View Full Version : WDE Mar 15 - Rooftops + Harry's Trophy

03-16-2019, 06:30 PM
finally got one done on time! :clear:

even though this is architecture, i tried to keep it loose. ink and watercolor on ATC size (2.5 x 3.5 inches) Arches 140lb hot press w/c paper. Drawing was about 2 hours... paint about 20 minutes.

big one...


small one ... (Actual size on 96ppi monitors)


and here is a little fun at Harry's expense. Sorry Harry! :lol:

20 minute pencil sketch.


03-16-2019, 07:43 PM
wonderfully done Mike !! love the happy Harry too !

03-16-2019, 07:53 PM
Ha! Love the cartoon! Spot on. I'd like to see your take on the sheriff...
Really like the Stamford rooftops. The pale local limestone of the houses along with their balanced Georgian lines gives the whole town a light airy feel. You have caught that beautifully with this subtle watercolour. Thanks for joining in.

03-16-2019, 08:49 PM
the moral of the story is 'be careful what you wish for' Harry. another 15 minutes to add the sheriff.


03-16-2019, 09:14 PM
Harry and the Sherrif are so much happy fun. The rooftops are really lovely with those soft, pastel colors. Bravo on all those roof angles! Well done.


03-16-2019, 09:59 PM
Yay roofs. Yay triumphant trophy!!

03-16-2019, 11:26 PM
Love them ! Well done

03-17-2019, 02:02 AM
The sheriff completes the picture perfectly! She is a robust and good humoured lady and your cartoon has captured that. And, of course the magnificent Hat of Office!

03-17-2019, 01:47 PM
Very nice work!

toowoomba sketcher
03-17-2019, 06:09 PM
Great work Mike, I like them both, love Harrys cheesy grin.

03-17-2019, 06:44 PM
Great fun on Harry and the Sheriff and wonderful roofs

03-17-2019, 07:47 PM
Oh I love these, I love these a lot!!! I like the crop of the buildings, puts us right there up and close. The Cartoons, well they are in a class of their own. LOVE IT. Have you ever considered being a Cartoonist in real life? you certainly have the knack for it.

03-18-2019, 08:34 PM
Nice ones Mike, especially the first one.


03-19-2019, 01:36 PM
Your architecture work is marvelous, Mike. Love the colors and the line work -- your loose effect is spot on!!!!! And I thought your two drawings of Harry are so cool, I laughed out loud!

03-20-2019, 02:49 AM
The buildings are so beautifully done and the Harry cartoons are such fun. Congratulations on being brave enough to accept the challenge.

Charlie's Mum
03-20-2019, 01:48 PM
Beautiful min/and large view of the rooftops - very nice drawing and colour - they 'fit' really well Mike ....... and I so love to see your cartoons!