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Watercolor House Portrait #281Z

Watercolor house portrait by artist Stephen F. Condren.

This article is about watercolor house portrait #281Z, of a property sold by Broker John Blair of Baird & Warner, Lt. Colonel, USAF (Ret.), and written by artist and United States Navy Veteran, Stephen F. Condren, BFA-SAIC, of Condren Galleries, a Fine Arts Gallery ~ the house portrait is done first as a pencil drawing and then a pen & ink, which comes with JPEG & PDF scans for making prints, note cards, and stationery. Congratulations John Blair!

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Realtor

John Blair

Baird & Warner

847-417-8270

Property Sold

1016 Michaels Lane, Libertyville, IL 60048

1016 Michaels Lane, Libertyville, IL 60048
1016 Michaels Lane, Libertyville, IL 60048

Pencil Drawing For Watercolor House Portrait #281Z

  • Clinker Stylus Sketch

The pencil drawing is the first step in creating the house portrait. This is the foundation just like the basement of a house. It is not polished and refined like the finished product but it is fundamental to the core elements of the work of art.

Below you can see that I have put the tree in on the left side of the drawing leaving room for it when I apply the pen & ink and watercolor. I have lowered the angle of the house so that it looks more natural than the photo.

All of the doors and windows are clearly denoted so that it is ready for more permanent detailing. The sidewalk out front give the support from below to delineate the composition of the house portrait.

Pencil layout for watercolor house portrait #281Z by artist Stephen F. Condren. Pen & ink with prints are provided.
Pencil house portrait.

Pen & Ink Drawing

  • Stylus Sketch

The pen & ink drawing is the final permanent drawing of the house portrait. It is absolutely mandatory to watch carefully all the detail because you cannot make any mistakes. What you see is what you get. Any attempt to use white out to patch up an error only gets washed away when I apply the watercolors.

Pen & ink house portrait by artist Stephen F. Condren. Prints are available.
Pen & ink house portrait.

Watercolor

  • Painting

The watercolor rendering is the final phase of the house portrait. Here you can see that I have applied color to the landscape and house to give a rich full look to the home.

Watercolor house portrait by artist Stephen F. Condren.
Watercolor house portrait.

Scans

  • JPEG & PDF

Scans of house portrait #000Z are available in JPEG or PDF formats for making prints, note cards, or posters.

Condren Galleries Ltd. for watercolor house portrait #281Z

  • Fine Arts Gallery

Condren Galleries is pleased to have been to participate in the execution of watercolor house portrait #281Z.

Stephen F. Condren for watercolor house portrait #281Z

  • Artist

As an artist I have made watercolor house portrait #281Z a staple of my architectural rendering works.

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Watercolor house portrait #281Z pen & ink drawing with prints by artist Stephen F. Condren at Condren Galleries.

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Watercolor House Portrait #283Z

Watercolor house portrait #283Z pen & ink drawing with prints by artist Stephen F. Condren at Condren Galleries.

This article is about watercolor house portrait #283Z, of a property listing by Realtor Roger Schluter of Windermere Real Estate, and written by artist and United States Navy Veteran, Stephen F. Condren, BFA-SAIC, of Condren Galleries, a Fine Arts Gallery ~ the rendering is done first as a pencil drawing and then a pen & ink, which comes with JPEG & PDF scans for making prints, note cards, and stationery. Congratulations Roger!

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Realtor

Roger Schluter 
Windermere Real Estate/PSR, Inc.
206-399-2704

rogers@windermere.com

Property Sold

1755 SE 176th Place, Renton, WA

1755 SE 176th Place, Renton, WA
1755 SE 176th Place, Renton, WA

Pencil Drawing For Watercolor House Portrait #283Z

  • Clinker Stylus Sketch

The pencil drawing is the beginning of a house portrait. Like the house itself, the preliminary sketch is just like the foundation or basement of a home, being rough and basic, but offering supported to the superstructure.

