Architectural illustrations

Architectural illustrations cover a wide area in the portfolio. Below are some sub-sections covering Artist impressions, floor plans, cutaways and maps to help guide you looking for architectural illustration. 

Artist impressions

An Artist visual to present an idea or design, typically architectural in nature, but products and situations are also possible.
See more Artist impressions here.

3d floor plans for Architectural plans, Artist impressions and building floorplan visual cross section plan over head view. illustration of a floor plan with 3d perspective

Floor plans

Architectural floor plans create a clear understanding of a building’s layout and proportions.  Visit the floor plans page to see more examples of 3d and 2d floor plans. More floor plans

Cutaway illustrations

Cutaway illustration of a building to show internal views, the construction and other features. Using cutaways in artist impressions, can educate and give deeper information about a building. More Cutaways

Architectural cutaway illustration of a building showing internal views Cross section illustration showing a building cutaway revealing inside
Architectural map in watercolour. Cartography showing a closer view of St James' Park plan


Architectural maps come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Take a look at the Maps page for more examples of illustration map commissions.
See more Maps here.


Customer & Illustrator – Frequently Asked Questions

It’s best to contact Adrian with a clear idea what you want, but if you’re not sure, that’s no problem. You can have an informal chat about what you want to do. This is normally the best method. Call Adrian

Delivery is typically within 2 weeks. Although the delivery depends on many factors, like amount of work involved. The speed in which reference or answers to questions from the customer can also impact progress. In other cases, some commissions are completed in a matter of a few days. It all depends on the volume of work, and schedule. I suggest asking during the briefing. 

In 33 years freelancing, I’ve never had a job go bad. But I do have a process in place to help protect the customer and myself. It’s a simple process. The illustration is produce over multiple steps, to avoid confusion or going off track. My customers like it, because it involves them, giving input. That way we avoid misunderstanding things, and if so, it’s corrected at that stage.
I always encourage my customers to honestly give feedback when the illustration is delivered to make sure they’re happy with it. And if there’s anything (it happens), then it’s rectified.
Read my reviews to see how commissions go. Reviews

Typically, the copyright belongs to the original artist, but the exclusive usage belongs to the commissioning customer. This is standard international copyright law. And means that nobody without consent from the original artist and commissioner can legally use part of or wholly the art in question. Copyright Law

The best method to start with is a telephone conversation. This will cover many questions, and help guide the best options available. This will speed things up a lot, and answer any concerns you might have. Call Adrian 01332517544

Budgets are helpful, but not necessary. Sometimes people will put in a low budget, thinking it will get a good price for the illustration. The fact is, it will only limit the volume of work done for the commission.
Try to be realistic about commissioning a bespoke illustration from a professional illustrator.
I don’t overcharge my customers, because they’ll go somewhere else next time.

It’s good business to be honest and work together as a team to get the best results. Simples !
Often an illustrator will need reference to produce illustrations. Depending on the subject, the commissioning customer might have private information or technical data/plans or items that would be extremely helpful for producing the illustration.
So please collect reference suitable for the commission.
During the illustration process, it’s important that there’s communication between the illustrator and one other, who’s the point of contact regarding the illustration commission. This is often the person who contacts the illustrator originally. But sometimes it’s a team of people.
In that case one person should be appointed the main contact. This will avoid conflicting feedback, and keep a clear channel for communication.

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Illustrations are produced using the following software brands: AdobeAppleProcreateSketchUp