The evolution of renderings: Having plenty of architect and designer peers, we’ve noticed more and more that hand rendered presentations are quickly giving way to computer created renderings showing hyper realistic scenes. While accurate and faster to produce than hand drawing, these computer drawings are often less able to convey the magnetism or romance of a hand sketch or watercolor of the past.
As a firm educated in traditional drawing, we were faced with the question of how to create old school renderings but make them as efficiently as possible and able to be reproduced and transmitted without large overhead. Experimentation finally led to the great ah-ha moment. With computer programs such as Painter and Photoshop, we’re now able to mimic the look of hand techniques with a digital tool. We’re literally painting the drawing on the computer as we did by hand! Above is just one example of how today’s technology can be embraced without losing that all too important human touch.