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    Smile Greetings From Justin Sadur. Here's an introductory piece by me.



    I did this a few months ago. My best piece so far. Took a couple of months to do.

    Marker Pen Ink and Watercolor on Board 15" X 20"

    Larger size available here.

    I present: Shantytown Skyscraper.
    Greetings From Justin Sadur. Here's an introductory piece by me.

    Enjoy.

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    I really like the tower and the landscape.
    The strongly blowing smoke seems a little out of place, introducing diagonals that work against the verticality of the piece.
    I hate hate hate the clouds.


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    The most criticized aspect indeed. I'm not happy with them either. I don't know if I'll ever work them over again; I just can't imagine spending any more time on the darn thing.

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    Dear Justin Sadur;

    Quote Originally Posted by Elwell
    I really like the tower and the landscape.
    That is saying alot coming from him. I mean, ALOT.



    I agree about the clouds and smoke. I would go on flickr.com and look up "clouds".

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    If you've gotten all you can from this one at the moment, move on rather than fighting with it. But, for future reference: See the way you've handled the perspective and recession in the landscape? The same thing goes on in the sky. What you've painted is a flat backdrop behind the tower, rather than a series of objects under the vault of the sky that recede into the atmosphere.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin Oaksford View Post
    That is saying alot coming from him. I mean, ALOT.
    Indeed. The Simon Cowel of CA Elwell is. (a lot. two words. )

    Looks good, but I'm still trying to find out where the lightsource is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elwell View Post
    If you've gotten all you can from this one at the moment, move on rather than fighting with it. But, for future reference: See the way you've handled the perspective and recession in the landscape? The same thing goes on in the sky. What you've painted is a flat backdrop behind the tower, rather than a series of objects under the vault of the sky that recede into the atmosphere.
    Yeah I rushed it. It was at the end of two months, had never done a piece like that before, and the Watercolor and Gouache kept washing off every time I tried to add depth to the clouds. (Should've used proper watercolor board, well, lesson learned)

    Anyway, glad you liked the building itself, Everyone tells me I should be honored.

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    It's a great tower!

    I think I would have made the background more simple...there's so much tiny detail in the tower itself, and the background just draws the eye away from it, as well as the perspective and the clouds. I'd just wash over the sky with a transparent blue glaze and maybe do the background with a transparent brown or green to fade out some of the distracting element.

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