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Why Architects Prefer Watercolor Visualization

Not only an engineering mindset does an architect require, it also necessitates a flair for art. Factors like building protection and effect of tensile strength and other such mechanical aspects would not register much on the clients mind as much as the look of the completed building would. The architect, therefore, has to present the case to a client as an artistic rendition. A grey scale or pure black and white sketch of the proposed building would never hold the attention of the client as would a colorful rendering hold. It is for this reason that architects do their building presentation on paper in color, and due to the special properties of watercolor the reason why architects like watercolor rendering more than other types of artistic rendering.

Transparency is the most important property of the watercolor. The main reason why architects like watercolor rendering is this property of transparency. The overlapping color blends with the underlying drawing due to this quality of transparency of watercolor.

The architect first creates a line sketch upon the drawing paper. This is the main and most important detail of the entire design stage. This detail is not to be lost to any renditions upon it including application of paint on the paper to give the sketch its required attractive effect. Watercolor does just this and leaves the underlying sketch visible to the eye that needs to look for it while adding the effect of attraction upon the rest of the drawing.

Using pencil color would be much simpler to paint with given the geometric shapes and figures that exist in the case of an architectural drawing and that needs to be retained all through. Watercolor is the only paint material of quality standard that has the option of coming in this form also.

Water color also blends very aptly upon white background which is the color of the art paper that architects normally use for their drawings and designs. The contrast that is generated by a proper spread of color upon a white paper accentuates the underlying outline drawing of the structure that needs to be given attention to.

With its high degree of versatility and other such paint properties water color comes at a much cheaper rate than other similar paint material. This is of course another of the main reason why architects like watercolor architectural rendering.

Discover the Essence in Thomas Kinkade Art Works

By Tom Tripp

When you can look into a painting and feel like you are actually in the place on the canvas, then you can say that painter has captured you. You can say that you have felt the spirit in the way the painter has taken you to another imaginary place. This is how the spirit in Thomas Kinkade works will capture you and you will not want to be let lose for a great while.

Some of the cottages that Kinkade paints make you want to go and live in them. They are tucked into beautiful and lush yards while at the same time giving off a romantic sense that captures your heart and soul. Every detail has attention paid to it, from the bricks in the cottage to the blades of grass in the yards. All of the paintings that Kinkade has done of cottages are each individual and named, each one possessing its own special kind of spirit.

Thomas Kinkade has earned the name of the Painter of Light for a good reason. He has a talent for being able to pour the sunshine into his paintings. It would almost appear as if he asked the sun to borrow a bit for his work. The light and shadows in the gardens and landscapes he has painted is an example of just how well he has control over his brush when it comes to painting light.

The sunlight appears in his paintings to drench every detail in perfection. You can feel the warmth from the rays of sunlight he paints. There is no wonder he has earned the name Painter of Light.

Many artists throughout time have made a mark for themselves by painting landscapes. However, the landscapes that Thomas Kinkade paints are quite different than any other. He has grasped the details in a way no other artists ever has. Every single detail is perfected. Each tree, flowering bush, and waterway is exactly as it would be if you there in that place.

Being able to travel to the place that a painting is depicting is a great feeling of losing yourself into imagination. This is how the spirit in Thomas Kinkade works can take you to the places that he painted.

Discover more about architectural rendering and how you can use rendering as an artistic creation which will make you believe that what you see is a reality.

The Method of Watercolor Perspective is an Involved Process

By Tom Tripp

An architectural rendering is produced by going through a specific process in stages. The procedure of watercolor rendering is a carefully followed regimen. The purchaser is consulted at each stage. After step one, approval is required before moving on to step two. This precaution ensures satisfactory results for the buyer. It's a fine example of what good communication can do for any business transaction.

Architectural drawings are first emailed to the individual providing the watercolor rendering. He or she then determines the payment requires. When the price is agreed to, a contract is initiated.

The artist then makes a 3D computer model, which shows the building from a variety of angles. Next, the 3D computer model is emailed back to the purchaser. He picks out the view to be used. That view is then transferred to watercolor paper.

