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dark archway by omagrandmother dark archway by omagrandmother
this is the finished version.

I can see some areas that I would do differently if I was to start this subject matter again. perhaps widen the doorway to include both sides of the interior arch. and a few small changes in the stone florr.

I like how the front brickwork is now that I took the vertical line away and just used negative shading to suggest that forward corner.

overall I'm happy with how this turned out.
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Sweetnut Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008
hmm i havent seen this before... i wonder y :D
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omagrandmother Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008
This has been here, an oldy but still one of my favourites. I learned a lot doing this one.
It"s old fashioned pencil and paper, and scanned. I didn't take any art classes or anything, just what I saw.
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Sweetnut Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008
ooo nice! its like professional work :D
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omagrandmother Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008
thanks for saying so, I've a ways to go to call it professional, but my drawing is coming along. slowly I don't do enough practice.
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Sweetnut Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008
its okay, tyt :)
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kelly60 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2007
Very nice, enjoyed all of your archway series.
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omagrandmother Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2007
this one is still in the works came to a stand still on it for awhile but aim to pick up after the new year on this one.
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Artist-A Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2007   Digital Artist
Excellent drawing :D
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omagrandmother Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2007
thank you I finally feel I'm getting better at drawing. Now not so many itemsseem to be hitting the trash bin unfinished.

I'm not saying the ones I'm keeping are in any way great, but they are better. more focused and a bit more complicated.

thanks for the encouragement, and add to your favs.
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BenRR Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007
Wow! Keep it up. I especially like the columns seen through the door. The negative shading is a technique I did not know about, I'll have to try it out. :D
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omagrandmother Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2007
yes the columns are good the eye was being lead down the hallway so I needed something to look at beyond the doorway and the columns and balcony with a view was a must. the columns actually should be lighter as things seen further away tend to get lighter in appearance in the art work I've seen. also I was practicing having the horizon line on the eye level.

yes the negative shading is quite effective. I must use it more often as well.
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X-u-n-e Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007
Every Single one is better and better! So the finished version is finaly here :P
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omagrandmother Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2007
yes but I might redo it at a latter date. in another manner altogther. or maybe not. there are so many other things I wish to tackle.
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VladVampire Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007
very nice
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omagrandmother Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2007
thanks
all the swords and axes I've seen lately on our paint forum gave me the idea for a castle like scene. and I wanted to practice distance perspective.
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VladVampire Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2007
distance perspective is fun to learn i learn that in school
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verndewd Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007
You did do it justice , you captured the essence that I would like to see in such a drawing. I like not perfect, I like dimension and implied layers, And I like stone architecture. And then on top of it you give us trees in the distance aside a road. I tend to think that exactitude in art is over emphasized and approximation is far more natural at least for me.
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omagrandmother Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2007
thank you verndewd that was a nice compliment. there were so many odd angles in the subject matter that I just had to tackle it. the door was a real strange one in my opinion. took me ages to get it correct looking. notice the bottom rung across goes up angle and the middle and top go down angles. that was strange gave me a real exercise in actually analysing what my eye was seeing not what my mind wanted me to do. everyone knows that those cross pieces in a door go straight across horizontally . once I was able to give up my preconceived ideas of how this piece should be done and just do what I could see then it came together.
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mustangmaverick Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007
Words of wisdom right there.
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omagrandmother Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2007
thanks mustang.
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mustangmaverick Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007
Great job Oma!
Progress indeed!
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omagrandmother Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007
thanks next time I think I'll pick an easier subject. I like a challenge but this was real hard.
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mustangmaverick Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007
;) I know exactly what you mean.

Although you handled it well.
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verndewd Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007
I made something for you.
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omagrandmother Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007
saw it send thru the pdn to my email anytime would love to check it out more closely.
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