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04-25-2015, 08:14 AM
Hi This is done in black acrylic ink w/ wash on canvas and is 8x11. No white was needed. A pen knife was used to scratch out a lot of details. It was from a photo taken in the metropolis of Frankford, De (USA) Comments/crits welcome. Thanks for looking!

04-26-2015, 11:13 AM
Hi Chris! This is really an amazing piece. The underlying drawing is excellent, but the thing I find most amazing is that the details were scratched out with a penknife. I can't even imagine how difficult that must have been. Seems that you haven't stopped experimenting with materials and techniques - good for you! I like the range of values here too - it seems spot on. I hope you'll have more to show us in the future here in Cityscapes!

04-26-2015, 07:06 PM
The tank cars look really great - nice detail work. I like the grayscale effect, but would also like to see this scene in "living color"!

04-26-2015, 09:08 PM
Chris: love the black and white. I can feel the gritty steel of that train car. Wonderful mood.

05-02-2015, 12:12 AM
This works so well with the limited palette.

05-04-2015, 11:21 AM
This is lovely, the contrast on the trailer gives a good chrome effect and a very atmospheric, industrial dirty feel

05-06-2015, 12:34 PM
B&W really helps set the mood. Good work!