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Portrait of House 334 by Built4ever Portrait of House 334 by Built4ever
Pencil portrait of my original design for an unusual luxury home, House #334. Features include classic English vernacular massing and styling accents combined with a light-toned multicolored barrel tile roof similar to those found in southern France. (Note: early versions of this and the floor plans are in my gallery.)[link]

Technique: this is a shaded version of a line drawing submitted a year ago or so. House is blocked out on rough paper, checking perspective lines, roof lines, etc. When satisfied, I put tracing paper over, retrace outlines, lift it off, tape to card stock, and detail it all out. Paper size is 8 and half by 11 inches. All drawing is by hand using imagination only, no computer models or other gimmicks. All materials are light-toned, so shading must be in the middle to light grays, using primarily H and 2H pencils with limited use of HB and 3H. Strategy was to emphasize house and only suggest trees with outlines. Challenges included capturing the mottled sunlight and shadow on the right part of the house behind the oak tree, capturing depth and drawing the eye towards the house with the stone walkway and steps to the front left, and doing a "reverse" for the half-timbering pattern, with a darker color for the stucco background and lighter tone for the half-timbering. Also, suggesting the tile roof without getting too carried away with drawing each individual roof tile. A sketch needs to be finalized when "it says what it needs to say, no more, no less."
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J-Henrique-S Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You are very talented
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hummbuzz Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
Just because I love to dream...:house:
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
Dream the dream, then make it real...
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XxOyasumiSushixX Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow your work is so amazing...

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Built4ever Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
Thanks!
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celli87 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
I love the unusual details, as the drainpipe that goes around the second story window!
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
Yes, thanks for noticing my fancy drain pipe! We call it a gutter here, and that would be a 6 inch gutter system, more expensive than the normal stuff, but great looking. If you're stuck with drain pipes, might as well have fun with 'em...
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summertrainn Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
nice, love it! :D
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Thanks!
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fetchingfeast Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
Hello, your art is featured here: [link]
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