I make use of a 6B lead to draft the sketch so that it is easy to see and I apply the ink and shows up much more clearly in the scans. As you can see from the sketch below, the image of the house is loose and vague. This is important for this is only the guide for the pen & ink which come later. Also, most importantly, this sketch lets me know what objects are closest to the picture plane.

For example, the large bush on the lower right is at the beginning of the driveway and so it has to be delineated first so that I do not draw through it. In the same manner, the large tree at the center has to be delineated so that I know not to draw the lines of the house though it.

Pencil sketch of a house portrait by artist Stephen F. Condren.
Pencil sketch of a house portrait.

Pen & Ink Drawing

  • Stylus Sketch

The pen & ink drawing is the tough guy. This is where the rubber meets the road. When you apply the ink it has to be correct. You cannot us white or other office supply store “fix it” paste, this is because when you apply the watercolor it washes away the white out!

When I apply the ink I carefully look at both the sketch and the photo at the same time. I cannot make any mistakes.

When you look at the drawing below, you can see how well the pencil sketch worked for leaving space for the large bush at the front of the driveway, and also for the large tree at the center. You have to leave these spaces open.

The hatching and cross-hatching of the pen & ink lines give great structure and contour to the rendering. Most importantly, they offer volume with the shade and shadows.

Pen & ink house portrait by artist Stephen F. Condren.
Pen & ink house portrait.

Watercolor

  • Painting

The watercolor rendering is the final product and the summation of the efforts provided by the pencil sketch and the pen & inks. You can see by looking at the watercolor below how nicely the tones fit with the pen & ink. There are variations on the greens and yellow to balance out the landscape. Also, I have mixed a number of chrome colors to attain the intensity of red for the front bush.

Inscription for watercolor house portrait #283Z

The inscription at the bottom runs nicely along the sidewalk at the lower center of the watercolor. I am very careful with the use of the pen & ink for this.

Watercolor house portrait #283Z pen & ink drawing with prints by artist Stephen F. Condren at Condren Galleries.
Watercolor house portrait.

Scans

  • JPEG & PDF

Scans of house portrait #283Z are available in JPEG or PDF formats for making prints, note cards, or posters.

Condren Galleries Ltd. for watercolor house portrait #283Z

  • Fine Arts Gallery

Condren Galleries is pleased to have been to participate in the execution of watercolor house portrait #283Z.

Stephen F. Condren for watercolor house portrait #283Z

  • Artist

As an artist I have made watercolor house portrait #283Z a staple of my architectural rendering works.

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Watercolor house portrait #283Z pen & ink drawing with prints by artist Stephen F. Condren at Condren Galleries.

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Watercolor Architectural Rendering #282Z

Watercolor architectural rendering #282Z pen & ink drawing with prints by artist Stephen F. Condren at Condren Galleries.

This article is about watercolor architectural rendering #282Z, of a property listing by Realtor Trisha Kannon of d’aprile properties, and written by artist and United States Navy Veteran, Stephen F. Condren, BFA-SAIC, of Condren Galleries, a Fine Arts Gallery ~ the rendering is done first as a pencil drawing and then a pen & ink, which comes with JPEG & PDF scans for making prints, note cards, and stationery. Congratulations Trisha!

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Realtor

Trisha Kannon
d’aprile properties
REALTORĀ®
(847) 293-4866
www.daprileproperties.com

The Property

Since the property is unimproved, working drawings of the site structure are provided in the four images below. The architectural rendering that you see at the top of this post, was created from these four elevation working drawings.

When making a rendering from blueprints, it is best to look everything over, for there are always errors in the elevations and this can catch up with you when you are doing the rendering. Watching for all the details is paramount.

Front Elevation Working Drawing,
Front Elevation Working Drawing,
Right elevation Working Drawing.
Right elevation Working Drawing.
Left Elevation Working Drawing.
Left Elevation Working Drawing.
Rear elevation Working Drawing.
Rear elevation Working Drawing.

