An architectural illustrator is an artist who creates imagery for the design professional that accurately portray the details of an architectural project. These images are used to communicate design ideas to clients, owners, committees, customers, and the general public.
Architectural illustrators are hired to put complex concepts or objects into reality. The artist uses artwork to turn small details into visual renderings. This field is based on the plan, design, and construction of numerous structures. The illustrations they create are typically two-dimensional and may include images or animations. They may be very realistic although they are not restricted to this type. Non-realistic photos are sometimes applied as well. These architectural models are often used during presentations, fundraising events, sales pitches, and meetings regarding permits.
Only a special software can be used to create final versions of this architectural art.
Architectural Illustrator Associations
- The American Society of Architectural Illustrators (ASAI)
- New York Society of Renderers
- The Society of Architectural Illustration (SAI)
- "The Facts about an Architectural Illustrator". ArticleTree. Retrieved 7 February 2013.
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