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Artists Interviews on the Pencil Kings Art Podcast!

We’ve been working to bring you a weekly art podcast featuring artist interviews with the same kind of artists that you’ve grown to love on the Pencil Kings Facebook page.

This first episode will give you a taste of what’s coming up in the following weeks as we dive deep into the stories behind the artwork and get to know the creators in a one on one basis.

You’ll quickly discover that the path to being an artist is anything but easy, but the rewards that each of our guests has experienced far outweighs the often unclear and difficult path that they had to walk to get to where they are now.

While you’re listening you’ll also get to experience how these artists got their breakthrough moments, what they did to get started and what they did when they were faced with failure and difficult challenges.

You’ll also learn all about how these artists were able to translate their creative skills into viable careers so that they can continue to be creative and get paid while they’re at it. Don’t be surprised that if while you’re listening you find yourself getting inspired, uplifted and driven to make a clear path with your own art career.

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Rendering Your Own Reality

Rendering Your Own Reality

One of the most important part of any architectural project is being able to communicate the finished vision before the actual work brings it to life. Shaping the final product before you begin renovations or new construction allows you to make more informed choices for every detail of the venture from the color of the tile to the patterns that will appear on the wood grain. Additionally, a visual reference for a finished architectural project will keep things moving even when small setbacks may arise. architectural renderings created using a digital platform will bring a project to life before your eyes. The potential vividness of digital renderings will take the guesswork out of any endeavor and make communication between multiple parties a process that occurs naturally.

Photo-Real Architectural Rendering

Architectural renderings by Bobby Parker offer all of the above benefits to designers and homeowners for any kind of project both large and small. Bobby Parker renderings can reflect ideas and finalized designs for single rooms, entire houses, or multiple layouts and floor plans. Bobby Parker brings customers more than wire-rendered, digital drawings or 2-dimensional drawings that only vaguely reference the final concept. Instead, Bobby Parker delivers Photo-Real Architectural Renderings that can be virtually indistinguishable from an actual photograph of the final project. There is no other artist in the area who can offer the same skill and diversity in their portfolio when it comes to creating a photo-real rendering that will ensure the integrity of your designs when the work is done.

Photo-real architectural renderings can allow for advance completion of every aspect of interior design planning. These images can assist in shaping ideas for everything from the furniture in the room to the pictures that are hanging on the wall. With Bobby Parker as your partner, imagination in design comes to life in most realistic way possible. Over 24 years of professional experience will allow you to have the resources necessary to achieve stunning results in every architectural project in which you engage. The images are rich in quality and delivered quickly regardless of the project scope. Allow your imagination to have freedom and express itself with precision by allowing Bobby Parker to give it tangible expression

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How to Look at the World (Like an Artist)

Every artist gets asked the question,
Where do you get your ideas?

The honest artist answer,

I steal them

How does an artist look at the world?

First, you figure out what's worth stealing, then you move on to the next thing.

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Architectural Illustrator Lives in a World of Deadlines

It is reasonable to view your finished artwork with an overcritical eye. Only the most complacent craftsmen see no room for improvement.

Nevertheless, an architectural illustrator lives in a world of deadlines and realistic financial returns on his work. Unless he feels the delineation is completely unsatisfactory, he cannot take the time to render it again. Also, another observer is more likely to overlook insignificant flaws than the artist who produced them.

Learn to say NO - to clients when necessary

Here is a snippet, from a great article, by Designer Paulo Canabarro

When I started my freelance journey I would say YES to every job that I came across. I’m not sure if it was because of the money or just the excitement of starting a new project but I would take it without realizing it may not be worth it.

Knowing When To Stop

Knowing when to stop is an issue many artist struggle with, particularly those employing a photo-real style. I've created some terrific architectural renderings by not stopping at the "pretty rendering" stage, but instead pushing on to that magical moment when the piece turns into a "capital -B Beautiful rendering. Yearning for something more has become my greatest struggle in creating art.

Know Your Potential Client

Prior to contacting a potential client, do the research. Search the internet to piece together a historic perspective of the company.