This is third house illustration I have created. You can see one house illustration here and another house illustration here. I left out many details from this one. Is there a door? Do you see one in your head? In front of the “real” house, there are many bushes. I might add a few when I make the composite illustration. This house also has black outlines – the others do not. Oh, decisions, decisions.
And now comes the hard part – putting all three houses together in one mural. Will it work? I don’t know. Wish me luck. Maybe the tree illustrations, clouds and illustrative text will help.
I toned down all that black outline by adding some dark blue trim. I like the illustration a little better. Still not convinced all those lines work … ah, the problem with too many choices. I’m sure I’ll be fussing with this more.
Here is a third version:
Let’s play a game: How is this third house different than the other two?
7 thoughts on “Blue House Illustration”
Where’s Waldo Woo? LOL The third house defines the first floor windows, more than the first two. I like the presentation with the extra lines above those windows. I also like the thinner lines around the second floor windows.
I like the dark blue trim better than the black. I do think clouds and trees will be positive aspects, if you decide to add them.
Lorri, thanks for commenting and for looking so carefully. I look forward to working more on these illustrations, especially when I combine houses with trees.
It’s interesting how changing a few lines or shading alters the picture. Deciding which details to include and emphasis is what makes both sketching and writing unique.
Donna, thanks for commenting. Yes, one can spend a lot of time working on details of shading and linework!
I love to experiment like that on my drawings too. It’s amazing the difference it can make in a image with a few tweaks and shadowing. 🙂
I had already looked at the comments before I took a really good look at the houses to see the differences..I like them though…and I wish you good luck…
Thanks, Michelle. I can’t say doing this one came easily. I’m not sure how much I like it …