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EOW #74 Real world: your Neighbor's Backyard
DUE December 21 rd
Brief. your neighbor's back yard. i want a real place here. include a photo of the view if possible. If you can draw or paint directly from the site. do so. If you need to photo and ref.. make multiple sketches that can work too. But make it interesting.
Part of this is not getting arrested as a stalker.
I will be very flexible on my definition of Neighbor and my definition of Backyard. for urban dwellers I would suggest Alleys, vacant lots. Dumpsters things one normally doesn't look at.
DESCRIPTION REQUIRED..just tell us where you are. Not detailed enough for stalkers
ref pics or thumbnails
this could get someone in trouble if they live next to a school, or a nuclear balistic misile base
Wha.... hell no! I live in the city-center in a huge building consisting of flats! Should i draw the dumping area or the parking lot? No way!
But.... at night, it looks quite nice when i take a look out of my window and see the enlighted streets.... is this also possible? It´s no kind of backyard, but like you mentioned, i´m a urban dweller....
the intention is to look at something real that you might not usually pay attention to . and make an interesting image out of it.
but take a good hard look at that dumping area and that parking lot. with clever composition and creative use of materials you might be able to make something out of them too.
I'm excited to do this, but I'm spending this week driving cross-country. Do I draw the back of my car? I don't really have anything that won't be changing daily. Looks like I have to sit this one out
draw the back of the motell. the view from the back of your car
would do. pick a local...do some sketches and take some ref photos. like I say Im pretty flexible on the definition of neighbor...and back yard
<is also in ohio..its just plain soggy down here
but I'll find somethign
why not? Urban landscapes can be some of the most evocative there are. Catch the parking lot in the early morning or just before dusk when the lighting is the most interesting.
Here's a couple of ref's for you:
These by Adam Forfang
These by our own Carl Dobsky
http://www.johnpence.com/visuals/pai...dobsky/lot.htm <-- that one is of particular interest
Last edited by S.C. Watson; December 14th, 2007 at 06:48 PM. Reason: added links
This sounds interesting....I've been meaning to do an urban landscape in my area...
Heres a quick thumbnail of the painting I'm working on in my neighborhood.
This is what I have so far...
Last edited by aoleon; December 21st, 2007 at 02:35 AM. Reason: update
So I actually think I am going to do this one!!! I am already starting on a painting for a Christmas gift and it is close to what I see from my backyard... You will just have to suffice with a decent photo of the work though, hope that's ok!
I like that its a real world topic this time.
Its kinda nice to draw from your memories rather than your imagination for once.
The neighbor's backyard has a place in my memories as a quiet and timeless place. It has always been more or less the same,
because no one was ever there or cared about it at all. Iv'e seen this environment in all the seasons,
and though it isnt of any importance to anybody, it still prints a clear picture in your head.
Note: The squirrel and the portal-ish place that its standing in are fictional
And a thumb:
Vix: contrasty! =)
I live in Oporto at an apartment. My direct "neighbor's backyard" is my own front door so i got out and drew this from nearby neighbors. I was almost hit by seagull's shit while drawing this.. LOL! (i live near the river and the sea)
I usualy travel in the trains that go by those railroads, though I have never noticed that set of stairs where i drew this. Once you're sitting on that same set of stairs, the first and very things you notice are the railroad and the trains... there are different trains.. When i listen to the sound of a carriage riding the line, i try to imagine what kind of train will apeear... I'm sure my neighbors can tell what kind of train that is, just by hearing it's sound.
Last edited by Arbu; December 21st, 2007 at 12:00 AM.
An urban dwellers backyard...
Last edited by aoleon; December 21st, 2007 at 01:25 PM.
My neighbour and me have more or less the same view of the backyard of our apartments block. So I just took a picture of what she sees watching out of her window...
No time to paint the cars, sorry...
Last edited by revenebo; December 22nd, 2007 at 08:56 AM.
That's true, I realize it now. They're out of proportion, I didn't pay attention to what their actual size could be.
About colors I must confess a thing: I USED THE COLOR PICKER. Sorry, I'm not good at sampling colors just looking at them... Still training...
Last edited by revenebo; December 22nd, 2007 at 07:44 AM.