Digital photo-realistic images can be time consuming, expensive and potentially inflexible. In circumstances where these costs or degree of accuracy are not appropriate, a hand-drawn approach can provide a fast, economic and more sympathetic method of representing a building or building group in context. In circumstances where the design is still in development, and the detail yet to be defined within the proposal, the hand-drawn perspective can create the impression of the final proposal without any loss in quality to the viewer.
The perspectives are most frequently used for marketing , support for planning submissions, press releases or to illustrate public consultations. They have also been produced for fundraising processes in the past, and as records of the final project.