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Church of Terrasson by nicolasjolly Church of Terrasson by nicolasjolly
Drawing of the church of Terrasson, Dordogne, France.
Made in black ink on paper.

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I really like this! You're art style is completely original (or at least as much as I've seen). I like the way the paper looks, and you did a lot of work with this style. Is it where you draw tiny lines that end up making a larger picture? If it is, I would say that you have definitely mastered this. It looks like an old town that still has some of it's beauty left, and you creating this picture like this only enhances it. Although I would watch out for how exactly the paper looks. It is not the color exactly, it's the brown spots on it. I fit were more towards the edges of the paper instead of in the actual picture, it would have looked much better. And I think there is a purple streak in the upper left hand corner of the picture. It looks like crayon. Keeping the same tones throughout the drawing will make it look authentic, so I don't know if the color was put there on purpose pr by accident, but either way, this is definitely a nice drawing.
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This wide angle view of the Church of Terrasson on foxed and wrinkled light brown paper reminded me immediately of the drawings of Rembrandt va Rijn, who produced this drawing in 1650 [link] . He was much admired and studied by Vincent Van Gogh, who was also capable of drawing in something like this style, only with a broader nibbed pen [link] .

I suspect that this was drawn with a modern graphics pen, possibly a fine bore Rotring type. At first the buildings seem to lean drunkenly, until we remember that this is a wide angle view looking downwards at the pavement, so the perspective is likely to be techically correct, in contrast to the Van Gogh drawing in which the high level skyline is also used but the upright lines have been kept more upright. deliberately, partly because his buildings are more distant. I'm impressed by the detail and solidity of this work, in contrast to the fragile looking paper it on which it was executed. It has a look of 'instant antiquity' which lends it charm.
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density-tmr Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
This is very good - well done
Dark-Kisame Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that's cool, and the paper is just superb for this
Dandeliesque Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
j'en étais sűr que c'était toi!
mecengineer Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
Marcysiabush Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Increadible !!! You've captured the perspective verry well :la:
Dontwannabemyself Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
wow, wonderful<3
lilac122 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
oh wow that is amazing
scott123dust Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
Olaf68 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013   Traditional Artist
beautiful line work
Sonicblur2-0 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Student General Artist
The detail is stunning! You did an amazing jib!
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