The Stages of a Color Rendering

A client asked me to render a redesigned boardwalk area. These are the steps I went through to make that happen.

A Design in Pen and Ink

A Design in Pen and Ink

The above is a simple pen drawingdone fairly quickly, giving the client an opportunity to see what possibilities for the future may hold.

Color Rendering over Image

Color Rendering over Image

Above I have kept the color rendering on top of the black and white image so that anyone can see exactly how the proposed layout might look if the conceptual is followed through.

Black&White

Why? Why is that base image in black and white? I believe that contrast of line and the lack of color help my color renderings pop out and fully show themselves.

It’s like the Wizard of Oz, the movie starts in black and white and then . . . POW . . . color, color when it’s time to make an impact . . . when it’s time for a new place, a new beginning . . . a fantasy.

Like my drawings and what possibilities their space holds.

Color Rendering without Labels/Titles

Color Rendering without Labels/Titles

Finally the drawing, scanned alone and with no labels and markers. Without an addition of embellishment-you know little dots, small marks, and slight color bleeds.

If you need something like this let me know.

If you want me to do a workshop let me know.

After all

The rendering tells the story, it offers possibilities, the drawings portend what could be.

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One response to “The Stages of a Color Rendering

  1. Great post and renderings!

    I recently posted a bit on the sketch process in design
    http://christianbarnardblog.blogspot.com/search/label/sketch

    Very nice of you for the kind remarks on my rendering, it was worth your time to post the link, I like the fast lines and I would hope other designers take a good look at your”fast people” and realize there is nothing to be afraid of when it comes to adding people to a design/rendering . . . good stuff.

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