Palma Plaza Renderings

Palma Plaza Renderings

Some project last longer than others, it is part of the business. I can do my best to schedule things, however, sometimes that schedule isn't' worth the paper it was written on. The Palma Plaza Renderings takes the award for the longest running project I have ever had in my 25 years in business. I didn't start the project until well after the project's deadline had passed; I was waiting on plans. Halfway through the project, I had to explain the process again and explain that if milestones are missed the deadline is in jeopardy. I always aim to avoid frustrations on all sides, including mine. If a milestone is missed I might have to reschedule things, and I don't like to do that, and sometimes, it could be weeks, and that would cause frustrations. I take milestones and deadlines seriously, and I do lose sleep over these things, even if the project is going smoothly.  Sometimes, if not more time than not, I am far more stressed about the project deadline than my client is. 

Anyway, here are the stills from the Palma Plaza project.

672 Steamboat Road Renderings

672 Steamboat Road Renderings

My family and I love watching Forensic Files. Did you see that they are doing new ones now? I was commissioned, by a legal team, to illustrate the proposed Steamboat Rd. house, which is under some kind of variance dispute. Okay, nobody died, but it is great knowing that I can help someone plead their legal case using one of my renderings.


Did you enjoy this article? I would love to hear your thoughts, so don’t be shy and comment below! Please don’t forget to subscribe to my RSS-feed or follow my feed on TwitterGoogle+ and Facebook! If you enjoyed the following article we humbly ask you to comment and help us spread the word! Or, if you would like, drop me an email.

White Mansion Architectural Renderings

White Mansion Architectural Renderings

There is a story with these white mansions you see me do.  A couple years ago I got a phone call from a gentleman out of upper New York State.  The gentleman had some mansions that he wanted to get illustrated, he saw my work and was extremely impressed. He was having an outfit out of China doing his renderings and he wanted to up his game, but didn't think that the Chinese company could compete with the quality he is seeing on my website. We discussed price and the phone call ended in, I can't possible produce the quality you want for the price you paid the Chinese company.  Over the next 24 hours I was not having a good feeling about not being able to work on such nice houses. I decided that if I come down a little and he comes up a little, maybe we can work something out. The next day I called him back and after some haggling, which I usually don't do, we decided on a price.

Now, some might hit me in the back of the head if they heard what I charged for these, however, just like charging more for projects you can't get excited about, sometimes it makes sense to change less for projects you can get excited about. If you really want to know what I charged, feel free to email me.


Did you enjoy this article? I would love to hear your thoughts, so don’t be shy and comment below! Please don’t forget to subscribe to my RSS-feed or follow my feed on TwitterGoogle+ and Facebook! If you enjoyed the following article we humbly ask you to comment and help us spread the word! Or, if you would like, drop me an email.

Hill House Bayport

Hill House Bayport

Here is the story. The developer gets a quote from the architect to include a 3D rendering with the construction documents. The architect sends the developer the rendering and the developer forwards it to the real estate broker, who is hired to sell the project. The real estate broker says, "I can't use this!" and then I get a call. This happens often and I have no complaints

Hill House Bayport.jpg

Did you enjoy this article? I would love to hear your thoughts, so don’t be shy and comment below! Please don’t forget to subscribe to my RSS-feed or follow my feed on TwitterGoogle+ and Facebook! If you enjoyed the following article we humbly ask you to comment and help us spread the word! Or, if you would like, drop me an email.

Villa Capobianco Exterior Renderings

Villa Capobianco Exterior Renderings

Here is a little story.  When I was in middle school my parents hired an architect to design them a house. On paper, the house was nice and my parents were please, however, after it was built my parents questioned a lot of the detail. See, in 2D you don't fully understand things, unless you spend your life reading blueprints. I tell you this story because although I  looked at the plans for the Villa Capobianco residence for a few days, not until I build the 3D model did I appreciate the structure. The project really came to life after I added the materials, landscape, and lighting. 

The renderings look amazing!! I love it. you are very good, congratulation for the talent you have.!!
— Client

Did you enjoy this article? I would love to hear your thoughts, so don’t be shy and comment below! Please don’t forget to subscribe to my RSS-feed or follow my feed on TwitterGoogle+ and Facebook! If you enjoyed the following article we humbly ask you to comment and help us spread the word! Or, if you would like, drop me an email.

