27 août 2005

Challenge #29: notre maison


18cm x 10cm : Encre sépia et marqueur sur papier aquarelle

Voici une vue de notre maison et des maisons voisine. La disposition des maisons dans cette partie du village est vraiment bizarre. La route principale fait un double virage serré et les maisons s'organisent autour de cette route. De plus, la notre est en retrait par rapport aux autres. Vraiment bizarre. J'ai toujours été curieux de savoir pourquoi les maisons et la route sont placées ainsi, mais je n'ai jamais eu d'explications.

Here a sight of our house and houses in our neighbourhood. The provision of the houses in this part of the village is really odd. The road makes a double tight turn and the houses are organized around this road. Moreover, our house is farther from the road compared to the others. Really odd. I was always curious to know why the houses and the road are placed like that, but I never had any explanation.

10 commentaires:

Terri a dit…

This is a wonderful drawing Laurent. I love all the different angles - they really liven up the composition. You did a great job with the shading too.

karen Winters a dit…

Such a lovely tranquil drawing. I like the monochromatic look of it very much. Thank you also for posting your commentary in English and French - I get a little chance to practice reading when I can see the words side by side.

Teri C a dit…

Your drawing gives such a clear picture of your neighborhood. Makes me want to visit. Great work with all the lines and love the color.

Teri

wolfwoman a dit…

Your drawing is a perfect "architectural" study - lots of angles and recesses. And the sepia gives it an old world look. Love it!

Nita a dit…

I can only add to the chorus of applause. There's a quality of light here that I don't usually find in sepia work. Nice!

Jim a dit…

Very lovely image, Laurent! Obviously very French in setting and a place I'd like to visit. I was wondering what it would like if there was just a touch of color - maybe somewhere under a window in a flower box?...

Laurent Peters a dit…

Thank you for your nice comments. It encourages me to continue.

I don't know if I should add some colors, I think I don't feel confident enough to do it. If I add an 'undo' button I could try to do it and undo my changes if necessary. But I do not draw on a computer ;-) and is always difficult to decide when to stop working on a drawing.

Knitting Painter Woman a dit…

What a challenge! This seems to have about 27 vanishing points! I guess this is when it pays to "just draw what you see" and forget what you know.

Laurent Peters a dit…

Indeed, I just draw what I see. It would be a real nightmare otherwise and the fun to draw would maybe not be there!

I just use my pen, that I hold horizontaly to find the correct angle that I try to report on my drawing.

This drawing is however, less than perfect and if you compare it with the real sight you can find many differences!

Julie Oakley a dit…

I've just posted my architecture challenge and was looking through all the links - I love this drawing