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Saint Paul Cathedral, Vigan, Ilocos Sur by janeilarlegui Saint Paul Cathedral, Vigan, Ilocos Sur :iconjaneilarlegui:janeilarlegui 0 0 Vigan 20161220 by janeilarlegui Vigan 20161220 :iconjaneilarlegui:janeilarlegui 4 0 In the Shadows by janeilarlegui In the Shadows :iconjaneilarlegui:janeilarlegui 2 0 UST Main Building by Janeil Arlegui 20140410 600dp by janeilarlegui UST Main Building by Janeil Arlegui 20140410 600dp :iconjaneilarlegui:janeilarlegui 3 0 Vigan 20121118B by janeilarlegui Vigan 20121118B :iconjaneilarlegui:janeilarlegui 3 1 Vigan 20121118A by janeilarlegui Vigan 20121118A :iconjaneilarlegui:janeilarlegui 2 0 San Sebastian Church, Manila by janeilarlegui San Sebastian Church, Manila :iconjaneilarlegui:janeilarlegui 4 0 Met Theatre Sketch 20140411 by janeilarlegui Met Theatre Sketch 20140411 :iconjaneilarlegui:janeilarlegui 2 0 Manila City Hall by janeilarlegui Manila City Hall :iconjaneilarlegui:janeilarlegui 2 0 Harbour Square, Manila by janeilarlegui Harbour Square, Manila :iconjaneilarlegui:janeilarlegui 2 1 My Wife Expecting by janeilarlegui My Wife Expecting :iconjaneilarlegui:janeilarlegui 1 0 Ayala Museum Sketch Walk 20140322 by janeilarlegui Ayala Museum Sketch Walk 20140322 :iconjaneilarlegui:janeilarlegui 0 0 A Future City of  Manila where the Met Theatre Exi by janeilarlegui A Future City of Manila where the Met Theatre Exi :iconjaneilarlegui:janeilarlegui 1 0 Future Manila Schematic 2 by janeilarlegui Future Manila Schematic 2 :iconjaneilarlegui:janeilarlegui 0 0 Future Manila Schematic 1 by janeilarlegui Future Manila Schematic 1 :iconjaneilarlegui:janeilarlegui 0 0 Arya Stark by janeilarlegui Arya Stark :iconjaneilarlegui:janeilarlegui 3 0
These are products of play.


Ali Michael by agnes-cecile Ali Michael :iconagnes-cecile:agnes-cecile 2,697 58 don't worry about it, you're a flower by agnes-cecile don't worry about it, you're a flower :iconagnes-cecile:agnes-cecile 2,269 46 Falling Flowers by Carnegriff Falling Flowers :iconcarnegriff:Carnegriff 258 31 looking for you in my own color wave by agnes-cecile looking for you in my own color wave :iconagnes-cecile:agnes-cecile 1,026 21 The Avengers: Iron Man by c44zi The Avengers: Iron Man :iconc44zi:c44zi 241 38 Tony Stark by JemLeigh Tony Stark :iconjemleigh:JemLeigh 678 126 Iron Man by Chrisbakerart Iron Man :iconchrisbakerart:Chrisbakerart 603 127 Arya Stark - Game of Thrones by HeroforPain Arya Stark - Game of Thrones :iconheroforpain:HeroforPain 649 69 Arya Stark of Winterfell by DavidDeb Arya Stark of Winterfell :icondaviddeb:DavidDeb 3,450 320 REDEMPTION - by DanLuVisiArt REDEMPTION - :icondanluvisiart:DanLuVisiArt 3,636 199 Wysoka Laka by GreeGW Wysoka Laka :icongreegw:GreeGW 423 24 Stephansdom by micorl Stephansdom :iconmicorl:micorl 1,422 60 Valldemossa by micorl Valldemossa :iconmicorl:micorl 946 65 Wieskirche by micorl Wieskirche :iconmicorl:micorl 14,493 713 Widow by alicexz Widow :iconalicexz:alicexz 7,664 260 budapeszt by takmaj budapeszt :icontakmaj:takmaj 346 19
The scene was quite odd. An apartment development advertisement in the newspapers shows a woman's image superimposed in the foreground of a room with its balcony beyond showing a replicated tower of an ancient city from Europe. The woman's eye level is positioned in such a way that she looks taller than a man. The horizon line beyond the balcony was missing replaced by the tower suggesting that it is somehow slanting away from the viewer. All three layers of perspective - foreground, middle ground and background, have different vanishing point positions, or three different horizon line levels, which suggests the illustrator or the persons producing the image is not aware of this visual cues for a realistic sense. The architecture and significance of style of the project is also questionable, however that's another issue all together.