A preliminary pencil drawing is prepared on the watercolor paper and once again sent for approval. The customer approves it and returns it to the artist. The artist then creates the watercolor architectural rendering. That completes the artistic process.

It is then scanned and emailed to the customer for her or his final approval. Upon final approval and acceptance, the finished architectural watercolor rendering is carefully packaged and sent to the customer using one of the leading delivery services. The entire process can be done in as little as one week.

Who is the person creating these watercolor renderings? The typical artist is an architect with years, or decades of experience as a practicing architect. He has the ability to communicate perfectly with other architects. This is what qualifies him to produce architectural watercolor renderings. It is a unique and specialized talent.

Sometimes it takes more than a week to finish a watercolor rendering. The emails can take a little longer to approve before being returned for the next step to be done. It is the good communication that makes this intricate work turn out as well as it does. As you know, artistic process takes time in addition to talent. The creation of an architectural rendering is no different than a painting on canvas.

How to Express Your Architectural Design by Colors

To understand the strength of the colors and their effects on the design is very vital to know how to present your architectural design by colors. But the process of understanding is not that easy to grasp as it takes time. Let us see ahead how to do it.

You might have wonderful colors chosen for your design already. All the colors represent a re impressive and correlating your architectural design but still you are left out with the greatest difficulty of which color should go on which specific assembly or column or pillar or whatsoever without affecting the value of the design as a whole when you have completed the color combination

Somebody who is a professional well trained design engineer or architect can alone know the right combination as he had already dealt with so many similar cases. He could tell you faster and minimize your time spent.

According to reports even after years of service in the same arena people find it extremely cumbersome as long as the coloring part comes into picture. How to present your architectural design by colors is not a question which is to be answered in short. It cannot be taught all in moments. Enough preparation as well as the aid of machine is a must.

Even when your design is of no worth sometimes the color combination alone gets you the nice feel and makes it to win appreciation from the visitors. The vice versa is also true.

There is lot of instances to quote where normally in dense towns and cities where appreciation and attention is given altogether mainly for the color combination alone forgetting about the design. The converse happens in art galleries.

Coloring should be done and done at a lighter vein where you want to display your creativity in your design. You should not allow the color attractions to dominate over the appreciation for the design from the viewers. To put it short and sweet color knowledge is inevitable for an architect.


No architect troubled to design houses that suited people who were to live in them, because that would have meant building a whole range of different houses. It was far cheaper and, above all, timesaving to make them identical.
Michael Ende

Not many architects have the luxury to reject significant things.
Rem Koolhaas

Nothing requires the architect's care more than the due proportions of buildings.
Marcus V. Pollio

Proportions are what makes the old Greek temples classic in their beauty. They are like huge blocks, from which the air has been literally hewn out between the columns.
Arne Jacobsen

Rome has not seen a modern building in more than half a century. It is a city frozen in time.
Richard Meier

Space has always been the spiritual dimension of architecture. It is not the physical statement of the structure so much as what it contains that moves us.
Arthur Erickson

The bungalow had more to do with how Americans live today than any other building that has gone remotely by the name of architecture in our history.
Russell Lynes

The dialogue between client and architect is about as intimate as any conversation you can have, because when you're talking about building a house, you're talking about dreams.
Robert A. M. Stern

The frightening thought that what you draw may become a building makes for reasoned lines.
Saul Steinberg

The higher the building the lower the morals.
Noel Coward

The interior of the house personifies the private world; the exterior of it is part of the outside world.
Stephen Gardiner

The loftier the building, the deeper must the foundation be laid.
Thomas Kempis

The Romans were not inventors of the supporting arch, but its extended use in vaults and intersecting barrel shapes and domes is theirs.
Harry Seidler

The work of art shows people new directions and thinks of the future. The house thinks of the present.
Adolf Loos

Those who look for the laws of Nature as a support for their new works collaborate with the creator.
Antonio Gaudi


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