Pencil Drawing For Watercolor House Portrait #282Z

  • Clinker Stylus Sketch

The pencil drawing is the start of the house portrait. If there are changes to be made, this is the time to make them. Generally, I do a light sketch to give an over all scope of the drawing. Then I detail the important parts. For example, I have taken care to make the “tower” structure to the right a part of the design, rather than an element jutting out front. This detail has to convey the message of the house design.

The other important element to the sketch is the foreshortening of the garage which is located to the left side of the house. The garage does not “come out” very far at all, as it is really a side load garage from the left elevation of the home, which cannot be seen from the angle.

Architectural rendering in pencil.
1, Pencil architectural rending sketch.

Pen & Ink Drawing

  • Stylus Sketch

The pen & ink drawing is where the rubber meets the road. You cannot make any mistakes here because everything shows. Using whiteout to cover up mistakes get exposed when you apply the watercolor because it washes away the whiteout! I am careful to use the outline of the pencil as my guide when I do the pen & ink. It should be noted that I look at both the working drawings of the house at the same time that I am looking at the pencil sketch as my guide. All has to be done with care.

Steps of pen & ink drawing progression

Below you will see five pen & ink drawing is chronological sequence until the final rendering in ink.

Pen & ink rendering, used for prints at Condren Galleries.
2, Pen & ink with pencil architectural rendering sketch.
Pen & ink rendering used for making prints at Condren Galleries.
3, Pen & ink architectural rendering.
Pen & ink rendering.
4, Pen & ink architectural rendering.
Pen & ink architectural rendering.
5, Pen & ink architectural rendering.
Pen & ink architectural rendering.
6, Pen & ink architectural rendering.

Watercolor

  • Painting

The watercolor rendering is the final product, which can be seen below. It must be understood that this rendering was made from working drawings, or blueprints. Therefore, there is no landscaping to work with, and thus I have to create my own landscape.

Working from blueprints is always far more complicated than from a photograph, because with the later you have the image of the house right before you. Whereas, in working from blueprints you have to use your mind to create the perspective because all of the image on the blueprints are flat!

Watercolor architectural rendering.
7, Watercolor architectural rendering.

Scans

  • JPEG & PDF

Scans of watercolor architectural rendering #282Z are available in JPEG or PDF formats for making prints, note cards, or posters.

Condren Galleries Ltd. for watercolor architectural rendering #282Z

  • Fine Arts Gallery

Condren Galleries is pleased to have been to participate in the execution of watercolor architectural rendering #282Z.

Stephen F. Condren for watercolor architectural rendering #282Z

  • Artist

As an artist I have made watercolor architectural rendering #282Z a staple of my delineaton works.

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Watercolor architectural rendering #282Z pen & ink drawing with prints by artist Stephen F. Condren at Condren Galleries.

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Edward Jones Art #283Z

Edward Jones Art #283Z pen & ink drawing with prints by artist Stephen F. Condren at Condren Galleries.

This article is about Edward Jones Art #283Z, hosted by Travis M. Brown and Rick Melone, and it’s exhibit in conjunction with the Grayslake Arts Alliance, written by artist and United States Navy Veteran, Stephen F. Condren, BFA-SAIC, of Condren Galleries, a Fine Arts Gallery. Congratulations Travis and Rick!

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Edward Jones Art #283Z

Yesterday afternoon Travis M. Brown and Rick Melone of Edward Jones financial advisors hosted an art exhibit in conjunction with the Grayslake Arts Alliance. This was a great opportunity for Edward Jones to showcase their offices along with displaying artwork of local Grayslake artists.

Edward Jones is located at 10 N. Lake Street, Suite 113, Grayslake, IL 60030. Contact information:

The reception started at 4:00 PM, and lasted until 7:00 PM with many Edward Jones clients as well as members of the Grayslake Arts Alliance in attendance.

