T is for Toronto #AtoZchallenge

First off… I actually did T for Toronto the first time I ever did A to Z challenge on my Kelworth Files blog!

I did several drawings on a recent road trip which included 2 days in Toronto. Landscape drawing isn’t something I’m very familiar with, because there are so many details and it’s hard to focus on enough of them to present a convincing picture, but I do like some of these:

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As it says, this was done on Ward’s Island, one of the islands close to downtown on Lake Ontario, and looking at the CN tower and the nearby downtown skyline.

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Still on the island. Trees are hard to draw!

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I especially wanted to visit Cedarvale Park, which I knew would be important for my urban fantasy novel. (Tricia is the main character.)

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And this was drawn months after my visit, using a photo and trying to copy my impressions from that. I combined negative space with a sort of “blurring” effect for the letters, of just drawing the general outline of several letters at once instead of individual letter shapes.

Here’s the photo:

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And a few other comparison photos:

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(I think that’s the same tree… not 100% sure…)

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