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Sketch 002 by memod Sketch 002 by memod
Time for some new work. This is a fairly recent drawing that I did. The foreground is actually based on a photo which I took in the beautiful town of Quedlinburg, where you have tons of old buildings like that. But from the mid-ground on I made it up to create a more interesting composition.
The piece was done with ink pens and markers, and then toned digitally.
Hope you guys enjoy, critiques are welcome as usual!


Daniel :heart:
www.dancakes.com
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Wow, new work! It's been a while.

I have to tell you, I like your traditional medium artwork almost more than I like your digital art, and that's saying something because I really like everything you've done so far. You have a great talent for shading and textures, which make this image work. There's a chance that if you hadn't done the shadow from the house on the left well, it would have looked a little awkward, but the shading is done perfectly.

The gate in the background is very well done, especially the addition of the half-lowered metal grate. I also particularly like the way that the buildings at the edge aren't quite finished, which just adds to the aesthetic of the piece.

On the whole, there's nothing I can think of that I'd like to see changed here. This is just altogether a wonderful drawing. Well done!
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janinesmith54 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the perspective and scene that you have chosen. Great work.
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celexana Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice work !
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:iconmemod:
memod Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Professional
Thank you, I'm glad you like it :aww:
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:iconcelexana:
celexana Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. =)
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AngelsAthena Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010
Reminds me of an old German village. I like it!
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memod Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010  Professional
Well, it...is :D As I wrote in the description, the forground is based on a photo which I took in Quedlinburg, a beautiful medieval German town...from miground onwards it is made up, but obviously in a way that fits the style of architecture :D
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AngelsAthena Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010
That's cool, I love it.
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AndersrednA Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Cool! looks like one of those in game loading screens! :D
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:iconmemod:
memod Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Professional
Hehe yeah I guess for some games that could fit as a theme :nod:
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ZuluSplitter Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010
GEEEIIILLLLL, mensch und gerade aus Quedlinburg :D
Da komm ich her xD
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memod Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010  Professional
Oha, das wusst ich nicht :D Na dann erkennst du den Teil ja bestimmt wieder!
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ZuluSplitter Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010
Joar, so halb halb ^^
Also das Tor mit dem Turm hinten auf jeden fall :-)

Bin nächstes Wochenende wieder dort *gg*
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memod Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010  Professional
....eigentlich hab ich nur für die vorderen Gebäude auf Quedlinburg geschaut, ab Mittelgrund ist das Bild frei erdacht :paranoid:
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ZuluSplitter Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010
achsooooo >.< hmm... seltsam, bin heute allgemein nicht bei der sache...
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etchineko Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
Молодец Данька!)
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memod Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010  Professional
Хаха, большое спасибо, Аленка <3
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:iconxerces:
Xerces Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Lovely details and such good work with the shadows :D
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:iconmemod:
memod Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010  Professional
Heya, thank you :D It's been fun to do :lol:


How have you been? :hug:
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:iconxerces:
Xerces Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Welcome, hun!
I've been busy! Life is crazy at the moment! How about you?
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memod Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010  Professional
Oha, good crazy or bad crazy? :lol: What's keeping you busy? :D

I'm good myself, keeping myself busy by really drawing a lot and working on a painting or two as well. Am trying to really amp up :D
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Xerces Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'm busy with work. I've been working my fingers to the bone, and now have no computer or internet at work either ¬_¬ When I get home, sometimes all I have the energy for is sleep!
Glad your painting is going well!
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memod Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010  Professional
Aww, well then I hope you will be able to slow down a bit soon, and also get some more time for yourself :hug: I know that it can be frustrating, if you always only have time and energy for work :hmm:
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Xerces Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks hun!
I'm busy getting ready to move out soon, so hopefully when i do, things will be a little less hectic!
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memod Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010  Professional
Oha, then good luck with that :D I can imagine that moving is exciting :D
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SirGrunt Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010
Excellent. Really great work.
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memod Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010  Professional
Thank you :D
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SirGrunt Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010
You're welcome.
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adevilsdare Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010
I love how you made it seem like you did it with watercolor. Its beautiful!
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memod Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010  Professional
hehe, well maybe I should submit some of the ones done with ink, they are done on actual watercolour paper :lol:

