3 Views of Ueno Skyline

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The weather was terrific today, so I walked to Ueno with my sketch box and did a bit of drawing.

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The Ueno skyline in pencil and watercolor

I am not a very good watercolorist and so I decided to take a photo to work from later. Maybe make some improvements to the piece later on at home....

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The skyline, photographed for reference

As it turns out, I did not too badly. My lines are not straight, but they never are. The perspective is off a bit, but overall, the painting is recognizable as that place.

But then I decided to play with the photo. I printed out a copy and used an oil pen to practice drawing the buildings in proper perspective and slightly straighter.

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Drawing on photo

I like how the details and atmosphere of the three images differ, even though they are all the same place and time.

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I like the pen in the second one - but the wash in the first that is in your hand.

I like your unstraight lines. More organic.

I agree. I especially like your trees in the first one! I hope you are bringing your watercolours to Oz...?

Thanks for all the feedback. I wasn't expecting that.

It looks fun -- drowing on photo with oil pen-- I'll try!

The pen-on-photo looks like an architect's rendering.

Very interesting, seeing the different renditions.

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