Entries in Featured Work (8)

Monday
Oct242011

HOW STUFF WORKS: CHOCOLATE, WHISKEY & GAMES

This is another recent project for Discovery Channel. The popular "How Stuff Works" series required a set of three illustrations for their volume 2 DVD packaging. Among the subjects covered this time around were chocolate, whiskey, and games; very different but interesting subjects to render in 3D. As a technical illustrator, I'm usually drawing hard-surfaced, mechanical subject matter, so the organic nature of the "Whiskey" and "Chocolate" images made them particularly fun and challenging to create. See the cover layout here.

Discovery 3D rendering

Wednesday
Feb162011

LIGHTHOUSE CUTAWAY ART

Lighthouses have a romantic, slightly haunting feeling about them. I took a tour of one as a kid and I remember peering upwards into the close spaces of the inner tower and feeling a little creeped out, imagining some poor guy ascending the steps on a dark, stormy night to illuminate the lantern.

They're fascinating historical icons nonetheless, and great subject matter for a technical illustrator. I wanted to depict one with its most interesting feature–the spiral staircase–exposed. I based this image on the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse in Florida, which I chose because of its relatively large size and the abundance of reference material available for it, including an original architectural drawing. The side perspective was chosen to provide a clear view of the staircase, and architectural details were kept to a minimum to focus attention on the interior. Let me know what you think! 

Sunday
Aug012010

NEW SYSTEM PROMISES MORE EFFICIENT ORDER FULFILLMENT

This is a recently completed illustration of an order fulfillment system in development for SI Systems. The mobile A-frame will offer a fast, flexible, cost-effective method of warehouse order-fulfillment and material handling. It was great working with Deb Di Gregorio and Denise Silva at Camarès, who made the project go really smoothly.

Mobile A-Frame technical illustration

Friday
Mar192010

OAKBROOKE CROSSING MARKETING MATERIALS

I recently completed this exterior building rendering for Oakbrooke Crossing, a new condominium development in Virginia. Working from client-supplied reference materials, I created each building to represent one of three custom styles, with unique brick, shingle, shutter, and vinyl siding colors.  It was a pleasure working with the art director, Shari Gann, who was really helpful. Other marketing materials I illustrated for this project included a site map and location map.

OakBrooke Crossing Architectural Rendering

Monday
Nov162009

FLOWMETER ILLUSTRATION

These images of a flowmeter were part of an installation and startup guide for CDI Meters. A flowmeter monitors the usage of compressed air and nitrogen. The purpose of the guide was to provide clear, step-by-step instructions for placement, mounting, powering, wiring, and milliamp scaling of the flowmeter.

Thanks to Roger Dennison for his concise explanations of the technology and his project needs, which really made the project a pleasure to work on.

Flowmeter technical illustration