Because the tone of the exhibit was up-beat everyone had a good time. Edward Jones offered a fine array of refreshments and things to drink. The office nicely displayed the artwork that is on display for the exhibit. This is the first of a series of exhibits that Edward Jones is doing with the Grayslake Arts Alliance.

Travis and Rick, thank you for sharing with the community the joy of Art and celebrating your successes with your community friends and colleagues at the Grayslake Arts Alliance!

Photos

1, Travis M. Brown with Wendy Petera. #283Z
1, Travis M. Brown with Wendy Petera.
2, Edward Jones Art Exhibit with Grayslake Arts Alliance. #283Z
2, Edward Jones Art Exhibit with Grayslake Arts Alliance.
3, Rick Melone with Grayslake Arts Alliance and guests. #283Z
3, Rick Melone with Grayslake Arts Alliance and guests.
4, Wendy Petera with Grayslake Arts Alliance members. #283Z
4, Wendy Petera with Grayslake Arts Alliance members.
5, Travis M. Brown. #283Z
5, Travis M. Brown.
6, Travis M. Brown. #283Z
6, Travis M. Brown.
7, Stephen F. Condren in front of his artworks. #283Z
7, Stephen F. Condren in front of his artworks.
8, Travis M. Brown. #283Z
8, Travis M. Brown.
9, Zee Lacson and Wendy Petera. #283Z
9, Zee Lacson and Wendy Petera.

Condren Galleries Ltd. for Edward Jones Art #283Z

  • Fine Arts Gallery

Condren Galleries is pleased to have been to participate in the exhibit of Edward Jones Art #283Z.

Stephen F. Condren for Edward Jones Art #283Z

  • Artist

Edward Jones Art #283Z is an outstanding example of a local business working with the art community, and enriching the tone of their business, and uplifting the character of the community. What better thing that art displays the image of a community?

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Edward Jones Art #283Z pen & ink drawing with prints by artist Stephen F. Condren at Condren Galleries.

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Watercolor House Portrait #279Z

Watercolor house portrait #279Z pen & ink drawing with prints by artist Stephen F. Condren at Condren Galleries.

This article is about watercolor house portrait #279Z, of a property sold by Broker Nano Engdahl of Baird & Warner, and written by artist and United States Navy Veteran, Stephen F. Condren, BFA-SAIC, of Condren Galleries, a Fine Arts Gallery ~ the house portrait is done first as a pencil drawing and then a pen & ink, which comes with JPEG & PDF scans for making prints, note cards, and stationery. Congratulations Nano!

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Property Sold

310 Woodland Drive, Grayslake, IL 60030

Realtor

Nano Engdahl

Real Estate Broker

Certified Staging Consultant-CSC

Pricing Strategy Advisor-PSA

Short Sale/Foreclosure Representative – SFR

Baird & Warner – Lake County Office

847-814-5543 direct

Pencil Drawing For Watercolor House Portrait #279Z

  • Clinker Stylus Sketch

The pencil drawing is first done for layout. As you can see in the image below, I have put the note in the right spot and moved the driveway light in a bit more so that it fits well with the landscape. I can look the whole thing over to make sure that the house properly fits in the composition. If you have changes to make this is the time to make them.

I particularly like the two oaks to the far right of the composition. The branches reach out over the top of the house with look really cool. Also, I like the fir tree on the front lawn next to the lamp light.

Pencil house portrait sketch by Stephen F. Condren
Pencil House Portrait Sketch

Pen & Ink Drawing

  • Stylus Sketch

The pen & ink drawing is where the rubber meets the road. You have to get it right the first time or you are dead! You cannot use “white out” to “fix” mistakes because the watercolor washes it away. So do it right!

