Behind the Mind: Making Drawings of Towns / Cities / Landscapes
You'll get to read about how I create elaborate drawings of scapes.
This past year, I've been cranking out more realistic drawings along with my stylized drawings of animals. The amount of effort put into the details astounds me. Considering I would normally spend several hours on most other drawings, the ones I've done of towns, cities, and landscapes, I would spend days on them.
I have made drawings of cities and landscapes before, but much simpler and more stylized.
Since the drawing I've done of New York City last year, I've been inspired with making more drawings like this. Each time I've spent on them, I've noticed more patterns in my details. The more time spent, the more details.
Photography really helps me on these drawings. Most of these drawings done are based off of photos I've taken myself. I usually prefer to draw places based off of my own photos. One of my primary methods of drawing is using Adobe Illustrator. I would place the photo on the canvas, trace over many little details by drawing lines seemingly invisible. I can tell where these lines are by different patterns of color.
My process sounds like cheating, but I don't really believe that. I love working on these drawings of big places and the work spent on them, I truly appreciate that. I hope to continue making more of such drawings in the future, and my progress gets more refined.
Thanks for reading this article! - Sean
Warwick Applefest 2019
Unlike last year, I will be back selling my art
at Apple Fest in Warwick NY this year.
Lots of artwork (framed and unframed),
requests for pet portraits, and more.
Look for me in the South Street Parking lot
on October 6 from 9 AM to 6 PM. - Sean
This drawing of Warwick will be shown for sale at Applefest this year. The size of the drawing is an 11 x 17 print also framed.
Suffern Street Fair
Sunday September 15, 2019
10 AM - 5 PM
I will be showing off and selling a lot of my art at the Suffern Street Fair
(... in Suffern). I have framed art, unframed art, decals, t-shirts, and more.
Hope to see you there!
My Patreon Page!
For the past several months, I've been setting up a page on Patreon, which would help me continually with my business as an artist / graphic designer / illustrator.
The contributions you give me are on a monthly basis, and they would help me with things like paying for a monthly subscription for Adobe Creative Cloud. I still have the CS4 version. It would also help me with other things like like frames, special kinds of photo paper, etc. It would be even be helpful with expenses and fees like arts and crafts fairs, exhibits, and memberships.
Depending on the tier you select, you will earn certain rewards. Also you will gain exclusive content you won't find anywhere else.
Hope you check it out! - Sean
Here is the link to my page on Patreon .....
Sep 2018 Nyack St Fair
This Sunday, Sep 9 from 10 AM to 5 PM, I will be at the Nyack Street Fair in person to show and selling original artworks AND bringing a larger emphasis on selling t-shirts.
I'll be having framed prints and also an assortment of unframed prints.
While I usually have framed prints, I will also be having unframed prints in a clear through a photo binder, where you can take a look through.
Asides from the usual business cards, I will also provide pet portrait postcards and custom t-shirt postcards for your physical convenience. I will also have big signs of them for anyone to take photos of if they don't want to carry any or the postcards run out.
Keep in mind: Artworks, Pet Portraits, and T-shirts, make fantastic Christmas gifts ...
or Holiday gifts!
I hope to see you there! - Sean
Nyack St Fair
Sunday, September 9
10 AM - 5 PM
New Art Prints on my Etsy Page!!!
I just put up 3 new pieces of art to sell on my Etsy store! Come check them out! - Sean
"Statue" - $ 40
"Sheep" - $ 30
"Spot Might Come Inside" - $ 50
Spot Might Come Inside
1 WEEK VALENTINES SALE ON ETSY!!!!
Having a 1 Week Valentine's Day Sale!
Starting today until next Wednesday (the actual Valentine's day)
Pet Portraits and most animal drawings (except the Elephant and the Kangaroo) are up to 30 % off!
Happy shopping - Sean!
I've just made up a new store for myself on Etsy!
Up to 20 items are up for sale! Like this kitty below!
Click on the link to get to my store ....
Happy shopping! - Sean
Milkweed Holiday S#%T Show
Still don’t know what to get your loved ones for Christmas? Are they sold out on Nintendo Switches and SNES Minis? This Friday and Saturday, I will be showing and selling my art at Milkweed along with a bunch of other talented artists. - Sean
Milkweed, 2 & 3 Roamer's Alley ,Sugar Loaf, NY, 10981
Doors open at 11 AM on Friday 12/22
Reception & Dance Party at 7 PM
Also open the next day on Saturday 12/23
From 11 AM to 5 PM