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« on: May 28, 2009 05:14:08 AM »

This was a Christmas present for my parents that I just finished a couple of weeks ago. My husband and I moved the week before Christmas, so this got put on the back burner. The four of us went to Italy last May (I was there exactly one year ago today. Sigh!) and I took this picture on the way back to our apartment from dinner one night. This is actually the second time I've sketched it, and I'll probably do it a third time as well. This one is far better than my first, but I'm still not happy with it. All the crazy angles messed with my head! C&C welcome.

The drawing itself. Sorry for the cruddy picture. I photographed it, and it is only a slightly better image than if I had used my scanner. I wish the colors were more accurate.

The original photo. This the Duomo in Florence, by the way.

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« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2009 05:54:24 AM »

I really love it, and the photograph is beautiful, so colorful!

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« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2009 07:49:34 AM »

It's a beautiful likeness of the photo.  I like how you lightened it up a bit.  All of your angles look really good, and I also like how it's not perfectly straight.  Lovely work.

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« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2010 04:33:23 AM »

I love it! The drawing has a slightly different character to the photo, which is great, but the angles and lines are perfect I think.
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« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2010 02:10:09 PM »

I think that you did a really good job with the proportions. The drawing would be even better with some more values (shades of color) Smiley The perspective is awesome.


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« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2010 04:38:49 AM »

I think that you did a really good job with the proportions. The drawing would be even better with some more values (shades of color) Smiley The perspective is awesome.
Yeah, darker towards the front of the image, and more shadows and midtones in the building at the back would help bring out the depth.

I'm still loving the angle - did you take it from the ground/just above the ground?
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2010 09:22:13 AM »

Nice work!

I was there last year. What a beautiful work of architecture!

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