I recently had the chance to help one of my clients and good friends develop the concept for their new home office.

00_initial_sketches

It all started with some basic sketches from my buddy Chris.

 

01_rough_sketch

I took his notes and started sketching the basic layout to give myself an idea of how it would all fit together.

model_01_sketchup

Once I had the basics down I decided to move it into SketchUp for better accuracy.

model_02_pencils

Once I was happy with the model and had approval from Chris I exported an image and started in on the final artwork.

model_04_inks

Aside from the first sketch this project was 100% digital so editing and adding in elements or tweaking things was very easy to do.

 

model_06_flats

Once the lineart was complete it was time to throw down the base color flats.

model_07_renders

Now the fun part starts. Rendering colors is tied with inking for my favorite step of the process.

model_08_FX

Once all the renders are complete I like to go in and add what’s my friends have dubbed “The Warlick Glow”. Evidently I just love atmospheric effects. I think they can add a lot to a piece.

model_09_notes

With the artwork done I saved out a version and made a giclee print to send to my buddy. I then went back and added in his annotations so the builder would know exactly what he wanted and where.

Fast forward a couple weeks and (unbeknownst to me) the real-life office has been finished out and ready for use, and I unexpectedly get these  photo in my chat window.

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I love watching things come to life like this, and having something you designed come into the real world is a thrill I’ll never get tired of.

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