The Night Sky Over Brooklyn

March 12, 2012 § 6 Comments

Recently, I was commissioned to illustrate a passage of a beautiful short story, written by the patron’s sister. Pictured below is the finished artwork, with the Aquarius constellation in the sky.

The Night Sky Over Brooklyn, Watercolor and Gouache on Paper, 5 x 7, 2012

For this piece, I made several preliminary drawings, both physical and digital, to work out the composition and desired color palette.  I especially enjoyed including the Williamsburg Savings Bank Building to the skyline, as when I lived in Brooklyn, it was the grandiose centerpiece out my living room window.

Thumbnail Drawings in Sketchbook, Graphite on Paper, 2012

Preliminary Drawing, Digital, 2012

Night Sky Over Brooklyn, Digital Color Study, 2012

Pictured below, two detail shots of the finished piece to show the texture of the gouache.

Night Sky Over Brooklyn, Detail 1

Night Sky Over Brooklyn, Detail 2

 

To see more of my artwork, please visit MikeSchultzPaintings.com.

 

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