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06-22-2015, 04:31 AM
Not wishing to flood the forum with my work, here's my favourite from my A59 Project, which includes many urban scenes from a journey along the A59 trunk road from Liverpool to York. I did 50 at one a day from photographs and Street View images.
Lime Street Station, Liverpool.
Here's a link to the project (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1344789) in the Watercolor Studio.
06-22-2015, 11:28 AM
Wow! Thats fantastic....very nice.
06-22-2015, 11:35 AM
Thanks, I did them in bright colours "comic book" style.
06-22-2015, 10:09 PM
Wonderful! So evocative ... I was on those steps a few years ago en route to the John Moores exhibition, and have been through Lime St station on many other occasions as well. Off topic, there were a number of people dressed up in strange historical costumes walking through the streets that day, I never did find out why! :)
The bright colors really work well.
07-08-2015, 11:52 AM
Thanks Jon, one of my more successful projects.
Doug: as a lover of line this is right up my alley. Love it.
Whew, Patience is a virtue eh laddie?
The painterly clouds are a perfect backdrop.
07-08-2015, 05:30 PM
What an interesting project, Doug! And the drawing/painting is fabulous. As someone who has done architectural renderings, I'm really impressed with your line drawings. How did you do them? Did you project/measure/trace from a photo or do you just have an amazing eye for proportion? Either way, they're lovely.
07-08-2015, 05:46 PM
Thanks Annie, i draw a pencil framework including perspective lines then draw the pen lines over that adding detail. I then apply watercolours.
07-09-2015, 01:19 PM
Doug, that is so you and so good. BTW I'm still not using a ruler.
Hope you OK mate.
07-09-2015, 01:21 PM
Hi Derek, I find a ruller very useful for drawing straight lines :)
07-09-2015, 01:54 PM
I spent nigh on 40 years working with rulers and set squares so I find it hard to give them up. That said I do lots of freehand sketching (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=499583) on holidays with pencil, pen and wash.
Doug: went to check the rest of these beauties. It is so refreshing to see that nice linework. Sometimes the "painterly police" get to me, when they worry so about edges and looseness (which I really appreciate). Nice stuff my friend.
I always have my ruler, protractor, and triangle to the ready when tackling architecture.
07-13-2015, 07:06 AM
Had to come see this!:)
Lovely - I like the precision here, suits the subject.
Now look at the rest of the project - I love that road!:)
07-13-2015, 07:54 PM
Great detail and clean lines. Nice!!
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