a thousand words in a moment
Typically an artist impression is associated with something that doesn’t exist. Using an Artist to produce a visual idea to stimulate the viewer and communicate the idea.
This is often used in architecture to help translate the architects design into an image that people can see and appreciate.
Working along side the architect or customer, producing draft images with each step of the way. This method is very effective and ensures the customer is very happy with the finished illustration. See reviews
A street scene is typically a view showing the subject in its situation. Often including surrounding architecture and features like roads, pavements and typical street furniture.
This particular artist impression is produced in watercolour, with a little pencil work. Constructed in 2 point perspective.
Elevated views can suggest the layout and composition of the building. Although it’s not a typical view experienced when approaching the building, getting the right perspective will suggest both a layout and a view of the building. Software used SketchUp
Site plan in 3d
Helpful for some people who don’t like technical looking plans, and encourage engagement in a user friendly way
Civil engineering projects
Proposed engineering projects often need public engagement. This sort of illustration is very helpful for engineering development and planning.
A typical view to promote the sale of a house on a housing development.
This artist impression will normally accompany other house designs, their floor plans and site plans.
A street scene showing an existing building’s additional works.
This commission by HMRC, was to promote a new pest control system.
3d modelling benefits
Benefits of producing artist impressions in a 3d modelling is immense.
Multiple views are cost effective, and other options like lighting, and cost effective updates and changes.
If you’re looking for an artist impression, I would normally recommend a 3d model approach.
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
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 !
So please collect reference suitable for the commission.
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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