My Endless Endeavors (or what's on my digital drawing board)


#1

Hey guys. A little bit of unexpected and unplanned down time resulted in the thought that it might be fun to create a small classical bridge for a park or as a landscape feature. So, here’s my bridge. I know it’s not photo quality but my goal is to create renderings that still have a hand look to them. I hope you’all enjoy.

And thanks to a couple of folks who’s hard work I downloaded from the warehouse to aid in my design and images: the urns; the boulders; the trees; and some of the people.


#2

Like the balance of your bridge design.

The shadow figures are interesting - might be worth exploring bringing them closer to other shadows in the render (make all shadows a little darker and more neutral and slightly lighten the figure shadows).


#3

Thanks for the comment! I vacillated on whether to use shadow figures or not. But I do think your suggestion is on point and very well taken.


#4

If you have photoshop (or other layering program) this resource has some good tips on straight SU images into more refined sketches.


#5

The minutia of the bridge design, particularly the columns and handrail, is extraordinary. The underpass adds an interesting depth to the space.


#6

Hey y’all. I have worked with PhotoShop, InkSpace and Gimp for post production but I find it something of a challenge to attempt convincing renderings with only SketchUp and Layout. Plus maybe I’m just a little bit lazy too :slight_smile: . Anyway, here’s another take at the same view but with a stream instead of path. What do you’all think of this one?


#7

Thank you Forestr, I very much appreciate the compliment.


#8

Note too that Adobe Dimension can directly import SKP files, and you can then add a whole lot of different material attributes.


#9

I like how the stream adds functionality to the design. Now people can go on a walk and relax at a stream too!