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Really nice start, Doug!
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No, just ink and watercolour Les, all at 1/8 sheet which is 11x7˝ inches.

I have bitten the bullet and started sketching the Liver Building



This will be my next one.

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What a great project Doug......and looking great so far....that last image is terrifying ...... but I suspect you'll nail it!
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Interesting the way you are going cross the country like that , never thought of doing it that way . Looking good though .

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You are a courageous man, Doug.
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OK these windows are going to take a while, here's a progress shot of the Liver Building. 1/8 sheet 200lb Saunders Waterford Rough.



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I really like your illustrative style in these paintings, Doug. I hope you are able to bring them to the Ontario Meet so we can enjoy them in person.

Are the gargoyles topping the Liver Building kinda big?
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Yes Char they are enormous close up, at 18 feet tall and the clock faces are 25 feet in diameter. The building is 300 feet high.

I have been to the top of the tower.

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No.3 Royal Liver Building, Pierhead, Liverpool

An iconic building which welcomes all sailors to Liverpool. The horseman is King Edward VII.

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The Royal Liver Building is a Grade I listed building located in Liverpool, England. It is sited at the Pier Head and along with the neighbouring Cunard Building and Port of Liverpool Building is one of Liverpool's Three Graces, which line the city's waterfront. It is also part of Liverpool's UNESCO designated World Heritage Maritime Mercantile City.

Opened in 1911, the building is the purpose-built home of the Royal Liver Assurance group, which had been set up in the city in 1850 to provide locals with assistance related to losing a wage-earning relative. One of the first buildings in the world to be built using reinforced concrete, the Royal Liver Building stands at 90 m (300 ft) tall. It was the tallest storied building in Europe from completion until 1934 and the tallest in the United Kingdom until 1961. The Royal Liver Building is now however only the joint-fourth tallest structure in the City of Liverpool, having been overtaken in height by West Tower, Radio City Tower and Liverpool Cathedral.

Today the Royal Liver Building is one of the most recognisable landmarks in the city of Liverpool and is home to two fabled Liver Birds that watch over the city and the sea. Legend has it that were these two birds to fly away, then the city would cease to exist.

1/8 sheet - this was very difficult and tedious to draw and is full of errors



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Looks really good to me, Doug....and we don't know where your 'errors' are
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Wow Doug, that building looks VERY hard for me; but having your architectural background you did a fantastic job on this. It's a lovely building, that sky is WONDERFUL too and I like that you added the bus and figures.
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Yes one of my old standard skies Darla. Paint the clouds in pale raw sienna, then paint the blue sky leaving a white edge to the clouds and touching the wet RS occasionally. Then water down the sky colour and paint in the cloud shadows and distant sky over top of the RS. Makes an effective sky.

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I think it looks great Doug . Are you going to do anything with the blank buildings?

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No Les, I'll leave them blank. The one on the right is the Cunard Building another one of the Three Graces at Liverpool Pier Head. I included them to preserve the horizontal format.

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Very well done, Doug. I love how you did the sky. A technique I'll have to try.
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