Neil Pearson has an exciting website showing his illustrations and renderings. He uses a line drawing to show the design elements of the space and adds value, color, shade and shadow with marker or watercolor to complete his image. This rendering shows the color proportion with a large percentage of white, a smaller percentage of a pastel shades of warm yellow, cool grey and brighter greens. He uses a even smaller percentage of pottery red and just a splash of blue. The small splash of blue hue add sparkle against the soft yellow and grey. The image is successful with this combination of color proportion.
In this busy mall rendering, the color palette is dynamic with brighter colors which portrays the feeling of the space. He creates color rhythm by repeating the people on the stairs and the three trees. This rhythm pattern assist our eye in moving through the image.
Here is a rendering of an interior space with a large proportion of a neutral hue creating a quiet calm feeling. The variety of brown tone values are used to define the space. A strong red hue is used for color emphasis. Interest and excitement is created in this space with a small proportion of bright red against the neutral brown hue.
I wanted to include a quote from his website, “Working closely with the client, architect or designer, Neil produces a wide range of watercolour or marker visuals for planning applications & marketing presentations.”
Pearson has a variety of subjects including cartoon illustrations. I also find that he is exceptional at finding interesting points of view for his subjects. Check out his website!