Photoshop rendering of my summer model...

During the University of Tennessee's College of Architecture and Design summer session we work at the Knoxville Museum of Art for our final project. It was a four week project which was literally all over the place, in terms of conceptual versus realistic design. Recently I dug into the depths of my back room and finally photographed my model.

My main concept was to create a variety of space which allow for the user to gain a different experience. The ground level of the building was raised up and sunken in. I wanted the building to have a feeling that it was floating and that the outside transitioned directly into the inside. Also, I wanted to divided the two sides of the building with a main atrium that reached from the floor to the ceiling. On the front of the building you will see a glass walkway which traverses from one courtyard to the other.

Anyway, I thought I would take my best photo and try to render over it. I had a friend do this briefly with one of his models and though it a great idea. So, I gave it a try. The model picture is completely untouched. The rendered one obviously is.

Thanks for any comments or critiques. I really want to learn what works and what doesn't so share your thoughts.