now, at least four, including a new one starting here in my home town, so lots of architectural stuff to manage right now. Got back from Seattle and within one week I have about five new customers, custom homes, a renovation, and a book client in Europe who needs a complete medieval city designed! I also paid an old friend in Chicago area (an architect now) to take some higher quality pics of all the homes that have been built there, so I have some good quality pictures finally of some of these houses that you guys have been looking at for last two years. I'll try to update the files with better quality pics, including Homes 352 and 404, two of the best. I might also post new stuff from these photos. 

Still have long-term goal of putting out a few books, but difficult to keep up on it due to time constraints. I'll also be putting building up a print/plan service, that's in the works slowly.

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House 339 Portrait by Built4ever
House 339 Portrait
Pencil on Graytone Paper A4 (8x11) Size, Full Plans are complete on this home, designed for a narrow town lot with garage in the rear. Plans will be offered as part of my upcoming plan service. Middle gray tone sketch with shadows gives house strength and depth, but still allows client to dream up color scheme, dark stone? Light half-timber boards over dark background? By keeping it neutral you allow more possibilities in the mind of a prospective client.
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House 407 Eichenlaub Residence by Built4ever
House 407 Eichenlaub Residence
New Home! Under Construction NOW, site cleared, basement in progress. Traditional southern/mountain style home for a large wooded lot, nice casual living floor plan and exterior with front and rear porches for relaxing. Basement for root cellar and storage, bonus rm over garage. Plans were developed over most of 2016, site was cleared maybe 2 months ago and water well drilled. 

Technique: All drawings drawn by hand with Faber-Castell pencils, final construction drawings drafted with pencil on traditional drawing board. Final summary image "pasted" together with transparent overlays using free GIMP software, cousin of Photoshop. 
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Steampunk Fashion by Built4ever
Steampunk Fashion
Semi-colored fashion-pin-up of three lovely ladies in some original steampunk outfits. Technique: pencil to paper on A4 or 8x11" sheet, various Faber-Castell pencils up to 2B, then color washes and darkening with Copic warm and neutral gray, light flesh tones, and dark olive-tan color throughout.
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Sailing Vessel 25m by Built4ever
Sailing Vessel 25m
Miscellaneous un-named sailing vessel of roughly 15th to 16 century origins with features borrowed from different types. Generally assumed to operate in Medit. waters, so equipped with oars, could be military or merchant vessel. Sails have colorful coat of arms and stripes consistent with Venice and Italian types. I'll go back and re-visit this, might change the hull length to get the scale better, I'll add some rigging that's missing, detail out the hull plan drawing. 3D model maniacs, feel free to do this, I'm sure it's challenging! This is part of a design exercise for a large book commission, designing a medieval coastal city, buildings, city map, sailing fleet, everything.
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Update for October 2016: Wizards of the Coast!

Journal Entry: Wed Oct 5, 2016, 6:47 AM
Facebook l Gallery l dA Portfolio l Watch Me l Note Me

Hey gang, quick update. Haven't posted anything lately or updated lately due to busy schedule, but here's what's going on: spent most of September in Seattle working for Wizards of the Coast on another top secret project. Material from this wouldn't be printed 'til maybe 2018, although it will definitely be used "in-house" for many purposes. I have to say, Wizards of the Coast/Dungeons and Dragons is a fantastic company, I was very impressed with working conditions, high morale level, beautiful quiet office, and the amazing caliber of artists and writers that I was surrounded by. When you have high quality artistes and professional writers all around, I can assure, your own work will benefit and go up a notch or two. I worked alongside a couple of established concept artists that were also brought in from afar, what a blast! These guys each have produced dozens or in one case, over a hundred Magic the Gathering cards!! I was the newbie in the group, doing my usual stuff. I wish I could show it here but it stays "under wraps" for now. Huge thanks to my art director Richard Whitters, easy to work for, provided well-needed hospitality, great sense of humor, nicest guy in the world! Also a first rate artistic talent himself.

I have some custom homes under construction right  now, at least four, including a new one starting here in my home town, so lots of architectural stuff to manage right now. Got back from Seattle and within one week I have about five new customers, custom homes, a renovation, and a book client in Europe who needs a complete medieval city designed! I also paid an old friend in Chicago area (an architect now) to take some higher quality pics of all the homes that have been built there, so I have some good quality pictures finally of some of these houses that you guys have been looking at for last two years. I'll try to update the files with better quality pics, including Homes 352 and 404, two of the best. I might also post new stuff from these photos. 

Still have long-term goal of putting out a few books, but difficult to keep up on it due to time constraints. I'll also be putting building up a print/plan service, that's in the works slowly.

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:iconwyatt409:
wyatt409 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New Deviant
Love your art Francois!! I will have great joy exploring your art work now and in the future. Hope you have a Merry Christmas and a great 2017.
MWB 
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:iconwildspark:
wildspark Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2016
The quality and draftmanship of your designs and sketches have a wonderful classic "feel". Thanks for sharing them with us!
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2016
No prob, glad you enjoy.
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pulelehua Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I find i'm constantly wishing some of the modern architects would use the details seen in the past and stop making blank boxes. Thank you for putting the effort in.
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2016
You and me both. Anybody can draw a square.
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IntegrateTheSurface Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2016
I love your architectural style presented in your gallery. From your sketchup houses to your presentation showings, you run the gambit of the role of the architect. I wish you good luck in your endeavors.
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riddleman Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2016
You've got a very impressive and extensive gallery that I randomly stumbled upon. Inspiring to say the least, especially after reading your bio. Sure makes me wanna create, improve and build upon what I already know. I added you to my watch list so that I can look through all your awesome creations  :)
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2016
Thanks, enjoy!
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galapogosian Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2016
Haven't seen much from you of late. I hope you are well.
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2016
There's recent updates on front page, plus stuff coming, also check journal. I was in Seattle all September working for Wizards of the Coast.
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