Part of my job is to sketch. I just love it, so I do it a lot, and I also love sharing my favorite pieces with you. In some cases, I get so excited about a result, that I post images on Instagram before telling the whole story here in my blog.
I made this Country House Digital Sketch set of a Dreamhouse that I’m designing for a unique client. As opposed to the usual client demand, this family is asking me for a pretty simple house. They want no decorative elements or stand-out shapes. So everything has to be austere and beautiful from its essence. All with the right proportions, and a balanced geometry.
I remember telling you in my previous post that I had issues figuring out the concept and general layout of this house. Well, It was about a mistake I was making on the approach. Mostly, I design suburban houses, that are located on small lots in private developments. This particular house is an actual country house, it sits on a former farm property with a lot of land, so this house should have a completely different approach. The proportions, orientation, and general design need to respond to that specific situation.
Usually, what people call Farmhouse, is a commercial name of a style. In this case, I’m designing a house on a farm, an actual Farmhouse in the Country. Once I realized that, all my problems were solved so I came up with the perfect solution for my clients, they love it, so I’m proud.
As you noticed, I had to quit Inktober this year, the same as last year. It is always a shame not achieving a goal, particularly such an exciting one. Inktober has always helped me to finish pieces left there as pencil pre sketches, and I love that. Even though discipline is necessary to stay on track with work at the same time.
For me, work got intense, I’m getting twice the usual clients that I have at this time of the year, which is excellent. Exhausting, but great. So you will be seeing more houses sketched and wrapped up with plans and renders.