Below you can see how I have gone over the lines of the pencil to keep the form the same. I do not trace the image, I merely draw with pen & ink over the pencil. The pencil sketch is a guide, sort of like a prompter at the opera house. Do not worry about making it perfect. The perfect lies in you drawing with the ink. Remember, I am drawing from the photograph not the sketch.

Pen & ink house portrait by artist and United States Navy Veteran Stephen F. Condren.
Pen & Ink House Portrait

Watercolor

  • Painting

The watercolor rendering is the last phase of the house portrait. You can easily see the work of the pen & ink below and now the fresh tones of color are applied. I have erased any of the salient pencil marks, like those on the note and part of the landscape. I like the pencil to compliment the work of art not compromise it.

Watercolor house portrait #279Z with pen & ink and prints by artist Stephen F. Condren at Condren Galleries.
Watercolor House Portrait

Scans

  • JPEG & PDF

Scans of house portrait #279Z are available in JPEG or PDF formats for making prints, note cards, or posters.

Condren Galleries Ltd. for watercolor house portrait #279Z

  • Fine Arts Gallery

Condren Galleries is pleased to have been to participate in the execution of watercolor house portrait #000Z.

Stephen F. Condren for watercolor house portrait #279Z

  • Artist

As an artist I have made watercolor house portrait #279Z a staple of my architectural rendering works.

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Watercolor house portrait #279Z pen & ink drawing with prints by artist Stephen F. Condren at Condren Galleries.

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Hard To Love #280Z

Hard to Love #280Z an article by artist Stephen F. Condren at Condren Galleries.

Hard to Love #280Z is an article about a lecture give by Ellenor Alcorn to members of the Buckingham Society at the Art Institute of Chicago and written by artist and United States Navy Veteran, Stephen F. Condren, BFA-SAIC, of Condren Galleries. Congratulations Ellenor Alcorn!

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Buckingham Society

The Buckingham Society is a group of members of the Art Institute of Chicago, dedicated to the museum by means of planned giving. At intervals throughout the year, the Art Institute sponsors special evens such as this luncheon, as a token of appreciation to the society.

Luncheon

The luncheon was located in the Nichols Board of Trustees Suite, located on the second level of the Modern Wing. We were provided with salad to start then a savory chicken and pasta. Desert was an orange flavored kind of gelatin with fruit.

Ellenor Alcorn

Our speaker was Ellenor Alcorn, Chair and Eloise W. Martin Curator of European Decorative Arts. Without questions, Ellenor was an outstanding speaker and has a gift for bringing the audience into her fold.

Invitation to Hard to Love #280Z

  • Slide presentation

The topic was on five prize pieces of Baroque and Rococo Art in the museum’s collection. Ellenor’s approach was innovative in that she wanted us, the audience to cast a vote on weather we approved or disapproved of a work of art by means of a “thumbs up or down”. Thus, forcing us to take an aesthetic risk on the work of art prior to her discussion of the piece. Ellenor kept us on our toes!

She wanted us to look at the Baroque and Rococo on terms outside of “too much”. Also, she brought out points in each of the works of art that added new understanding to each piece taken as a whole. This was particularly true of the Meissen porcelain centerpiece.

Hard to Love lecture at the Art Institute of Chicago.
Hard to Love lecture at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Invitation

  • Key notes

Below is the inside face of the invitation providing information on the event.

Hard to Love lecture at the Art Institute of Chicago.
Hard to Love lecture at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Back Of Invitation

  • Provenance

The backside give information on the centerpiece of the over of the invitation.

Hard to Love lecture at the Art Institute of Chicago.
Hard to Love lecture at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Condren Galleries Ltd. for Hard to Love #280Z

  • Fine Arts Gallery

Condren Galleries is pleased to have been to participate in the execution of watercolor house portrait #000Z.

Stephen F. Condren for Hard to Love #280Z

  • Artist

As an artist I hardily approve of Hard to Love #280Z as an outstanding lecture and discourse of Fine Art.

