Watercolor and Digital illustration

The Runway at Playa Vista.


We were recently commissioned by Johnson Fain Architects to produce a series of images for a project in Playa Vista, California called The Runway.  We had a very short time fame to produce five highly finished architectural illustrations that captured the spirit of this newly proposed retail and residential development by Lincoln Properties.

It was somewhat of a departure for us in that we elected to integrate both the architect’s line artwork and digital imagery into these paintings as not only a way to save time, but to more accurately articulate some of the intricate color treatments and graphics on the building elevations.

My wife and partner Carol was instrumental in bringing this about due to her ability to manipulate the photographic imagery in Photoshop with a variety of filters so that it matched the watercolor painting.  The goal was to make the digital images as “painterly” as possible to create a seamless image.

I am quite proud of her contribution and that fact that we managed to produce such vibrant and finished renderings in such a short span of time.

Watercolor and digital illustration

The Runway at Playa Vista