A thought that is often running through my head when working on architectural illustrations is how can I bring more of a human touch to the image. The answer is almost always through texturing in Photoshop.
I have spent the last week illustrating an aerial perspective for my latest personal project. For this particular work, I wanted to hit almost every surface of the image with a strong texture to see what would happen. There were many areas that I would normally skip over in other illustrations but didn’t in this one. The result is an image with imperfections that shows age.
Location: Backyard in Davis, California
Size: 180-square-foot (16.7-square-meter) deck and 324-square-foot (30.1-square-meter) patio in a 750-square-foot (69.7-square-meter) backyard
Budget (including labor): $46,000 for the entire projectPurpose: The homeowner wanted to be able to dine and lounge in her outdoor space. The original backyard had a lawn, a mature cherry tree and a rotting wood deck surrounding the tree, encroaching on its root system. By removing the lawn and the dilapidated deck, the homeowner can now take more advantage of her outdoor space while also drastically reducing her water bill and creating more room for the cherry tree to thrive.