mercredi 1 octobre 2008

Les toits et un lampadaire

This is something I've been wanting to try for some times : views of roofs in Paris. I found some photos on flickr and chose one that didn't seem too difficult... It wasn't too easy either ; )... I want to offer that to my parents for their birthday. I'm going to add color but I like it like that and I'm afraid I'm going to mess it completely... so here it is, before destruction (or not, I hope...)
If you look very closely you can see the Sacré Coeur on the left, very small! It's a view of Montmartre, a famous place in Paris, and it really deserves its reputation because it's beautiful and fun to visit.
What I really love in Paris is the colors, the sky has incredible colors, especially when it's cloudy (which is most of the time), the grey roofs, with pink reflexions, and red chimneys... I don't know another place like that, it's special.
I forgot to note the name of the person who took the original photo... I need to go back and search for that too...

9 commentaires:

Monette Satterfield a dit…

This is a nice drawing. I can see why you like it the way it is and I'm sure it took quite a while.

To avoid a color disaster, perhaps you could scan and print it onto appropriate paper thus saving the original. I've had good luck with some of the lighter weight papers such as Canson and light (90lb) watercolor paper.
Good luck, I'm sure it will be beautiful!

Jim a dit…

Oh yes, I love Paris too. Nice drawing of the roofs - don't be afraid to add color. It will sparkle even more brightly once you do.

Barbara Weeks a dit…

I was in Paris last year at this time. Your beautiful sketch made me remember a great time in a wonderful city.

Linda T a dit…

Wow, what a great drawing!

freebird a dit…

I'm sure your parents are going to love this. Nothing like seeing their city as drawn by their own child.

Anetka a dit…

what a great present for your parents!!! I love the way it is (because I love drawings) but I know once you add colour it will give it another dimention:)))

another place I like for the "roofs" reason is Prague! Beautiful:)

Starr a dit…

What a great gift I'm sure they will love. I have all the confidence that if you choose to add color it will still be lovely:)!

Ann a dit…

Fantastic drawing! I like it as a line drawing too. Printing a copy to color is a good idea - that way you have two wonderful pictures!

lyn a dit…

Nice drawing! Fun blog to visit! Thanks for the comments on my blog, 100 cats