Charcoal rendering


I’m having troubles with the plan.
My elevation turned out great with your help but the plan… not so much.!


I dont think you’re as far off as you think. Just pump up the text a bit more. See below. I added texture to background and popped the shadows more as they were getting lost.


There are some awesome techniques on display here.

But if you want a quick (and a bit simpler) method that doesn t involve photoshop layers and filters, try Fotosketcher.
Use it in combination with SketchUp’s style builder and you might find it a quick way to acheive that look at the click of a button (ok, 2 clicks).