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Perspective Sketch for House 345 by Built4ever Perspective Sketch for House 345 by Built4ever
Oh Boy!!! A new storybook cottage design! Pencil sketch on paper, mostly 3H, H, a little HB, 8 and a half by 11 inch paper, another version later to be shaded out more. I drew this with a very gentle perspective, view almost frontal, just a bit to the left, so it would blend in with the cottage street scene I am doing posted yesterday. Foliage to left blends with scene of cottage number 345, continuous gentle street slope up hill to the right, sun always to right. No floor plan yet for this design. Creamy white stucco with stone foundation and accents, multi-colored barrel tile roof, a mix of window muntin styles, heavy timber wooden brackets and posts in rot-proof cypress, fireplace to left, possible master suite there, possible breakfast nook up front to right, entry and stairs in center, great room towards back, garage in rear with the usual alley access. Enjoy!!
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BUILDSims Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
My latest attempt to create your designs in TheSims4: buildsims.deviantart.com/galle…
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015
This was a development sketch from last year for the real plans. The gable there is shown in back but really it's the same thing up front in that bedroom on the left. Lumber dimensions and roof pitch is exact in the model, to within a tolerance of 1/16 inch, drawn with Sketchup.
Custom Res Rear Cross Sec Upper Gable 1-18 by Built4ever
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015
Excellent. Challenging roof lines again, eh? In reality, the bed room on sec fl on the left would be about 11' wide, but with steep contoured ceiling on both sides, so I think you have limits with the Sims program. Did you know this house has been fully developed as a set of plans to be built? Easily one of the most popular designs, I've had a lot of requests for plans and info on it, and believe it will be built one day. To get space upstairs you end up having to "add" roofline like you did, which did skillfully.
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BUILDSims Featured By Owner Edited Jun 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It is a beautiful home design with challenging roof lines but I still wanted to give it a shot. Sadly it was just impossible to duplicate many of the aspects that give this home such charm. I worked with the Sims capabilities as best I could to get the same aesthetic but it is very limiting. I did take a look at Sketchup and it looks as though I could create just about anything with it! Unfortunately my hobby budget is fairly limited, I do not receive any sort of compensation, I do it just for fun. I cannot justify spending $500 for the Sketchup program even though it would be pretty awesome to work with.

I really love the style of your designs and the challenge of trying to create them as virtual homes. I hope you will not be offended if I unintentionally end up butchering a few of these to make them work in the Sims. I know that players, Simmers, as they are called in the Sims community, will enjoy them nonetheless and I put credits to you in the description as the original artist for my design inspiration. I wanted to let you know the download stats for your designs that I have created in the Sims so far:

Shared 6/7/15 (created in April but didn't share it until the retail expansion was released), The Clove Town Center Group 3 Buildings (retail lot), 185 downloads
Shared 6/19/15, House #336 (residential lot), 279 downloads
Shared 6/24/15, House #31 (residential lot), 113 downloads
Shared 6/25/16, House #345 (residential lot), 79 downloads

In the past week, 471 Simmers have moved their virtual families into a Beauregard style inspired home and 185 have opened up shops! That is pretty cool :)
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015
Holy cats!! That's good numbers. What about the free version of Sketchup? Which house or buildings you try next? Are those stats "high"? They sound like they would put your stuff in the highest percentile. I love stats, I'm a stats junkie too.
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Carlks Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
woooow i love this artwork u are amazing and really good at doing this
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cskadoz Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012   General Artist
:headbang: :woohoo: :boogie:
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
Yes! Whatever he says!
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swoozyboozy Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
LOVE IT! Are you open to drawing a house from a picture for someone?
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
As a commission? Sure. I've done some house portraits. I can't do it for free though. I also prefer OLD houses.
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MitchMitton Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Again to say this is great is not enough. What period is your head wrapped around. The detail is very period but more so I know you are highly into research that few in this age are.
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
This particular house has 1920's storybook influence originally, but also other elements, such as roof overhang/awnings that make it suitable for a sunny climate and protect the windows from rain and sun. Chimney is influenced by Queen Anne Victorian era homes. English cottages also figure prominently. Flower boxes, buttresses and stonework, unusual timber brackets, window muntin patterns, stone work over left double window unit, barrel tile roofs, tiny shutters, lanterns in unusual places with wrought whimsical wrought iron, and "cut-away" of corners to make porches and cozy spaces is basically all me, just makin' it up man he he.. This format, a large gable to left and small one to right, with dormers, I've used on several homes. I call it "Dad, Mom, and the Kids."
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Good thing I had a 35mm in the age of research, otherwise I would have a collection of billions of digital photos of architectural subjects. Information overload.
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ShaeButtah Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
How do you create houses like these?
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Years of research, taking photos of old houses, acquiring good books, 1000's of hours of draw time, understanding good proportions and balance, especially in assymetrical compositions, real world construction experience, etc. The original idea for a house like this might start as a sketchbook sketch from years ago, mostly a "shape" of house, with some rough details, sometimes from imagination, sometimes sketched from a photo or book but heavily modified. By the time I'm done, it bears little resemblance to the original inspiration. Floor plans, landscape design, construction details are all me, rarely a reference of any kind, except to learn a new product or construction method. This stuff is ultra-complicated, believe me, it takes years to understand it all...
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ShaeButtah Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow... Thanks for the reply.
Seems like planning the houses for my story isn't going to be easy in the slightest
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Sure...
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gvcspecks Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
your drawings are amazing, how long do they take?
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
That was a quick one at only 4 hours or so. A second pass at it will include additional foliage, trees, and deeper shading, easily another four hours. These times don't include long term thinking, sketch book sketches, floor plan development, and other stuff that takes dozens of hours per house...
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gvcspecks Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
...well bugger me...thats a lot to think about.
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