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Hard to Love #280Z an article by artist Stephen F. Condren at Condren Galleries.

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Bingo For Veterans #278Z

Bingo for veterans #278Z by American Legion at Great Lakes Naval Command, Condren Galleries.

This article is about the American Legion hosting Bingo for veterans #278Z at James A. Lovell Health Care Center, Naval Station Great Lakes. This article is written by artist and United States Navy Veteran, Stephen F. Condren, BFA-SAIC,of Condren Galleries. Congratulations American Legion and Veterans!

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The American Legion

Because the American Legion is an organization dedicated to United States Veterans, it has made arrangements with it’s local chapter posts to serve food and refreshments to patients at Lovell Health Care Center.

Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center, Great Lakes Naval Command

Most importantly, the bingo event was held in Bourque Hall at the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center, Naval Station Great Lakes, Illinois. Because Great Lakes is located in Lake County, the American Legion was there. The health care center was named in honor of Apollo 13 astronaut James A. Lovell. Three members of the Grayslake Post 659 were there to offer service. The Grayslake Post is conveniently located to Naval Station Great Lakes.

The American Legion And Bing For Veterans #278Z

  • Legion Posts

It was both an honor and a comfort to see the dedicated veterans from American Legion posts gathered together to help veteran soldiers in need of care. As a member of Grayslake American Legion Post 659, I was proud to be at this event. I was given money to hand out to each of the winners of binger. After about 45 minutes there was a break and all of the American Legion members stood at the concession table serving food and beverages to the veterans.

After about 25 minutes, the bingo game resumed and the prize money went up from $2 to $5. Everyone, however, was a winner! Because I was able to assist those in need, I felt like the greatest winner. God bless America!

American Legion Officers hosting Bing at Lovell Health Care Center.
1, American Legion Officers hosting Bing at Lovell Health Care Center.
American Legion Officers hosting Bing at Lovell Health Care Center.
2, American Legion Officers hosting Bing at Lovell Health Care Center.

Condren Galleries Ltd. And Bingo For Veterans #278Z

  • Fine Arts Gallery

Condren Galleries is pleased to have been to participated in bingo for veterans #278Z.

Stephen F. Condren And Bingo For Veterans #278Z

  • Artist

As an artist I observe and study the figures and the space bingo for the composition of future artwork. Whenever I walk into a space I am immediately aware of the perspective of the room and the elements in that space. For example, if you look at the hall in the photos above you can see the images of the people receding in scale to their size as you go from the lens back to the stage.

Bourque Hall

Bourque Hall is located in Building #4 on the naval base and is close to the center core of buildings that comprise the James A. Lovell Health Care Center. The interior architecture of the room is Colonial and in the front is a nice size stage for performing ceremonies and giving announcements.

The hall is rectangular in shape and offers ample room for large gatherings. There is a small kitchen and service booth in the rear of the room. For the most part we post members served the food and drinks and then we cleared the tables. Other American Legion members went back out to the veterans and finished handing out the cash prices to the winners.

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Bingo for veterans #278Z by American Legion at Great Lakes Naval Command, Condren Galleries.

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Nosferatu Pencil Drawing #277Z

Nosferatu pencil drawing #277Z and prints by artist Stephen F. Condren at Condren Galleries.

This article is about Nosferatu pencil drawing #277Z, which is for sale here, and written by artist and United States Navy Veteran, Stephen F. Condren, BFA, SAIC, of Condren Galleries, a Fine Arts Gallery, with JPEG & PDF scans and prints.

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The Motion Picture

This drawing is based upon the famous 1922 German film of the vampire Count Orlok by Friederich Wilhelm Murnau. The film was based on the famous novel of Dracula by Bram Stoker. However, due to copyright issues the film was banned in Germany and many of the original copies were destroyed.

Intent

My intention for this drawing is to bring out the character of Count Orlok and not to copy a photograph. If there is anything that is more boring or lame for an artist to do, it is to copy photos. The practice of copying photos is excellent when learning how to develop drawing skills, but it is only the excercise, not the art.

