Shaded version of a submission from a few days ago, this is a portrait of a classic storybook-style cottage, rendered in various pencils on toned paper with white watercolor and light washes of black watercolor, 8 and half by 11 inches. Typical features of storybook style include "catslide" roofs (roof extended very low to ground, curved and exaggerated steeply sloped rooflines, wrought iron details, heavy rustic timber elements, playful stone-masonry details, mixed window muntin patterns, very small windows, pretty dormers, prominent chimneys, use of mixed materials for exterior, window shutters, planter boxes, and, of course, a multi-colored ceramic barrel tile roof. This is, of course, my own interpretation of this style, especially the "knocked-out" corners that blend in with the front entry porch, creating a cozy, partially-protected feeling for home-dwellers and guests alike. Foliage and landscaping is not particularly specific, a bit informal and wild, suggested in lighter tones so emphasis stays on the home. Pre-dominant exterior material is a creamy off-white stucco which creates a beautiful effect contrasted with the various stone, brick, timber and tile elements. Forward facing gables are proportioned nicely to each other, one larger, one slightly smaller, with large and small dormers in the roof. Interior is primarily heavy timber trusses and beams with wood paneling throughout and accents of plaster, brick and stone. Floor plan and elevations coming later. Some day we will get this one built!!! Enjoy!