Illustrating Housing for Fun and Profile

Montage of houses from across Canada for CREA
Montage of houses from across Canada for CREA website 2015-17

On the 2015-17 marketing site for The Canadian Real Estate, was my montage of various houses from across Canada.

It was an interesting exercise. Besides the vectored houses and buildings, I even pushed the trees into vector, then back to Photoshop to crisp the edges and colours. The trees reflecting in the windows added to the realism.The diminishing colour contrast gives the depth.

I was hoping I could work on the next version for the next update, with a little more time for composition. It was a mad rush to get this one done. However, life got in the way and I had to move on from CREA.

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The Real Estate of Things Illustrated

blue house

I worked for The Canadian Real Estate Association doing web and sometimes I get to do my illustrator thing.

Mostly Illustrator vectoring buildings the with some Photoshop to fade and blend, I work the pieces into shape and then into place. The maps were all redrawn in vector to allow for easy perspective adjustments as smart objects in Photoshop assembly. This one is no longer used, but was on the footer of the site for a couple of years, 2015-17. It repeated along the bottom edge to allow for larger screens. It was dropped with the new 6.0 version of, but had over 2 years of exposure.


It was re-purposed for a blog on the NEWS2Me newsletter, entitled “Let it Shine”, with glowing pushpins.