Flamingo Gardens Map 2014

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Flamingo Gardens map

Just an update that I recently made some revisions to the Flamingo Gardens illustrated map I created back in 2010. The biggest changes are a much greater emphasis on the big cluster fig tree that serves as a great landmark to visitors and some color changes to paths to more clearly differentiate secondary paths.

You can see the time lapse of the original map creation below and if you would like information about visiting the gardens be sure to visit their website at flamingogardens.org

Architectural Renderings

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interior architectural rendering

interior architectural rendering

I’d like to share some renderings I recently created for the proposal for a new restaurant. I want to point out right away that although I did build most of the model I did use some stock models for details and the paintings hanging on the wall are by the late, great illustrator Howard Pyle.

The originally supplied plans were by no means insufficient, but humble nonetheless. The diagrams provided very few measurements and although there was some style reference, there were still a lot of blanks to fill in. Photos of the interior of the building as it exists now provided little actionable information. Everywhere there was a gap in information I did my best to turn it into an opportunity to do something more than expected.

The end result was five images of the exterior and four images of the interior with one each showing a pretty straight forward overhead view and a few getting closer to photo realism. The potential developer of this property should have no difficulty visualizing his business at this location now.

If you need some architectural renderings please contact me. As you can see I can work from blueprints and diagrams as well.

interior architectural rendering

exterior architectural rendering

interior architectural rendering

interior architectural rendering

exterior architectural rendering

exterior architectural rendering

exterior architectural rendering

Panama International Boat Show Map

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Panama International Boat Show Map

This map is the first boat show map I have illustrated for a show outside the United States! The show is in Panama City, Republic of Panama on Isla Flamenco.

I hope you like the map and find it helpful if you attend. It’s going to be a great show. They have a beautiful venue. For obvious practical purposes the map focuses on the show, but just out of view are two beautiful islands that the marina is nestled between. It is very near the mouth of the Panama Canal and downtown Panama City.

Isla Flamenco and Isla Perico

Another angle showing Isla Flamenco and Isla Perico

CD Case Illustration

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CD Case Illustration

Things went so well with the cover for The Brainstorm Trust’s new album, Harmonic Motion that they have asked me to return and create a special illustration for the back of the CD case.

CD back illustration
CD illustrations
CD illustrations

This project really blurs the lines between illustration and map design, since this map design is an illustration only and no such place exists. The musicians had the very creative idea to follow through on the album concept of an immersive experience that conjures thoughts and feelings of a visit to a theme park by making an image that looks like the visitor’s map to the park. The tracks of the album directly correspond to the attractions at the park, so the map key becomes a directory to both the tracks and the park. I don’t recall having seen such well thought out integration of visual artwork on a disk before. Even the great album covers we all love usually serve only as decoration.

When The Brainstorm Trust originally contacted me this concept was to be the cover and I created one mockup that resembles the layout you see here. A change was made in the direction of the cover, but the idea was too good to let go of.

I wish Noah and Ian great success in this grand endeavor. It’s very exciting for me to be a small part of it.

CD back illustration
Illustration without design

Be sure and check out the latest information on The Brainstorm Trust’s website and check out the following tracks.