Distant urban texture

Two sketches looking West towards the Suleymaniye Mosque from the terrace of the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul. Once I’d drawn the key buildings I added an approximation of the city’s texture all around them (roofs, domes, chimneys, walls etc) not having the time or patience to capture the actual detail. I think this is a bit like ‘greebling’, but different.

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Water-brush with Lexington grey, watercolour, A6

About Ed Mostly

Enthusiastic daily sketcher based in Bath Uk
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6 Responses to Distant urban texture

  1. Joe Baderan says:

    Very nice painting.
    Thanks for the link to the Troggs video.

    • Ed Mostly says:

      Thanks. (The Troggs were contemporaries of your favourites The Easybeats, sometimes appearing on the same TV shows, and their hairdos are strikingly similar!)

      • acflory says:

        Hi Ed. Troggs? That does ring a bell you know… Oh! Just did a quick check – Wild Thing! How could I forget that iconic song. Thanks for reminding me Ed. 😀

  2. Quite nice work! As a fellow artist, bravo!

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