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Group Five Buildings for The Clove Town Center by Built4ever Group Five Buildings for The Clove Town Center by Built4ever
This should be the final front elevation sketch for the "Group Five" buildings in "The Clove" town design (see gallery.) I have the floor plans done and I'm just finishing up details on the side elevations/cross sections. The cafe is actually at an angle to the other three, if you look at the overall layout of the ground plan submitted recently. Architectural style based loosely on Tuscany and other hill town architecture, but also has hints of northern Europe (stepped facade of number three,) and the U.S. (front porch of number one.) Balconies influenced by Spanish and Spanish-colonial (American) architecture.

Technique: drawn in scale 1/16" = one foot on white vellum over graph paper, mostly using "hard" pencils with sharp points such as 2H and 4H. Then I scan, darken a bit, clean it up, and label it. As usual, completely drawn by hand.
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IaretehDoc Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So much detail!
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
And exceedingly difficult and time-consuming to model in 3D...
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IaretehDoc Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sounds like you have more fun with the pencil than with the computer...
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
There have been many times when I wanted to pitch the 'puter out the window. I don't get angry with my pencils.
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IaretehDoc Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just like dogs, computers can sense your fear ;)
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
Yes, but,like dogs, my computer knows I'm the boss.
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JMagnus Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Between the clock and the balcony, you have brilliant! Brilliant I say!
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MrEd301 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Very, very nice!! Everything fits and is context. I see a lot of Tuscan elements and the Dutch/German elements blend it very well.
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Yes! Thanks, that's what I'm trying to do. All built, the colors and materials would unify the styles even more. Wait til you see the bizarre roof I'm cooking up for number three! Side views coming later...I agree with and took your advice on the other group (in the gallery) with the problematic small storefront that looked out of place, and I moved it to another location, directly across from these.
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MrEd301 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
That's wonderful moving the problematic storefront to a better location, and still keeping it as part of the whole project. Did you re-sketch that group of buildings?
I am intreagued by what you're teasing me with regarding the unique roof you are coming up with.. I wonder if it's buildable??
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
I just posted the re-done Group Four with the little guy moved out. Yes, The roof will be totally buildable. I suppose it will resemble the bakery (number one) in the Group One buildings. Clerestory windows on both sides, catwalk effect in the middle on 3rd floor I think...
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MrEd301 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
I spotted it. The group looks much more cohesive.
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Good thanks, that's what I thought too...
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slowdog294 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Professional General Artist
Excellent. :winner:
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Thanks...
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slowdog294 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Professional General Artist
You are most welcome, Kind Sir. :D
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MBNaveed Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Love. It.
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Thanks MB...
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Weequays Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Step by step, I'm ... :squee:
Great works
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
You... you...You're a bouncing purple ball?...Thanks!
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MissOliviaTheOdd Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I'm really impressed by this...it's amazing
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Thank you.
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LancelotPrice Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Is this one going to be built?
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
It's for a virtual town being modeled in 3D, but I design them as if they were to be built as real buildings...
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LancelotPrice Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Aha. I'd like to see them built as real. But that would be terribly expensive, with no way to regain the money. I wouldn't want it as a fake Disney-style place.
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
'zactly, no stage set cardboard cheesy architecture, only the real deal! Very expensive to build nowadays.
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LancelotPrice Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Reality is always expensive. Especially the roofing. [shudders at the cost of thatching, cheap materials, horrendous labour, especially in America.][timber framing. aghhhh]
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Thatching I love, but would not do here due to fire regulations. "Reality is always expensive." That's the quote of the week! I like it.
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LancelotPrice Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
It's far too true.
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Kyarameru-chokoreto Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
How long does it take you to do these? They're amazing!
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
With the side elevations and floor plans, maybe 16 hours total, so maybe 8 hours in this alone I suppose? Hard to say, I work on these on and off...
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Kyarameru-chokoreto Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wooooowww....I can't imagine working that long on a singe piece- I get too distracted by new ideas and it's difficult for me to do environments/backgrounds/buildings etc. I really gotta tip my hat to you- this is amazing work!
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Then, put all the drawings together, into one big master plan, (see all the drawings in the gallery related to The Clove?) and total up THOSE HOURS and it gets pretty scary. Takes patience to do good work, same for all the other Deviant artists that are very good...
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Kyarameru-chokoreto Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah. Its amazing what time and patience can do... I don't think I've ever seen anybody who does such detail in actual architectural drawings like you do though. its one thing to just draw and let your imagination go- quite another to put all the math and measurements into them.
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Yes, there are some very good fantasy architecture designers, usually working in digital mediums, on Deviant, but only a handful can make "the stuff real."
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Kyarameru-chokoreto Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*nods* which is why your stuff is so cool! :D its awesome!
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