The Art of Perspective Architectural Rendering
An Architectural Illustrator primarily uses two dimensional floor plans, site plan, and elevations of proposed buildings to provide a measure 3D perspective rendering. Back in my day, perspective drawings were created by taping plans and elevations out on a large drafting table and performing geometric calculations to determine a “horizon line” based on the vantage point or view point, and “vanishing points.” Then, with the addition of “entourage” such as vegetation, scale figures, and cars, the image would give you an accurate depiction of how the building would appear on site when complete.
Today, 3D models are “constructed” with various types of computer software which allow for quick revisions and multiple vantage points.Typically, these images are either hand painted in either gouache or water color, or rendered through various specialized software systems. 3D software also allows for quick “walk-through” or “fly-over” video production. In the sketch above provided by Dale Watson Illustration, the building, site features, and existing trees are accurately located and modeled while the people and other entourage are placed based on the composition of the final art.
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