Composition and Character

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* * * Thank you for visiting Composition & Character! My name is Samuel Lima. I am an alumnus of Judson University's M.Arch program and the Master of Architectural Design and Urbanism program at the University of Notre Dame. I am passionate about excellence in the design of classical and traditional architecture and the creation of new places worthy of the care of future generations!


Future Watercolor

Sometimes it seems like a shame to do anything to a nice line drawing (even if it is transformed into a watercolor). For that reason I decided to post this one before I start painting! The drawing is of a house I designed last year. It is drafted on Arches 140lb cold pressed paper using a .3mm 2H pencil.


  1. Wonderful project!

    Would be great to see also plans and sections.

    It's great to see that in USA there are still clients who value classicism.

    Kind regards.


  2. Thanks Pablo!

    If I had time I would also paint the plans and sections, but it's finals week. Unfortunately this is not a project for an actual client (unless I consider myself as the client, in which case there are no funds for construction). I designed this house to become comfortable with American Neo-Palladian architecture.

    Nice to hear from you!