Nashville, in black and white

Nashville street

Whew, this took a lot longer to ink in than I expected. The earlier simplified architecturals only took a couple of hours, but this was more than one of the others totally finished.  I haven’t decided how abstract to go with this.   At 16″ x 12″ I am afraid if I get too far out on the colors, the buildings will get lost. But I don’t want it to be overly literal either.  The simplified lines might work against it.  I think I will just start laying the watercolor down and see where it takes me.

I will start the watercoloring after just a little bit more inking.  Here and there I left out a few detail lines that have become apparent after I let it sit for a day.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Cindy D.
    Oct 21, 2012 @ 12:57:46

    Wow! Looks really great! it also looks like Godzilla is the saloon! So much intricate trim detail. Terrific!

    Reply

  2. ruthsartwork
    Oct 21, 2012 @ 14:14:53

    It’s a bear in the saloon, Cindy. I’ll have to clarify that. LOL

    Reply

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