Randal created this illustration for VSA Partners, to appear in an annual report for their client, the Michigan Avenue National Bank, located in Chicago, Illinois. It must have been sometime in the 1980’s. The original art was pen and ink line work, with watercolor and color pencil washes on illustration board.
Randal Birkey was contracted by a Chicago area architectural design firm to create an illustration of one of their branch bank designs to present to their customer.
Randal worked from the architect’s scale blueprint drawings to create this perspective view. Once the view was approved, it was rendered in a pen and ink stipple style using Rapid-o-graph ink pens on 20″ x 30″ cold press illustration board.
Cole Taylor Bank required an image of a toolbox to use in a conceptual ad campaign, designed to attract new commercial customers to the bank.
Cole Taylor Bank contracted with Randal Birkey through his Chicago artist rep, to provide an illustration of an open toolbox on a blueprint paper background. This image was supplied to the bank’s ad agency who dropped in the ad headline and copy over it. The toolbox drawers and compartments represented various services and products offered by the bank to commercial customers.
Randal Birkey was commissioned to render an updated design for the Citibank branch location in Oakbrook, Illinois. The perspective view below was developed from architectural blueprints using 3D modeling software on an Apple Macintosh computer. The perspective view was converted to 2D and transferred to watercolor illustration board. The final art was hand inked using sepia ink in Rapidograph pens, then completed with Windsor & Newton watercolor washes.