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Sketches of Some Unusual Homes by Built4ever Sketches of Some Unusual Homes by Built4ever
A sketch page compilation sourced from a sketch book of mine dating to 2006. These are all original designs for homes, and possibly other village buildings like taverns and shops. I was designing my first real set of home plans that year for a builder. By 2007, the first of several homes were built. I am self-taught, so these types of sketches served as a dictionary of ideas for me for exterior design. Obviously, I haven't strayed much from my roots.

Everybody who designs anything should draw every day with a pencil! Keep an actual sketchbook. It's permanent and always great to pick it up from time to time and see how you have progressed or look for old ideas that are still viable. And don't call your sketch pages a "sketch dump!!!" That sounds negative! It's not a dump. Or a trash can. It's a collection or compilation!! ...Have a beautiful day!!
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Realmwright Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Your designs have such feeling. When I take over the world/win a megabillion lottery, you shall be my court architect!
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
I can be the court jester too.
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jesusmarvelite3 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your work is beautiful, sir.
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
Thanks, glad you like!
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dtsprinkle Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
You are extremely good at doing buildings! WAY better than I am. Actually, I really suck at doing buildings... perhaps I could learn a thing or two from you.
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
Practice practice, and draw old buildings first before you try to design NEW old buildings he he...
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skylite-compass Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
these are so lovely and unique :'D
I love how detailed and delicate your architectural drawings are
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
Thanks! Glad you like. I'm a detail freak.
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sorceress23 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! This is amazing!
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
Thanks...
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Netheb Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
I was quite surprised not to see a single one water mill... I think they'd totally fit those houses... which look incredible by the way. Would love to stop by there :)
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
HMMMMM good idea. I have a few photos from my own collection, details of the water wheel itself.
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Whitebreast-Chan Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I LOVE THIS HOUSES ;W;

ITS' SOO CUTEEE
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Thanks!
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ckenyon1964 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
As always, I'm a big fan. Love these homes!
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Thank you!
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Metalraptor Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the designs; beautiful artworks. ^_^
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Thanks, glad you like...
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Avielsusej Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love how you draw architecture such a classic style
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
I looked at old drawings a lot, 19th century and early 20th century, when I was figuring out how I wanted the drawings to look, many years ago...
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f700es Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional Artist
Excellent as always
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
Thank you sir. Hope all is well in NC. We tried the Yadkin Valley wine country last weekend.
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f700es Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional Artist
Oh no, I live in Yadkin Valley. What part did you visit? Several vineyards in my area. I hope you had a good time.
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
OHHHHH we stayed near Shelton at the Hampton, visited Shelton and three in Elkin. Sunday walked Old Salem. Weather was terrible, white wine was bad, reds win this time!
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f700es Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional Artist
I live between Elkin and Old Salem. I am sorry the weather was bad.
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
We certainly drove right through there on Sunday morning.
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PagodaComics Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Aww, these are so lovely - if I had all the money I need to REALLY choose a house to live in - THIS is what exactly I would want to have! I think the last one is my favourite... In fact I didn'T give THAT much thought of where I could live, it just didn't seem so significant - whatever is fine as long as I have me beloved ones with me and I can have a little place for my artistic needs. Really I can just fill whatever place I am given (we moved wuite a lot during my life). But seeing your sketches I seem to develope a dream.. that one day I could have a house like this. At a really nice place (preferaibly close to a forest).
Allright, sorry for the ramble, but I wanted to tell you just how strangely inspiring your houses are. Keep it up! :glomp:
Also, I agree with you - I really REALLY love sketching with pencil (or ballpointpen) and love my sketchbooks a LOT. ^_^
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
OHHHHH why next to a forest?
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Netheb Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
Usually forests are most enchanting, a calm and peaceful place :) And I guess this is the feeling your drawings carry :)
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
Nice trees, like old oaks, are spirit trees. They nurture and protect, home to critters and bugs, umbrella for the forest (or neighborhood,) create topsoil, and look fantastic. I love old trees.
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PagodaComics Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Ah, because I LOVE forests - so refreshing. Trees does really good to my mood (and to my lung as well). :D
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
Which is why I take hikes in the woods around here...
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PagodaComics Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Aw that sounds neat! I don't have forests around in a long range. =(
And our parks suck. But we have some neat graveyards. Those are better places than our parks: more tree, not noisy and no litter, broken glasses everywhere...
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
Graveyards don't spook me either. Pleasant places.
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PagodaComics Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Student General Artist
I see... :)
I wonder what kind of graveyards those are.. You are American, right? The cemetaries I heard about or saw in movies seemed to be different fo what we have hear. Then again in the Tim Burton movies they do look similar to ours with all the statues and all. Just not so spooky. ^^
So I think of sth like this when it comes to the US: [link] Is that right as a general image or incorrect? I wonder.. o.o
We have similars too, but mostly it is more like this: [link] Just not always with such big statues.
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
OHHH yes we have the more elaborate ones, especially in New Orleans, Savannah, older places. The first one is just a military graveyard. I saw one like that in San Fran. The graveyards in New Orleans are legendary, very beautiful...
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gudruna Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
beautiful
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
Thanks!
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Hemamal Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Such great detail!!
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
Considering the sketches are very small. If I do a larger version, detail gets much better...
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Mewisthebest Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
unusual indeed, but they look amazing.
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
Thanks!
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intrepidChronicler Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
They're all so pretty. I can't pick a favourite! Amazing.
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
That's good! Thanks...
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ToruKun1 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I really like Figure 6
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
That will change fer sure...keep watchin'
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Dreamgifter Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I love these types of houses, especially since they're Tudor and Cottage inspired! And I really love stone houses or at least the exterior as stone, it's really pretty to look at. Simply beautiful. :) Keep up the awesome work!
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
Thanks!
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Dreamgifter Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
No problem :D
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cannibaljim Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
#2 and #12 are my favourites. They have such a Manor House feel to them.
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