Southern Grand Entry II

Aack. I almost didn’t get to post today. Monday evening as I was browsing the net I got a computer virus. Fortunately, I wasn’t connected to any of my own sites and the other computer was off, so the damage was limited to mine. The Geek Squad was able to turn around the fix in one day and I just got it back. Hooray (except for the cost). Anyway, I’m back on line and able to get at the files that I need to.

Souther Grand Entry II

I have been working on Southern Entry II for the last week. I really enjoyed drawing the last one and looked through all of my reference photos and came up with this. It too is grand, but in a different way. Instead of all of the glass around the entryway, it has major stonework around massive double doors.  To get an idea of just how big they are,  look at the placement of the door knobs.  Yes, they really are that low.  I’ll bet that those doors are easily 8 foot tall.  I liked the grand staircase and the fact that the entry was softened by the large plantings behind the fences.  This one also makes me wish that I could see what was behind those doors.  I have obviously finished the preliminary inking and am moving on with the color.  If all goes well, I will be able to finish it by the next post.  It is a bit larger than the last one and is taking a little more time.  I have to stand up at the table to work on the top portion which is not the easiest since the drafting table is a little slanted.  Not quite tall enough, I guess.  But I love my table.  It has served me well for almost 25 years now.

I have listed a few more aceo/gift tags and bookmarks in my etsy store so take a look if you have the time.  I have had a great deal of fun doing them.  They are quite freeing after the detail of the pen and inks.

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lesliepaints
    Apr 20, 2011 @ 19:39:06

    Another beautiful entryway, Ruth. Your skill is awesome!


  2. Sonya Johnson
    Apr 20, 2011 @ 20:58:41

    Looks great so far, Ruth! I’ll look forward to seeing it in color.


  3. ruthsartwork
    Apr 20, 2011 @ 21:27:54

    It’s fun so far. I have the color base laid down and will work on it more tomorrow. After the workable fixative spray I’ll make adjustments and refinements. I’m getting into architectural embellishments lately. While I let this have rest time, I think I will play again with the aceos and try a few with just some architectual details.


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