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Old Posted Jul 22, 2017, 10:59 AM
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Philadelphia Skyline in Colored Pencil

First time I've ever posted in this section of the forum! I used to do a lot of photography, but in the back of my mind, I always wanted to improve my drawing skills, since I had loved it during my art classes as a kid and thought I would be able to develop a talent with some practice.

After working on various non-urban drawings for a few years, I gained confidence to attempt a super-detailed drawing of the Liberty Place complex in Philadelphia, using one of my own photos as a reference.

It took 7 months and 233 hours of drawing time, and this is the result, which I actually finished almost a year ago now.



And a phone pic with the pencils to show the size.

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Old Posted Jul 23, 2017, 5:24 AM
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Dang, that's good! Had you not stated it was drawn I would have thought it was an actual photo.
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Old Posted Oct 17, 2017, 11:21 PM
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This is amazing! Would love to see more like this!
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This is insanely awesome!
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Old Posted Nov 28, 2018, 5:25 PM
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I think this looks really cool. I think I would overall put a bit less saturated colours in the picture because otherwise everything will ask for the viewers attention all at the same time. ;-)

But I really love how you made the geometry in those buildings pop out. Good job!
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