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York Minster by XFadedToBlackX York Minster by XFadedToBlackX
[EDIT]: August 12th 2009
I uploaded a better scan :)

I thought about adding something to the background but I gave up cause it's not done on watercolor paper so it would wrinkle a lot.



First of all, I hate how this scanned! I don't know why it won't scan the same even when I use the same settings!:( That's why the line is visible when I stitch it together in Photoshop.

Anyway, I did this weeks ago but I forgot to scan it. It is one of my first attempts in using watercolor which is why the colors are kind of poor(plus what scanner did to them). And there's a fact that I didn't have the watercolor paper so this paper I used got bent a bit.

Well, I got the proper material a week ago so I'm going to try it out soon :) I know I'm going to do better next time.
I might try to take a photo of this drawing (I finally have a normal camera) so I'll reupload it if it looks better.


Material: some crappy watercolors, some crappy paper and an ink pen(for the line art); reference photo of the York Minster west tower.
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HANxOPX Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great work, good job and no big deal with the scanning I dont see any visible line ruining anything.
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XFadedToBlackX Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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Calmality Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
this is gorgeous! the amount of detail in the ink drawing alone is amazing. i love how it is very detailed at the top and loses some of that on the way down. the subtle paint adds a vintage effect. at first i thought you painted with tea (another medium you can use instead of watercolor) because the colors look like a tea painting. amazing work, i would love to see more watercolor from you now that you have the correct materials.
you are already so talented in it, i look forward to seeing more! :D
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XFadedToBlackX Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Aw, thank you so much! I actually thought the colors were poor. Well, my watercolor drawings look better if I do the lineart with an ink pen first, it makes the details stand out and I don't have to be so careful with coloring. I need to do some quick drawings till the end of the summer break so I will use this technique.
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Calmality Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
usually the ink is done first in watercolor, but you can always go over it afterward too to make it darker. it looks incredible though, i love how you made the height with the angle.
i look forward to seeing more! :D
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synne-amanda Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Oh! That's so nice! ♥ the details are amazing. And the pink sky looks really nice as a background^w^
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XFadedToBlackX Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! I think the background would look better if I added a bit more of the color, and darker ones.
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synne-amanda Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah, maybe a bit more, but not too much, 'cause the pink color is really nice as it is, I think ^^
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CrownlessPhoenix Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
This is my all time fav drawing by you!
you can only beat it if you draw some Gothic cathedral with a girl in front of it :D :D :D
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XFadedToBlackX Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Oh, really? Wow, I'm glad you think so! Yeah, that's a cool idea, I could try it sometime. Now you reminded me I was supposed to put up a better scan of this.
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Toblin Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Po ovim zadnjim donjim linijama vidim da si ovo sve golom rukom radila??Svaka cast,stvarno...
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XFadedToBlackX Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Da, ja nikad ne koristim lenjir.
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ladylianna Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think this is really lovely, the colours look wonderful. A very nice representation of a beautiful building. x
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XFadedToBlackX Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks, I'm glad you like it!
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Anomaly9 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
I REALLY like this one. The detail and accuracy is stunning!
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XFadedToBlackX Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
I'm glad you do :)
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xFallinStar Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008  Hobbyist
e cico ovo mi se bas svidja..ima toliko detalja i bas je lepo odradjeno :D
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XFadedToBlackX Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Hvala :) Ali nije se lepo skeniralo. Videla si u skoli kako izgleda?
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xFallinStar Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008  Hobbyist
videla sam ga :) al zaboravila sam da ti kazem tad da mi se bas svidja.. :) ma meni se svi tvoji radovi bas svidjaju :) ja ne stizem da crtam bas puno :( imam hiljadu ne zavrsenih radova :( cmok
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XFadedToBlackX Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Ni ja isto. Ovo su mi sve stari radovi. Cekam raspust pa cu onda da radim nesto bolje.
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xFallinStar Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008  Hobbyist
i ja isto.. sad sve sto radim ne uradim onako kako valja..sve nesto bzvz i na brzinu.. jos nisam ni pocela onaj rad za simu..a sutra treba da mu dam :S moram to veceras da uradim..
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XFadedToBlackX Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Ja sam nacrtala hram sv. Save. Bas me briga, nista drugo mi nije palo na pamet.
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Khadrimx Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh goodness... this is just o___o amazing, the detail... I think I just died!
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XFadedToBlackX Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Lol, I'm glad you like it!
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Panshi Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
e,ovo ti je brutalno! fav.
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XFadedToBlackX Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
:aww:
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youngmoons Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
soo many details 0.0 great work :heart:
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XFadedToBlackX Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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xNatje Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008  Student General Artist
Interesting drawing
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XFadedToBlackX Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
I'm glad you think so!
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MattDeakinFineArt Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, scans do seem to mess up pictures too much although it is still my chosen method over a camera.

I personally really like this. Your pen work is amazing and so detailed. I think you've done a fine job with the watercolors despite the paper and watercolours not being the best quality.

Have you tried editing the picture in photoshop so that the 2 scans don't have the join line through them?

Anyway, bad scan aside, this a great piece of technical drawing.
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XFadedToBlackX Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! Yes, I've tried to hide the join line, I used this tutorial - [link] But it seems not to be working when the overlapping area is small as in my case. If you know some other way beside using the 'feather' option, please tell me.
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