View Full Version : louisville bridge rework Wip

06-20-2015, 01:45 PM
The KY state fair is coming up, and for the first time I'll be entering a couple pieces of
my own. One of them being a cityscape I did last year of Louisville, but I decided to draw
the piece again from scratch.. because why enter if I don't plan to win. This time I went
from 9x12 to a bigger 12x16 so when I had put in 2 hours of work and only had the sky
drawn I realized this would take more than one day, so I will be uploading a few more
through out the weekend. I will include the original drawing. Please I would also like a
critique since I plan on entering this into a contest.

Here is the WIP

And here is the original

water girl
06-20-2015, 02:16 PM
Keep going! Your color choices are a bit more interesting in the new piece. Good luck with the show!

06-20-2015, 05:25 PM
Thanks. Here's a little more work. Next I will work on the water and bridge.


06-20-2015, 09:46 PM
I like the colors in the second painting. I do however, feel the pitch is a little more severe in the second painting and I'm not sure if the left side of the bridge is too high. It may just be the photo of the painting, or it may be true to the angle you were viewing it from. Are you basing it on a picture? If so, perhaps post that also. Pam :wave:

07-08-2015, 11:03 AM
I haven't been on for a while due to working alot, and the 4th of July week I had to go to Georgia to visit family. But I had time these last 2 days to work on this again. I probably missed one point where I should've stopped and took a picture, but I got really focused. I need to work on the bottom left corner some more, then clean the rest up, and I think I will be done.


07-08-2015, 11:06 AM
Pam here is the reference.


07-09-2015, 06:18 PM
Almost done.


07-10-2015, 10:43 PM
Looks great. You did a great job on the bridge detail. Good luck with the show. I'm an UK alumni. Pam :wave:

pastel lover
07-11-2015, 12:29 AM
Very nice.


07-11-2015, 07:54 PM
Here is the final outcome.. not too happy about it but not torn up about it. Since I had to rush to make deadline, I can see mistakes and alot of unfinished parts. Next time I will plan more and manage my time better to get a desired result. C&C welcome.


Mike L
07-12-2015, 01:40 PM
I love bridges! I even submitted some photos of an old stone bridge to the reference photo section.

However, I'm the contrarian on this one. I prefer the near-monochromatic approach of the first attempt. Perhaps one more work that is pure monochromatic?