This article is about watercolor house portraits #266Z, of properties sold by Realtor Daniel Soldano, of Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Brooklyn, New York, and written by artist 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 note cards. Congratulations Daniel Soldano!
6911 Shore Road, #1B, Brooklyn, NY 11209
1547 79th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11228
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Pencil Drawing For Watercolor House Portraits #266Z
- Clinker Stylus Sketch
The pencil drawing, which is a clinker stylus sketch, is the first thing that I do. This is the foundation of the rendering. I look at the MLS images that are emailed to me by Daniel Soldano, so that I can get a good understanding of how to approach this work of art.
It must be understood that these renderings are commissions and unique works of art that go up in value.
Black BMW 3 Series
As you can see from the sketch below, I have captured the essential form of the structure, and given just enough detail so that I can move on to the next step which is the pen & ink. If there are to be any changes to be made, this is the time. For example, I texted Mr. Soldano these two sketches for him to view. He came back to me as asked me if I could put a black BMW Series #3 in front of the condominium building. I was pleased to do this, so I took the sketch and then penciled in the BMW, which you can see below. This car was not in the original as you can tell from the bolder line work. Naturally, I had to tease Danny by telling him that I would have to draw the BMW with a boot since it is illegally parked!
The rendering of this duplex structure is very pleasing. The well designed structure rests firmly on the lot with ample setback from the street. The pencil sketch nicely captures the proportions and scale of the dwelling.
Below you can see the vanishing lines of the perspective heading down to the horizon line to the left. Like spokes in a tire, these lines all radiate from a fixed point on the horizon. On the bottom right you can see the BMW 3 Series sketched in place.
Pen & Ink Drawing
- Stylus Sketch
Pen & ink, as stylus sketch, is where we separate the men from the boys. Unlike the loving and merciful lead pencil, the pen & ink lacks all kindness and can truly be called merciless. When that ink touches the paper the party is over, there is no going back, or asking for favors. What you see is what you get! With that in mind, it is crucial to follow the guidelines of the pencil so as to have direction. The purpose of the pencil sketch is to make the foundation of the drawing, the pen & ink is the drawing!
Hatching & Cross-hatching
The best way to give accent to a pen & ink drawing is through shade and shadow, and this is done through hatching and cross-hatching. To effectively bring out the depth of field in the rendering, as well as give strength to the image of the structure, I have done fine line hatch marks, in parallel under the awnings. Further, I have encapsulated the hatched lines with a contour line so as to make sense of the hatch marks. Pen & ink lines are strong, and they make their image strong!
In the rendering below you can see the same use of hatching done to give shadowing to the lower section of the building, especially the garage entry, and the shops. I have eased up on the hatching under the trees because that is not the area of focus it is not prudent to put attention to minor spots.
Now the fat lady sings, for we are now in the watercolor painting. This fair lady is the crown jewel of the rendering as she brings in her grace and finesse. Because the hard work of the pencil sketch, and pen & ink lines have done their part, this ballerina gently flows across the image and fills it in with life. Look how fresh and natural the rendering looks with tones and color!
Both in the renderings below and above the touches of green bring the architecture to life. Green is the most restful color to the eye, and thus is a comfort to those viewing it.
- JPEG & PDF
The images of watercolor house portrait #266z are capture with JPEP & PDF scans.
Condren Galleries Ltd.
- Fine Arts Gallery
Condren Galleries is pleased to have been to participate in the execution of watercolor house portrait #266Z for Realtor Daniel Soldano.
Stephen F. Condren
As an artist I have made watercolor house portrait #266Z a staple of my architectural rendering works.
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Watercolor house portrait #266Z pen & ink drawing with prints by Stephen F. Condren at Condren Galleries.