535: Spanish Doorway

535: Spanish Doorway


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So, another image form Spain for today, this time in the form of a close up of a doorway and the steps leading up to it. Quite an interesting image with a few details to try and incorporate which I thought would make a good practise sketch for me to try and refine the style that I tried to emulate in day 534.

This was one of them weird ones that I hated while I was doing it and thought it would turn out shockingly bad but somewhere along the lines started to actually take shape and came out looking quite nice. I think its a bit more refined than the one from day 534 as well which is nice and I like the change in style that I used to represent the plants rather than just using the same dashed lines technique which helsp to define them more.

Overall I think I managed to get a bit of an improvement over the previous day’s one which is what were aiming for so I’m happy. Onwards to the next one!

Till then!


Day 534: Pals, Spain

Day 534: Pals, Spain


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So, for day 534 I choose this image of a archway in the town of Pals in Spain. Now as I said in the previous blog I’ve kind of gone back to my beloved fine liners instead of the brush pen and have been leafing through a book that I have on drawing in pen and ink and came across some styles that I like to tried to see if I could emulate them.

Now this one was actually a lot of fun to do but unfortunately although  you can make out most of it, some parts are a bit too vague (although I think the technique is meant to have a level of vagueness). Some parts came out really nicely though like the lantern and the balcony but I think that’s more to do with how bold they care when compared to the rest of the sketch.

Still, its all a learning process and I still like the results so lets not worry too much and move onto the next one where I try the technique again.

TIll then!