A drawing is a lie of some sorts. We create these lies in order to tell some truths about something. It leaves you a direct interpretation of something that the illustrator is trying to say. Le Corbusier said, "I prefer drawing to talking. Drawing is faster, and leaves less room for lies". The viewer fails to see the truth if an incomplete picture is intentional created for deception for dubious gains. When the illustration comes close to the truth and skillfully done, it becomes not only a visual art piece, it transports you to see a realm of a utopian city, where people dream, work, and play. It is a vision every city strives for and yet without realizing these ideals, citizens fail to see the beauty of a city. Perhaps designers should be more aware of such matters as the custodians of the ideal and the medium of visuals are the most effective in conveying them. Therefore the designers' level of image making or visionary illustration should be that of the highest form possible.

Digital images are getting easier to record or create. Still, we need to remember that the principles of the old arts like the golden rule, sense of perspectives still apply in creating images. We cannot leave to the less sensitive illustrators the responsibility of creating visions of our environments. Architectural illustration has the higher purpose of showing us the emotional truths of our built world.

Architecture after all is a forced art whereby it people have to look and live with it everyday. The art of illustrating architecture is a way to check its balance relating to what we know about our built environment. A skillful artist who understands such principles of reality is able to relate it in any sort of medium from the humble pencil on paper to highly realistic digitally produced images with a computer.

Regardless of any medium, we need to keep in mind also that illustration have 2 basic aspects of information – motive (function) and quality (art). This is very similar to architecture except that the strength aspect is not present. Purity of motive and quality of picture – the highest ideals of any visual art work, should be present in order to have balance in presenting architecture. One without the other creates a meaningless piece and cannot transcribe into an art. It would be mere technique or weak in conveying the true intention of a project. If the piece lacks both aspects, the result would be entirely pointless.

The distorted image I first mentioned tells us something. Despite our technological and logistical arsenal, a well trained eye is still key in making great pictures of architectural illustrations. Shortcutting the marketing material even at this stage of the project greatly reflects the integrity that comes along with the entirety of the development. It can indeed also mislead people into false perceptions of the market. A segmented picture like it can usually succeed to fool us in believing to be a sound project.

I think it's high time that visual illustrators of architecture should educate themselves much better in order know the highest ideals of the architect's professional responsibility. It's more than images. Quality of lives are at stake. We should know better. All the time.


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Janeil Arlegui
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I pride myself as an illustrator more than an artist. There is a difference. An artist may not be an illustrator. An illustrator is already an artist. An illustrator's product is functional and elaborate. An artist's product may be conceptual and gesture directed.

Current Residence: Makati City, Philippines
Favourite style of art: Transparent Watercolor
Mobile Device: Samsung Galaxy Note II


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bluebombermegaman Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
Hey Sir! Can't wait for the warm and fuzzy parts. You'll warm up to me someday sir! :D :D
adrarl Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
I only saw this today lol! Proud to be your brother!
magicalmika Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi siiiiiiir. 8D
Your watercolor skills are amazing. QwQ
liszabeth Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
I really like your watercolour nightscenes! Coolio!! :)
janeilarlegui Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you.
TamTamZ Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
sr may I ask. from what university did you graduate? and are you a member of HCS(Heritage Conservation Society)?
janeilarlegui Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
UST. Not an HCS member
TamTamZ Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I'm currently in my 2nd year.
My high school friend told me that you were his professor in a color rendering subject last term.

Oh I hope that you were my prof in VT2(Visual Technique), instructors in UST are too old and they do not teach subjects as this, which is an essential skill to be learned for the field of architecture. They always give plates every meeting, and I work slowly with watercolor. I just discovered your works and these became inspirations in working with my plates.
I saw your tutorials in multiply and they are also great help for me.
TamTamZ Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
oh thank you!
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