Randal did this watercolor illustration of a treehouse to fit a layout designed by an educational textbook publisher.
An educational textbook publisher contracted Randal for an aerial perspective map of a typical mill town for use in a textbook. Randal made up the view based upon elements required by the publisher in order to visually illustrate the textbook lesson.
Randal used Fractal Painter software on a Macintosh computer using a Wacom tablet to digitally illustrate in a line and watercolor style. The final illustration was delivered via file transfer protocol as a digital file.
Randal was commissioned by The George School in Newtown, PA. to illustrate their campus map for print and display use. Randal worked with sepia ink to layout the line art on watercolor board, then added watercolor washes, and color pencil for texturing.
Randal did this aerial perspective of a mission for an educational textbook through Design Associates for Scot Foresman, the publisher. The idea was to illustrate a typical mission as it was usually organized and built. The book designers added labels and captions to the illustration and students would learn where the mill was, the well, stables, gardens, chapel, barns, etc. Randal worked from references provided by the designers, and created a completely fictitious aerial view for this application.
Randal was asked to develop this cutaway view of The White House in Washington, D.C. for an educational textbook. He worked from reference materials provided by the publisher and made updates and corrections in the process.
The artwork was done using Fractal Painter software on an Apple Macintosh computer using a Wacom tablet. It was delivered to the client electronically as a digital illustration file.
Randal has been asked to provide illustrations in many textbooks. This one was done for an elementary textbook on the Castle Keep. It is a cutaway diagram showing the floors and various typical activities inside the Keep.
This illustration was hand done in Corel Painter software on a Macintosh computer using a Wacom Tablet.
Randal Birkey was commissioned by a Denver, Colorado graphic design firm in the 1980′s to prepare a series of illustrations on “How Gold is Made.” The illustration series was to be used by their client, Santa Fe Pacific, (now Newmont Gold), in printed corporate communication brochures, posters and other tools. The series was modified several times over the years to reflect changes in company ownership and name, as well as changes and enhancements to the gold mining process.