It feels good to be drawing for myself again. This one was no small feat. I wanted the line work to be small in order to emphasize the shapes, color, and light inside the lines. I did not plan on mirroring the image while I was working on it, but that effect is something I had wanted to do, so I figured I’d try it out. I like it. I’m also trying out a watermark instead of my signature at the bottom. Is it too distracting?
I’ll take you through the process.
*After posting a 30″x40″ image (though modified for web viewing), I realized that its size made it difficult for viewing. I created a 16″x20″ version of the same image.
*Here’s the final 30″x40″ image. It took me about 25 hours.
Here is the 20″x30″ image (without the mirrored effect). I used varying opacities to create the illusion of the fence. This is a weird parking lot because it rises above the street on this back side.
Without the foreground fence:
Little boxes (and other shapes):
I started with the little palm trees in the very distance. I ended with the big palm trees in the front.
I collaged many layers of clouds in order to emphasize the darks and lights in the sky.
Your interpretation of the sky is beautiful. Lovely use of line.
I am always very impressed when I come by for a visit!
“You know those blue sunsets that are like, DOUBLE blue sunsets?”