A graphic designer from the Marietta, South Carolina area contacted Randal in 2003 through this portfolio website and inquired about developing a streetscape illustration to be used in promoting a residential housing development. Randal worked with the designer and the photo resources provided by the developers and architects to create this illustration intended to communicate a lifestyle to prospective home buyers.
Redfearn Lifestyle Streetscape
It is now 2010 and the development was built, and here is a photo along one of the streets.
Cesario Builders, a custom home builder located in Warrenville, Illinois, required a line illustration of their new Windemere model home for sales and marketing brochures and newspaper advertising.
To complete this project, Randal Birkey first created a 3D wireframe model of the home, based upon the builder’s blueprint drawings. Once the wireframe viewpoint was approved, the linework was placed in a typical residential lot setting using lansdscaping and construction material information as supplied by the builder. The final art was developed as a digital illustration in Adobe Photoshop and delivered via email to the client.
Randal illustrated a typical house shown partially cutaway to reveal how Dale Industries/Incor steel framing products can be used in residential construction. The base line work was done in a 3D wireframe software, then transferred to Adobe Illustrator in a 2D format for adding color fills, line weights, captions and border framing.
Francis Barry Byrne designed this home in the Prairie School style of architectural design for John B. Franke of Ft. Wayne, Indiana. Randal did this line illustration of the home based upon a visit to the site in the early 1980′s.