Thank you! :aww: How have you been? :hug:
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adevilsdare Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010
I have been better. But my mom did finally wake up out of her coma, sadly it didn't end the line of troubles that I was hoping it would.
Other than that, I've been doing some photography besides work and school.
How have you been?
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memod Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010  Professional
Hussa, I didn't know that your mom had been in a coma :hmm: I'm glad though, that she woke up from it :hug:
What other things trouble you? =(

I have been pretty good most of the time. Making it a point to draw or paint 5+ hours every day, and it just feels good to be productive and to see improvement :nod:
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adevilsdare Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010
My mom was in an accident March 4th 2009. My older brother found her engulfed in flames in her bedroom. She was put in a medically induced coma for a little over eight months. Over 70% of her body had 3rd degree burns. She lost most of her fingers, her ears, and when she woke up she was blind. I have a journal about it on my page currently, because the blind thing is what hit me themost.

But things have been looking up. My boyfriend is out of the hospital, lungs are getting better. The worst things troubling is my damn job lol. But yeah it happens.
Anything troubling you?

That is amazing to be productive! I've recently started doing the 365 project where you take a picture everyday for a year. It does feel good to be productive.
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memod Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010  Professional
Oh goodness, that's a horrible accident =( I'm sorry to hear about that. That kind of thing makes one quite speechless....I'd like to say something comforting, but with such a situation that would probably just sound like irony :hmm: How are you and your mom dealing with that situation?

And what is with your job?

Phew, I cannot really say that there is much troubling me. I mean, of course there always are troubles and worries and anxiety about what the future might be like with getting a job and all, but...nothing serious really.

A picture a day sounds good to me :D That will also make an interesting photo story at the end of the year :lol:
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adevilsdare Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010
Well over the past year and whatnot, there have been many obstacles, cops, and deaths and what not concerning this. She's just dealing right now. She's depressed, doesn't understand, can't remember some things and sometimes forgets our age. But she was in a medically induced come for a long time so its to be expected.

My job has been trying to fire me for awhile because of my moms sitation my boyfriends and my family problems I'd miss work for emergencies. I also dealt with workman's Comp when I sprained my wrist last summer. Since then they've been treating me like crap, making up lies, changing my attendence, just a lot of crap. I really hate that place lol.

I bet you could find an art job pretty quick. You're very good at what you do and any company should beg for you to work there. Picture day is a lot of fun, especially now that the weather is getting warmer. I never really enjoyed walking around in snow.
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Koffee-Krazy Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010  Hobbyist
I love old buildings like this. :) The perspective in this is superb btw
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memod Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010  Professional
Yeah, they have such an interesting touch to them, don't they? :D
And thanks a lot, I feel like I'm improving quite a bit with my perspective lately :nod:
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tinzart Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010   Digital Artist
:wave:
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memod Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010  Professional
Hey Brian! :D How's it going?
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rkeiko Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
This is beautiful.
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memod Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010  Professional
I'm glad you think so, thanks :aww:
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Paolane Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
The colors of your picture make it seems like a dream, it indeed makes me want to go there too :)
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memod Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010  Professional
Thanks Laure :hug: I'm glad you enjoy it :aww: And yeah, it certainly is quite interesting to walk through an old down like this, even though what you see in this drawing is only partly real. But it is quite unique there, yeah :D
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Paolane Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010
Well, in 6 months I go to Germany, so maybe I'll be able to visit a town like this :)
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memod Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010  Professional
Oha, that sounds cool :D Where in Germany will you be?
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Paolane Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010
I go to Köln ! I have been told this town was great for student life (and that German people are very nice ^^) I hope it will be so :)
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memod Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010  Professional
Hehe well I have been to Köln only once, so I cannot really comment on it :D But I sure hope that the Germans will be nice to you :lol:

How long will you be staying there? :aww:
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Paolane Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010
I'll be staying the whole winter Semester at a Fachhochschule :)
I'll have the time to improve my german and to visit Germany ^^

But I hope I am not boring you, telling my life like that...!
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memod Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010  Professional
Haha no worries, I wouldn't be asking, if it bored me :lol: But it sounds like you will have some time to discover Germany :D I know someone who came to Germany for just the last winter Semester, and she totally ended up loving Berlin so much, she could almost imagine to live there for a longer period of time :D

Aber jep, wenn du gezwungen bist, täglich deutsch zu reden, dann wirst du dich auch sehr schnell verbessern :nod:
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Quotha Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
Gorgeous! Makes me want to go there...
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memod Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010  Professional
Thank you :D Yeah, I would enjoy places like that as well :nod:
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