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Portrait of House#345, A Storybook Cottage by Built4ever Portrait of House#345, A Storybook Cottage by Built4ever
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!
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:iconwingnut55:
Wingnut55 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
you have a very pleasing style, in the spirit of the Arts and Crafts Movement. very absorbing to look at.
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
Yes! Glad you noticed. Arts and crafts is a big influence and source of ideas.
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juhhmi Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks very cosy! The facade has lots of details which keep you interested for a long time!
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
And keeps me interested in drawing them he he...
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SoulcolorsArt Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really a dream house, love it.
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Thank you...
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GaabySantos Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful :wow:
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Gracias...
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GaabySantos Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome :aww:
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Lynnfly Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Very well done!!!!
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