Long overdue: Here’s what’s new from Cape Horn Illustration!

Posted on December 20, 2013 by Phil Thompson | 0 comments

Blogs can be funny. Look away for an instant and they get stale. It’s like bagels in the fridge. They demand to be attended to.

The past three months has brought a good number of home and building portraits, and the production of a few new prints.

I would love to feature some of those portraits as a regular part of this blog, and highlight some of the distinctive characteristics of the homes and buildings. A samples of some the homes I’ve worked on:

– Chicago two-flats, including one with landmark status that’s about 120 years old
– Neo-classical estate from old Charleston, South Carolina.
– Chicago A-Frame cottage-style homes
– And more…

As a fan of architecture and design, drawing these in pen and ink gives me the opportunity to familiarize myself with every decision that a designer or builder made decades ago. Architecture in Chicago is especially interesting, featuring well-wrought ornamentation in terra cotta and stain glass.

So look for more work here on the blog and do get in touch with my at capehorn.illustration (at) gmail (dot) com to let me know if there’s anything you’d like to see!


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