The street - step by step

in drawing •  21 days ago

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To wish to all of you an happy new year, here is a new illustration for you all, for a good start of 2019 !
I just hope that 2019 will be a year of beauty and calm for everyone - the world needs beauty more than ever, I think. Take care, all of you !

So, now, the drawing ! This is a street, which will be not surprising for those who follow the story ^^
This time, the draft with pencil was quite challenging, because I mixed several different pictures for inspiration, and of course I need the result to be convincing and natural. And I have to follow the rules of perspective, but with enough liberty to get irregular walls, like a city that looks ancient schould have !
You can see a small cross on the middle of the drawing : that's my main vanishing point for perspective.

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Let's go for the color now ! Like always, starting with base colors, and then going into more and more precise shadowing.

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The pavement of the ground, and some last shadows details, and it will be it !

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What a lovely scene and so well caught. Did you have a model for this or did it come out of your imagination? I love your colors and detail that fades. I love how the cat blends and I think this would be a very pleasant place to live. What a wonderful scene to greet me this morning :)


Like I say in my post, I had several pictures for model that I mixed together to get what I need in my imagination. I always do that : I have something in mind, then I look for pictures to help me to make it real :)

Woooow this is so beautiful.
Did you use watercolor?


Yes, it's watercolors ^^


Hi thanks! I do art too :D you inspire me!
I hope I can make more art!

This is very pretty, Djac! And you are successful in delivering the picture that is bounded to perspective, but also managed to maintain the aesthetic of a beautiful street. The natural colours give it a homey and welcoming feel to the scene.
Congratulations for your curie vote. And happy new year :).


Frankly, I'm proud of this perspective, because some previous attempts of that were not so successful... like if everything was twisted :)
Thank you for curie vote :)

What an amazing drawing! Well done, @djacbaweur! :-)


thanks !

Oh, it is so light and so classic, beatiful work!


Thank you ^^

Wow, @djacbaweur, this is such a beautiful art work ! Every time you post your illustrations I feel so inspired to keep learning watercolours :D

I love the process presentation, each stage of the image shows how the artwork is coming together <3 Gorgeous perspective and detailing and I can absolutely feel like I can walk down this path...

A beautiful piece <3 <3 <3


Wooow, flood of compliments from @veryspider :D
Well, for watercolor... do it !!!!!!!

What a beautiful drawing and colouring of the street @djacbaweur! I love the stone or bricks pavement and walls details. It creates a very traditional and serene feel to the street, added with the trees and plants. I love the arches too. What did you use to colour?


I always use watercolors, because the feeling of coloring with it is amazing, and it's also so simple with almost no equipment !


Oo yes, I agree. Watercolors gives an amazing coloring feel. I love coloring with colour pencils too but watercolour gives a smoother effect, although the last time I coloured with watercolour was more than 10 years ago in school :) I hope this year, I can be inspired to do some watercolouring again. Thank you @djacbaweur!

your style is amazing! great skills of managing the light and colors, details well-finished, you feel that with one more step you can enter inside the drawing


That's great you feel that, because my purpose is to tell a story : so if you feel you can enter into the drawing, it means that you should enter into the story as well :)

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The street ended at someone else's door, dead end! And there's a tree growing out of someone's window on the right. 😃

Kidding aside, the drawing looks great with all the details you put in. You also have a good choice of colors. The setting look so ancient specially with the pavement that looks like cobble stones.

I wonder what the writing means on the entrance on the right side...

So beautiful, may I ask what kind of color do you use?

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