Count Orlok from Nosferatu By F. W. Murnau.
Count Orlok From Nosferatu By F. W. Murnau

Pencil Drawing For Nosferatu Pencil Drawing #277Z

  • Clinker Stylus Sketch

The pencil drawing of the count was first done very lightly and then as I progressed I used hatching and cross-hatching to bring in more detail. In the drawing below you can see the lighter sketch below the hatching.

Nosferatu pencil drawing #755A and prints by artist and Navy Veteran at Condren Galleries.
Nosferatu Drawing By Stephen F. Condren

Pen & Ink Drawing

  • Stylus Sketch

The pencil drawing below I have increased the hatching and delineated the contour lines of the face and hand. Because of the intense cross-hatching near the edge of Count Orolk’s face, there is an added mood of suspense to the image. The cross-hatching is nice for making prints because lines show up very clearly on reproductions.

Nosferatu pencil drawing #755A and prints by artist and Navy Veteran at Condren Galleries.
Nosferatu Drawing By Stephen F. Condren

Scans

  • JPEG & PDF


Scans of Nosferatu pencil drawing #277Z are available in JPEG or PDF formats for making prints, note cards, or posters.

Condren Galleries For Nosferatu Pencil Drawing #277Z

  • Fine Arts Gallery

Condren Galleries is pleased to have been to participate in the execution of Nosferatu drawing #277Z.

Stephen F. Condren For Nosferatu Pencil Drawing #277Z

  • Artist

As an artist I have made drawing like that of Nosferatu #277Z a staple of my work.

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Nosferatu pencil drawing #277Z and prints by artist Stephen F. Condren at Condren Galleries.

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Watercolor House Portrait #276Z

Watercolor house portrait #276Z pen & ink drawing with prints by artist Stephen F. Condren at Condren Galleries.

This article is about watercolor house portrait #276Z, of a property sold by Broker/Realtor, Renee Devedjian, of @Properties, 2571 Waukegan Road, Bannockburn, IL 60015, and written by artist and United States Navy Veteran, Stephen F. Condren, BFA-SAIC, of Condren Galleries, a Fine Arts Gallery ~ the house portrait is done first as a pencil drawing and then a pen & ink, which comes with JPEG & PDF scans for making prints, note cards, and stationery. Congratulations Renee Devedjian!

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Property Sold

1300 Kristin Drive, Libertyville, IL 60048

Realtor

Renee Devedjian

Pencil Drawing For Watercolor house portrait #276Z

  • Clinker Stylus Sketch

The pencil drawing is the foundation of the house portrait. As you can see from the sketch below I have captured the image of the house precisely. The photo of the home was distorted making it recede down to the left, so I adjusted the perspective to a more natural view.

All that you need in the sketch is the simple clean line. I do not busy up the preliminary sketch with shade and shadows, that is not that task at hand.

Because the large ornamental tree and flowers were blocking the right side of the house, I moved them over to the right so as to get a clear view of the entire structure.

Pencil sketch of a house portrait by artist and United States Navy Veteran, Stephen F. Condren.
Pencil sketch of a house portrait by artist and United States Navy Veteran, Stephen F. Condren.

Pen & Ink Drawing

  • Stylus Sketch

The pen & ink drawing is where the rubber meets the road! There is no turning back at this point and you have to do it right! Once the ink hits the paper it is final, just like a house closing. You cannot use white out or other gimmicks to cover over mistakes because when you apply the watercolor it washes all the white out away! What you see is what you get.

In the drawing below you can see that I have carefully followed the outline given to me from the pencil sketch from above. I enhanced the tree behind the house to have grace to the composition. Generally, I do not put ink on the background trees but this drawing seemed to call for it.

