Posted By Art Baxter

Terrace Street & Roxborough Avenue

Here's the first of a series of drawings done near my home in the Roxborough section of Philadelphia. I want to get a new take on my surroundings rather than relying on memory which tends to make backgrounds generic. Even drawing from photos isn't quite the same thing as drawing from life. This drawing was done with a fountain pen, brush pen and a color pencil. It took a little over an hour to draw.

The homes in this area are 100 years old, give or take. I like the look of the old retrofit with the new. We have telephone poles strung with wires everywhere. I couldn't even draw them all without it becoming ridiculous.

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1 Comment(s):
april said...
i'm really looking forward to this series of drawings!
Monday, May 26, 2008 01:05:22 PM
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