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Thursday, November 29, 2012

My Latest Art Project Done!

In my previous post I mentioned an art project I was working on. Well, today I finally finished it. Woo hoo! I was getting antsy to have it done and over with by the time I got about 3/4 of the way through, which isn't anything out of the ordinary for me. Behold, my latest graphite drawing entitled: All That Remains -- Ruined church of Zelemér, Hungary

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The photo reference came from a search on Google Earth, which you can see here. From what I've read, the ruins of this church are the last remains of a medieval town that had once existed around it. I did take liberty in changing a few things from the original photo, like the removal of the footprints in the snow and the poles for the power lines in the background. The original drawing has far more finer details than what the photo shows and isn't grey. I did draw it on white paper. I need to invest in a light box (or have the boyfriend build me one) so I can take better photos of my drawings. But for now, this is the best I can do. Our scanner makes it look worse.

And now onto my next project, if only I could decide on which photo of Mr. Wilde to draw? Hmm. Oh, and maybe I should work on my novel, too. Definitely not going to have that first draft done by tomorrow. The battle between my muses continues...

7 comments:

jeremy duffey said...

Wow..very nice work!

jeremy duffey said...

Wow very impressive karen! Great peice

K.E. Skedgell said...

Thank you much, Jeremy!

Shannon Knight said...

I really like your drawing, especially the trees (big tree fan here) and the frozen road into the distance. This image does a lot for me. Even though the sun makes a really cool sunburst in the sky, I think I would have modified it to something moodier to go with the skeletal, wintry look of the rest of the scene. Really, though, I think it's great. Awesome job. Thanks for sharing!

K.E. Skedgell said...

Thank you, Shannon. I originally had the sun just a simple circle in the sky, but I kept looking at it thinking it looked like the moon to me, so I attempted to give it the burst effect like in the photo. Glad you liked it.

randi lee said...

I absolutely love this. I really like how the lines of the objects you've placed carry into one another, leading the eye in a triangle around the entire piece. Bringing your viewer's eye all the way around your work, making sure they see everything, is a sign of a great artist!

K.E. Skedgell said...

Thank you for the kind words, Randi!