Brighton Block Renderings

Brighton Block Renderings

The client loved these architectural renderings and below is a quote.

Just wanted to say the toning/post work on view one is P-E-R-F-E-C-T!
It’s the ideal mix of dynamic range, sunlit areas, shadows, etc. Just bang bang on
— Client

Having said that, I felt really restricted by the software.  I do put a lot of information into my images and I should expect some issues, however, it is 2018 already! From lagging viewport issues to spontaneous crashes, to long render times.  I have invested a lot of money in hardware and software, so crashes and lagging viewports should not happen, however, the software has gone public and the end user is no longer who the software developers are trying to please. GRRRR...


Did you enjoy this article? I would love to hear your thoughts, so don’t be shy and comment below! Please don’t forget to subscribe to my RSS-feed or follow my feed on TwitterGoogle+ and Facebook! If you enjoyed the following article we humbly ask you to comment and help us spread the word! Or, if you would like, drop me an email.

Bohland Residential Exterior Rendering

Bohland Residential Exterior Rendering

Typically, I don't get overly technical on my blog which I can, so I am going to get a little nerdy now. For my exterior architectural renderings, I use V-Ray from Chaos Group and I have nothing but good things to say about the software and developers. Although no software is perfect, V-Ray is dang near close. The Bohland Residential Exterior Rendering has all the bells and whistles with a ton of displacement,  trees, bushes, grass, and rendered out at 5k resolution. Without having to hold back or spend hours optimizing the Bohland Residential Exterior Rendering rendered in less than two hours, which is remarkable.

Since I will be asked, here are my computer specs.

  • Dell Precision T7910 36-Core Dual E5-2696 v3 Max 3.8GHz
  • 128GB RAM
  • EVGA GeForce GTX 1080Ti 11GB

I don't have a large render farm and The Bohland Residential Exterior Rendering was rendered in less than two hours on my single workstation, which although is a beast; the render time is amazingly fast. At one point I had a ten workstation render farm, but I was spending far too much time being an I.T. guy and not being a creative guy.  Basically, I stuffed those ten workstations into the one and I now can spend my days creating architectural renderings like The Bohland Residential Exterior Rendering.

Other software used to create The Bohland Residential Exterior Rendering are the following.


Did you enjoy this article? I would love to hear your thoughts, so don’t be shy and comment below! Please don’t forget to subscribe to my RSS-feed or follow my feed on TwitterGoogle+ and Facebook! If you enjoyed the following article we humbly ask you to comment and help us spread the word! Or, if you would like, drop me an email.

Sky Ranch - Lake Ascent

Sky Ranch - Lake Ascent

I was approached by a marketing coordinator, who was hired to market these house plans. The marketing coordinator crawled the web for a while looking for someone who could nail some architectural illustrations for him. Now, as you know, there are thousands of architectural illustrators on the web and to be hired amongst all the other talented artist is always an honor. 

The initial sales push used some watercolors and were successful. The company was making a profit and they wanted to up their game with my photorealistic renders. I hope that they see a great increase in revenue because of my work.


Did you enjoy this article? I would love to hear your thoughts, so don’t be shy and comment below! Please don’t forget to subscribe to my RSS-feed or follow my feed on TwitterGoogle+ and Facebook! If you enjoyed the following article we humbly ask you to comment and help us spread the word! Or, if you would like, drop me an email.

Sky Ranch - Sky Ascent

Sky Ranch - Sky Ascent

I really like this house. Not only is it out in the woods, but I love the contrasting wood colors. The twilight shot was a challenge, but hopefully, I pulled it off. I have successfully done twilight renderings many times in the past, but for some reason, this one presented a challenge.


Did you enjoy this article? I would love to hear your thoughts, so don’t be shy and comment below! Please don’t forget to subscribe to my RSS-feed or follow my feed on TwitterGoogle+ and Facebook! If you enjoyed the following article we humbly ask you to comment and help us spread the word! Or, if you would like, drop me an email.