Charles Ott Pen & Ink Architectural IllustrationMy name is Charles R. Ott, Jr. and I am a traditional pen & ink architectural illustrator from near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. My website, www.steelcityartist.com features very detailed hand-drawn illustrations of prominent architectural landmarks including commercial/residential buildings, colleges/universities, stadiums, churches, steel industry and national landmarks. Since launching my website, I have received a lot of praise and accolades both nationally and internationally, which can be visited on my testimonial page.
The illustrations are available for sale as giclee digital prints which may be purchased through my architectural illustration website. However, if you are interested in the "original" illustrations, you can contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can make formal arrangements to have illustration(s) shipped accordingly. Each illustration includes a certificate of authenticity denoting its originality and each original is personally signed. The pen & ink illustrations make great gift ideas for Christmas, birthdays, college graduations, retirements, weddings or that sports enthusiast. I welcome the opportunity to service your requests for commissions of your home, business or favorite hometown landmark.
To the right of my biography are a few samples of the work which I produce. The illustrations are first drawn by hand in pencil and then in pen & ink with a series of finely tipped micron pens. My hallmark is my keen eye for detail and my God given ability to be able to look at a photograph and produce it to scale. While I have no formal architectural training, I am very passionate about the work I create. My focus continues to be creating architectural illustrations of both Pittsburgh & national landmarks from different parts of the country, so that people can join in and celebrate and be proud of where they come from. I will soon be releasing my latest illustration in July, 2009, "Launching of the Space Shuttle". This illustration was created to honor and memorialize the NASA astronauts who have lost their lives in pursuit of space exploration, from Apollo I to the Columbia tragedy.