Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Drawing of An Old House--Part 3

Here in this photo, I've added more shadow tones and some more detailing. Like I mentioned, I wanted to achieve an "aged" look. I think this is going well on the watercolor paper that I have chosen to draw on this time.

I've placed more detail in and around the windows and doors, etc.

I have also roughed in some ground around the house, which anchors it to the ground, so that it doesn't appear to be floating in mid air.

You can see that I have placed some deeper darks and shadows at the side of the house that can be see the most. I made those windows and door much darker than the others, because I want the feeling of emptiness and abandon to come through to the viewer.
It's really starting to come together now.

Return for Part 4 and see it finished!


  1. This looks very very good! I definitely will keep an eye out for the finished version. Those old buildings make really great subjects to draw. Have to try one myself one day. I bet this will look great framed.

  2. You know what? I hadn't really thought of framing this one, but now that you mention it, I just might do that!
    Thank-you, Jill


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