This is the architecture piece we did in class. I tried not to use local color and I felt that it was pretty successful. After using painted line to define parts of the bridge itself, I think the whole piece came together nicely. My only wish was that the suspension cables had been painted straighter, but I found that long lines were difficult to control due to the tooth of the paper and how quickly the ink would run out in my brush. I think I need to practice painted line art, because I think that would make my compositions even tighter and more believable.
Illustration time: 1 hour
Watercolors on watercolor paper
9" x 12"