I adore the pictures that I see of Amsterdam…..Talk about a city with character and history! No, I’m not talking about the red light district here, c’mon!
To prove that I know what I’m talking about, here’s a picture of me with my sister in ‘96 in Amsterdam. What struck me the most about this city is how old it is. I was amazed when we went to an old book store and the concrete steps leading into the store were worn down by inches in the middle, from the amount of foot traffic those steps have had over the
I thought this would be a fun picture (from flickr) to try to draw…..TRY being the operative word here. I just have no interest in drawing straight lines like you see in ALL….THOSE….WINDOWS! I don’t have the patience to make it exact and it would bug me if I didn’t get it right. So, I opted for a more whimsical version.
Having decided I wasn’t going to make it realistic at all, I grabbed those wonderful stencils and just stenciled up all three townhouses.
The townhouses needed a little texture so I used these three doodle patterns for their background.
If I could do it all over again, I wouldn’t put that stupid white bubble in there. Ah, well.
Grabbed my favorite watercolor pencils to add some reflection to the water.
Here’s the scanned picture. This was a nice piece to just sit back and color. Well, it’s not much, but at least I drew and doodled today! LOL!!