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Drawing Information

Drawing size: 40 x 30cm (16" x 12")
Medium: graphite pencil on paper
Year of Completion: 2010
Country: Ireland

House Illustration in Pencil

House Drawings in Graphite Pencil

This house illustration was commissioned by a client in Ireland in January 2010 as a birthday gift for her boyfriend. She provided me with two photographs of the cottage and I prepared two mock-ups for her to choose from. It was a medium size drawing on 40 x 30cm paper using graphite pencils ranging from HB to 6B. The drawing was mounted in a cream mount with backing board and posted ready for framing.

Graphite Pencil Cottage Drawing

Below is a scan of the final house drawing. To find out more about the commission process, or if you would like to discuss your portrait ideas, do not hesitate to contact me.

house illustration client photograph

Client Photograph

The client provided me with two photographs originally and chose to use a front elevation drawing. There was only a few adjustments made including removal of cables above the house. The background was kept white with some existing foliage and trees behind the house.

Drawing in Progress and Finished Drawing

Below is a progress photograph taken during the drawing process together with an image of the finished mounted drawing. The house illustration was mounted in a cream mount with backing board and carefully wrapped before posting. The drawing was sprayed with artist fixative for long lasting durability of the pencil and the client received it ready for framing.

house illustration drawing in progress photograph and finished drawing photograph