Kristen Hansen Marker Illustrator

remodel-floor-planHere is wonderful floor plan rendering by Kristen Hansen. She is a freelance architectural illustrator who specializes in line drawings and hand renderings. Check out her website, .  Here is a quote from Kristen about the importance of hand rendering, “In the midst of cold digital representations of the built environment, there is an alternative, friendlier way to present to clients. Hand drawing and rendering captures the warmth and character of a building’s exterior and interior. And sometimes, artwork by hand can offer a faster turn around time than tedious computerized 2D and 3D modeling.”


Here are two more images from Kristen’s web site.  The interior marker rendering above successfully shows realistic patterns.  This a great visual for my marker rendering students to view.  She also is successful at using a variety of values and patterns in her line drawings.   I am interested to see how in the exterior residence found below, she adds darker values to emphasis the negative areas in between the rocks.


8 responses to “Kristen Hansen Marker Illustrator

  1. Guelmary Mendez

    I like the colors of the second image.

  2. Jacqueline Liberio

    I love her work! Her style is realistic and clean. I am looking forward to learning about how to use these materials to better convey the tone of a design.

    • I think it is great to see other work that is inspiring. This evening we will be practicing with our markers in class. Yea!

  3. Her work is very clean, subtle, yet very effective. I especially like the second drawing and her use of mainly black, gray, and white. And then she adds just enough yellow, brown, beige and red. Great drawing!

    • Good to have images like this while you are doing your own rendering. I think good ideas can come from this. Prof. Stephanie

  4. Lindsey Carter

    Wow! Kristen Hansen is exceptional at expressing surfaces! The table top, the fireplace, and the flooring of the second drawing particularly stand out. There is so much subtle details that create such a sense of reality in her renderings. I also especially appreciate her use of shade and shadows. So well done.

    • Good observations. I find it very helpful to view renderings by other artists to get ideas for my own work. The visual part of my brain will register these images and this will improve my own work. Prof. Stephanie

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