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Joseph Calabrese Architectural Illustration

Architectural Renderings

For Preliminary or Final Design Presentation:

With over 15 years of experience and an extensive background in design and architectural illustration, I assist in the effective visualization and promotion of a project at any stage of development.

Technique and Style:

The Portfolio page exhibits samples of both my mixed media and the hand painted watercolor style.

Each style depicts the architectural illustration with a different character. The watercolor style is a looser hand painted technique. The mixed media style is a more realistic interpretation of the design.

Artwork is rendered on archival quality watercolor paper or museum quality illustration board.

Artistic and Professional

As an architectural illustrator my objective is to beautifully characterize your design with the artistic quality of fine art illustration.

Perspective and Layout:

Working from your concept sketches, 2D drawings, or CADD files, a selection of various perspective layouts will be submitted for your review. These preliminaries are completed in only a few days and will help to determine the viewing angle (station point) and format of the architectural renderings.

Element Composition:

After careful consideration of the design and the site, I will loosely sketch out a study to determine shade, shadow and lighting composition. Entourage, people, and cars are blocked in for position and scale.

Color Palette and Direction:

Through the use of hue, saturation and value I will create a point of focus that will guide the viewer into the design. A color palette will be created to emphasize material design selections.


From preliminary perspective layout, to the finishing touches on your artwork, you will receive progress images every few days. Colors, materials, and design details are rendered to your complete satisfaction.


Final architectural renderings can be delivered professionally framed and matted.

Project identification plaques or a design firm title can be added to the image or to the framing.

A high-resolution scan of the final architectural illustration will be provided at no extra cost.