Pen & ink house portrait by artist and United States Navy Veteran, Stephen F. Condren.
Pen & ink house portrait by artist and United States Navy Veteran, Stephen F. Condren.

Watercolor

  • Painting

The watercolor is very carefully applied because you cannot go back and fix it. Since watercolor is transparent you can see everything, so you have to set the colors in place correctly the first time.

On both sides of the composition I have put a touch of red for the Norway Maples which are there. The sidewalk and steps are brick pavers and so I used a touch of red and brown to bring out those tones.

Watercolor house portrait by artist and United States Navy Veteran, Stephen F. Condren.
Watercolor house portrait by artist and United States Navy Veteran, Stephen F. Condren.

Scans

  • JPEG & PDF


As a follow-up after sending the house portrait to me clients, I email them the scan of the watercolor. The scan can be put into JPEG or PDF formats for making note cards or stationary as follow-up gifts for clients.

Condren Galleries Ltd. for Watercolor house portrait #276Z

  • Fine Arts Gallery

Condren Galleries is pleased to have been to participate in the execution of watercolor house portrait #276Z for Realtor Renee Devedjian.

Stephen F. Condren for Watercolor house portrait #276Z

  • Artist

As an artist I have made watercolor house portrait #276Z a staple of my architectural rendering works.

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Watercolor house portrait #276Z pen & ink drawing with prints by artist Stephen F. Condren at Condren Galleries.

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Watercolor House Portrait #275Z

Watercolor house portrait #275Z pen & ink drawing with prints by Stephen F. Condren at Condren Galleries.

This article is about watercolor house portrait #275Z, of a property sold by Managing Broker/Realtor Nick Garcia of Baird & Warner, 21130 S. LaGrange Road, Frankfort, Illinois 60423, and written by artist and United States Navy Veteran, Stephen F. Condren, BFA-SAIC, of Condren Galleries, a Fine Arts Gallery ~ the house portrait is done first as a pencil drawing and then a pen & ink, which comes with JPEG & PDF scans for making prints and note cards. Congratulations Nick Garcia.

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Property Sold

9154 S. 83rd Court, Hickory Hills, Illinois

Realtor

Nick Garcia, Managing Broker, Baird Warner, Frankfort, Illinois

Pencil Drawing For Watercolor House Portrait #275Z

  • Clinker Stylus Sketch

The pencil drawing of the house portrait is the first thing that I do. This is just like the basement foundation of a house, for though it is rough and crude, it is what everything is build upon.

Pen & Ink Drawing

  • Stylus Sketch

The pen & ink is then applied after I finish the preliminary pencil sketch. Due to the nature of pen & ink you have to be very careful and precise for it is most unforgiving. What you see is what you get. Also, you cannot “escape” from your errors with “white out” or other gimmicks to cover up a mistake. This is because once you put the watercolor on the paper it dissolves the “mask” and exposes the ink underneath.

Watercolor

  • Painting

The watercolor is the last step in the process of producing the rendering. As you can see from the image below the ink clearly delineates the subject and the watercolor graciously compliment the landscape. I particularly enjoy the ornamental hedges at the center of the front lawn. The bulbous forms are a delight to look at.

Watercolor House Portrait #275Z by Stephen F. Condren.
Watercolor House Portrait #275Z

Scans

  • JPEG & PDF

As a follow-up after sending the house portrait to me clients, I email them the scan of the watercolor. The scan can be put into JPEG or PDF formats for making note cards or stationary as follow-up gifts for clients.

Condren Galleries Ltd.

  • Fine Arts Gallery

Condren Galleries is pleased to have been to participate in the execution of watercolor house portrait #275Z for Managing Broker Nick Garcia.

Stephen F. Condren for watercolor house portrait #275Z

  • Artist

As an artist I have made watercolor house portrait #275Z a staple of my architectural rendering works.

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Watercolor house portrait #275Z pen & ink drawing with prints by Stephen F. Condren at Condren Galleries.

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