Clouds over Downtown LA

I’ve drawn this view before but not in this way.  I tried to create layers that could bring the trees closer and push the buildings of the skyline further back into the distance.  I could draw buildings and clouds and trees forever.  I’ve started listening to the Talking Heads while I draw.  They sing about buildings a lot.  They get it.

I may have messed with saturation/contrast/lightness too much.  I like how the colors pop, though:

downtown sunset view 16x20 for web

The drawing below shows the process, though I created it once I had finished:

downtown sunset view 16x20 for web lines process

Most of the line drawing:

downtown sunset view 16x20 for web lines

Photo 1:

downtown sunset view 16x20 for web photo 2

Photo 2:

downtown sunset view 16x20 for webphoto 1

6 thoughts on “Clouds over Downtown LA

  1. californians have a special relationship with clouds (if they like them), since they have so many cloudless days. Your clouds are great

  2. I love your artwork and how you show the process. Thanks so much for your follow, I look forward to your posts!

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