Working drawings will get a house built, but architectural renderings sell the house by helping buyers visualize how their home will look, inside and out, before ground is broken.
Paul Ross Wallach’s book, a Hearlihy exclusive, introduces students to the tools and techniques professional artists employ to create perspective architectural renderings with pencils, pastels, ink, watercolors, oils, acrylics, an airbrush, and CAD.
Students learn the quick-estimation method of producing well-proportioned pictorials in one-, two-, and three-point perspective; how to position the vanishing point or horizon level to emphasize interior features; and how to create plan and elevation drawings with landscaping. Students then apply these techniques in various media and learn how to add texture, shading, and shadows to create architectural renderings that could be considered fine art.
Hundreds of illustrations, many in color, help students visualize the finished product as they complete the drawing or painting exercises at the end of each chapter.