“Been there, done that, got the T-shirt”
I guess I haven’t painted any existing landscapes since a long time... Oh, I just had to check it. I haven’t painted any existing landscapes since May 2015, which gives us over 2,5 year! Looks like my record. This previous painting presented a high school building from my hometown.
This one is a view of an island where I’m living right now. Nah, I’m not living in any of those buildings, but the surrounding is pretty awesome anyway.
There are sooo many inspiring places in Stockholm that I would like to draw. I’ve even made a short to-do list, but, as always, lack of spare time can thwart my plans.
To the point! Drawing process:
1. An accurate pencil sketch:
2. I started painting (as usually) with the sky. Then it came turn for roofs.
3. And the walls. I used here a thin brush with a flat tip.
4. The next step was painting windows and finally, the water reflection. OH, MY GOD, I’ve been struggling with this reflection so hard.
I'm glad that it's finished. I just hope that I won't have to wait another 2,5 year for painting some nice, real view :)