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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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:iconj-henrique-s:
J-Henrique-S Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You are very talented
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:iconhummbuzz:
hummbuzz Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
Just because I love to dream...:house:
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:iconbuilt4ever:
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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:iconbuilt4ever:
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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:iconbuilt4ever:
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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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Thanks!
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:iconfetchingfeast:
fetchingfeast Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
Hello, your art is featured here: [link]
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
Danke, my dear, very nice!
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:iconmisterod1980:
misterOD1980 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
These are outstanding! I really enjoy your drawings I wish these were real. Is there a hidden pocket of Greenville where these houses exist :)?
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
No, but I have a few homes built in Greenville area that I designed. One of these days I'll develop a place my way with all these homes, but it takes patience...are you in Greenville?
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:iconmisterod1980:
misterOD1980 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
No, but I travel there often. I recruit for SCAD in North and South Carolina.
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
The Scad football team??? HA HA HA HA... just kidding. Savannah rocks, love it.
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:iconmisterod1980:
misterOD1980 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
Oh dear lord, thank goodness we don't have a football team! haha! I recruit artists, actors, and designers.
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enochfollowed Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome :)
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Thanks!
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:iconspectercody:
SpecterCody Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Another superbly charming home :) I wish they were actualized so I could visit them.
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
MMMM like a museum he he....
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:iconlancelotprice:
LancelotPrice Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
I imagine how interestingly complex it must be inside.
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Not too bad, from a design standpoint, the exposed beams and such across the two-story high great room are the main challenge. Of course, there's wood paneling, posts, beams, brackets everywhere as well as touches of brick, plaster, and more...
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LancelotPrice Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Bracket everywhere. Less is less and more is more. Mies was so wrong. :)
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Thank you. Which architecture professor today has the balls to say "Mies was so wrong?" He may have been right however when he said "God is in the details." Unfortunately, he didn't design any details into his architecture. I guess he was an atheist.
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LancelotPrice Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
The reason his buildings were so expensive when the goal was to be simpler and cheaper is that everything was so finely finished, so polished. And he never took sun angle and other weather consideration into account. Like the Park Towers in Chicago, which overheated terribly in summer and froze in winter. He was an idiot in the cause of an ideal.
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
They were all idiots in a sense, but they had to push the envelope and see what we could do with steel, sheet glass, poured concrete, and more. Books by guys like Corbusier should be thrown out of the library. Very few architects consider sun positioning. I always do. One of my clients had skin cancer so I had to be especially careful to let light into the house but keep it indirect and shaded.
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LancelotPrice Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Ah, le Corbusier, another of the false idols. Philip Johnson recanted by the end, and even praised Frank Lloyd Wright, but it was too late and Johnson never had any talent.
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Wait! What about the chippendale skyscraper!!!!
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Soulgraphica Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
You have a beautiful style. Congratulations :)
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
Thanks!
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:iconmred301:
MrEd301 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Very nice.. I would build that!!
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
Some challenges, yet still boxy and straightforward in many ways. Two-story high vaulted ceiling in great room is not difficult to deal with either. I like REAL ceramic tile as opposed to the concrete tile they used at Montebello. Very rare to see it here! It's snowing as I write this. Let's review our snow loads for the roof!!! Where's my snow shovel?
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MrEd301 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
We barely got a dusting at my house, although 5 miles down the road in Easley there was 2 inches on the ground.. It was beautiful to see!!
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Yes, inconsistent here too. I was looking forward to doing some shoveling. No, really!
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:iconslowdog294:
slowdog294 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
I want a house like this. Excellent work, my friend. :winner:
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
Let's build one in the Smokies.
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:iconslowdog294:
slowdog294 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
That would be PERFECT! :D
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:iconmitchmitton:
MitchMitton Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
You fail to mention that indeed the shadows are what really give this house all that great form, step up take credit man, you are good......
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
Hopefully, keeping shadows "light" and not too dark, like the impressionists, keyed up a bit. No black or near black in this sketch.
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:iconmitchmitton:
MitchMitton Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
See..... you know of what you write and maybe speak.....
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
Yes. I might even know of what I draw. Maybe.
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:iconlilicandemon:
LilicanDemon Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love the way you draw :)
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
Thanks! Takes a little time to find and try to perfect your own technique for such subjects...
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:iconlilicandemon:
LilicanDemon Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hope i'll find mine soon. But now i'm getting inspired by your work so keep going :)
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:iconmetalraptor:
Metalraptor Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous home design; and beautiful work. ^_^
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
Thanks, glad you like...
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:iconjeni5540:
jeni5540 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
amazing! <3
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
Thank you...
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Meye95 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
your paint is very beautifull!!!0.o one ask...You also castles drawings by any chance?^^
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
[link] Here's a castle. I have three in the gallery. Look in the castles and villages folder.
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