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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, mostly architectural in nature, for internet and print
Mechanist Games, China: Concept design, unusual landscapes and unique architecture for a prospective game design
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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Pirate Ship by Built4ever
Pirate Ship
Original design for a small pirate ship. Maybe it's called the "Seahawk." This is a first shot at drawing/designing such a thing, so consider it a work in progress, I'm sure I'll be re-visiting this soon and making small corrections and additions. Understanding complex sailing rigs is not easy, and there is no guarantee that this craft would perform well or be stable (in reality,) but I tried to base it on typical ships from 16th to 17th centuries, pirate ships, Spanish galleons, other sailing craft from this era. Another installment in the "obsolete transportation" series! Any marine/ship buffs or experts out there feel free to pint out problems/inconsistencies/technical details that need fixing.

Technical: Faber-Castell pencils on cream cardstock. Drawing is about 8" x 8" drawn in scale 1/16" = one foot approx. 

For concept art info email me at: beauregard.francois@yahoo.com
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Book by Built4ever?

Journal Entry: Tue Feb 2, 2016, 6:21 AM
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Okay gang, Built4ever is finally trying to seriously lay out a possible book. Indeed, I'm either laying out multiple subjects or maybe even multiple book projects, not sure yet. Testing out a lot of issues and challenges like page format, (landscape vs. portrait,) margins, lay out, which pieces should be on opposite pages from each other, etc. You have to edit everything, sometimes re-scan for quality, typeset different labels, and more so it's lots of work. Most likely I'm going to do a trial printing soon of one or two books. Top of the pile will be a "Castles and Villages Collection" book, which will feature my best Castle/Villages, with possible extra details, and possible new castles never before seen. Would be a small book. Might blend additional material from towns and villages drawings. Book will have a mono-chromatic look, semi-colored drawings, a few full color illustrations, and a nice cover of some sort. Not sure about hard cover or soft cover yet. 

Any ideas, suggestions, they are welcome, throw 'em at me. I'm new to this. If you or a friend has had experience with self-publishing/self-printing a book, let me know any do's or don'ts. Or if you have an opinion on what you'd like to see in a book by me, let me know!

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Significant updates to all these files: Medieval Town Building by Built4everStreetscape, Four Mediterranean Homes by Built4everHouse 337 Portrait by Built4everHouse 332 Plan by Built4everHouse 317 Plan Summary by Built4everHouse 352 As Built by Built4ever

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Three Bungalows on Narrow Lots by Built4ever
Three Bungalows on Narrow Lots
A quick diagram to figure out the minimal tolerable traditional neighborhood arrangement for three of my bungalow designs, assuming alley-access garages in back joined to house. I made these other assumptions: 15' front lawn setback, 10' mandatory front porch, full-width of house OR 2/3 width, 5' side setbacks for each lot, 20' rear driveway, about 23' for depth of garage in back, maybe 24' wide, for a decent size two-car garage, 5' front sidewalk, 16' rear alley. Each home is a different width, but averaging from about 30' to 36' wide. Homes must have eave-front design with eaves at roughly 10' high above first floor OR eave-side design with eaves at 10' above first floor, gable facing forward, and each with secondary gables, dormers, smaller roofs, etc. House should appear compact and "low-slung" as traditional bungalows do, with substantial roof overhangs and classic bungalow porch details. 

This is a good way to test plans and concepts and see how they actually work together. One issue that comes up is rear access and possible rear porches and patios. This type of narrow lot doesn't allow much in back. Ideally, we would want at least a small patio behind the house and next to the garage, on the left. House 302 has side access on the wrong side really, because I originally designed it so the master bedroom, on the left rear corner, has plenty of window area. House 322 has a decent side/rear porch but that could easily be revised because the laundry/utility area is there. House 321 also has problems with rear access. I would have to modify the plan to have a door from the great room in back to the rear yard. Not difficult to do though. 

As always, home plans are, and should be, in a constant state of improvement and modification.

Streetscape view of three elevations looks very good. I have them on a gentle slope to left. 

Any observations, let 'em fly! Thanks.
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Journal Entry: Thu Jan 7, 2016, 1:50 PM
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Note,recently updated:

House 325A Plan by Built4ever  House 312 3-D Model by Built4ever  A Country Inn, House #350 by Built4everHouse333A Portrait and Plan by Built4ever

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Book by Built4ever?

Journal Entry: Tue Feb 2, 2016, 6:21 AM
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Okay gang, Built4ever is finally trying to seriously lay out a possible book. Indeed, I'm either laying out multiple subjects or maybe even multiple book projects, not sure yet. Testing out a lot of issues and challenges like page format, (landscape vs. portrait,) margins, lay out, which pieces should be on opposite pages from each other, etc. You have to edit everything, sometimes re-scan for quality, typeset different labels, and more so it's lots of work. Most likely I'm going to do a trial printing soon of one or two books. Top of the pile will be a "Castles and Villages Collection" book, which will feature my best Castle/Villages, with possible extra details, and possible new castles never before seen. Would be a small book. Might blend additional material from towns and villages drawings. Book will have a mono-chromatic look, semi-colored drawings, a few full color illustrations, and a nice cover of some sort. Not sure about hard cover or soft cover yet. 

Any ideas, suggestions, they are welcome, throw 'em at me. I'm new to this. If you or a friend has had experience with self-publishing/self-printing a book, let me know any do's or don'ts. Or if you have an opinion on what you'd like to see in a book by me, let me know!

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:iconnotdonebaking:
NotDoneBaking Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You, sir, have an absolute gift and fantastic eye and skill for architecture, design, and drafting. Rather than favorite the majority of your gallery; I decided to message you here. If I ever came into a large sum of money, I wouldn't think twice before contracting you to design a house for me. Excellent work, mate, you truly have excellent work. 
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016
Thanks, glad you enjoy! Just save yer pennies and maybe some day...
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:iconhanagohri:
Hanagohri Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
As a hopefully-future architect student, your work really makes me want to get there faster!! :D So beautiful, and I love that everything is drawn by hand!
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016
Thanks yes, it's becoming a lost art form, but design is best handled with a pencil first, and use power of computer later for plans and 3D models. Practice your drawing technique.
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:iconhanagohri:
Hanagohri Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! I'll keep that in mind :)
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:iconzootshaj:
zootshaj Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
What's your proudest design?
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2015
HMMM good question. No way to answer that really. Let me ask you, what's your favorite?
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:iconzootshaj:
zootshaj Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Of yours or of mine? 
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2015
Mine! of course...
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