Saturday, March 31, 2012

Views of the neighborhood

This is the first of a series of drawings of the different views of the neighborhood I get from home. I wish I had sketched more while we still had snow.
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Our neighborhood was built in the 50's. There are detached and semi-detached single-family houses lined by mature silver maple trees.
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A quiet afternoon, cold and sunny. I like the way the shadow of the tree branches falls on the wall of this house.

13 comments:

Boud said...

That effect of branches on the side of a house is lovely, one of my favorite concepts. Interesting that though you're indoors, the drawings look as if you right there on the spot, very sharp and just lovely to look at.

Alex said...

These are awesome! The one with negative space..that's just brilliant =)
I reallllly should draw something and update my blog

Mary Walker Designs said...

I love these. I can imagine you drawing away with baby giggles in the background.

Shirley said...

These are lovely and I look forward to more from this series!

Tahirih said...

Neat! It looks like your neighbourhood has a lot of character.
And I really like how you've approached the design, as well. Beautiful work.

Barbara Roth said...

Wow, I love your drawing style and your attitude. Nothing is going to stop you from drawing and painting, not snow, not new babies, not nothing. Stop by my blog sometime. www.barbararoth.blogspot.com

Lynn said...

I like the composition of the drawings,and the way the shadow of the trees fall on the wall.

marctaro said...

Hi Minerva - Marc Taro Holmes from Urban Sketchers here :) I've been looking up all the USK'ers in Montreal. Want to drop me an email? (marc.taro{at}gmail.com)

Cathy Holtom said...

I really like your sketches, you really capture the light in your watercolour.

kazumiwannabe said...

Those drawings are awesome! I love your graphic style, and the way you color only parts of the space, it works so well!

raena said...

Oh I love these!

Ann said...

Beautiful, elegant sketches! Thanks for sharing :-)

Kathleen Walker said...

Very nice, you have a lovely clean architectural style.