|The Process||Steps to produce a watercolor rendering|
PROPOSAL FOR RENDERING SERVICES
A proposal is submitted after a review of the design drawings. It describes in detail, 1) SERVICE to be provided, info that the Designer should provide to the renderer, and progress reviews; 2) SCHEDULE, with start and finish dates, and progress review dates; & 3) COMPENSATION & RETAINER, with the cost of each rendering, sales tax, reimburseables, and retainer amount.
CAD PERSPECTIVE WIREFRAME
The perspective is first blocked-out on computer, and several view angles are submitted for the Designer to choose from. If the design is in progress, the Designer can sketch additional details or instructions on the wireframe.
A rough overlay is submitted, to determine the location and transparency of landscape features. People & autos can be included on this overlay if desired. The Designer can sketch revisions or instructions on the overlay.
FINAL LINE DRAWING
The perspective, with all details, is traced onto watercolor paper. This pencil line drawing is submitted to the Designer for review. Design revisions can be made to the drawing if requested. The drawing is dry-mounted onto rigid 'gatorboard' for watercoloring.
The line drawing is watercolored in the studio. A 'color palette' can be submitted for approval of colors, if requested. If there are pictorial issues the Designer wants to consider, such as time-of-day, colors schemes, etc., a rough color study or vignette can be submitted.
The rendering is typically delivered by the renderer, if located in the NYC metro area. Touch-ups or modifications can be made at the Designer's office if requested. If the rendering is delivered by FedEx, due to location, arrangements can be made for touch-ups or modifications.