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Rob Figee
06-19-2011, 09:49 PM
Hi, Here is a drawing with watercolor I was asked to make for the local cafe in my village.
It is quite different from my general work, but I liked doing it. I also found out that it is possible to pick up colors from the Reference image.
Hope you like it.


06-19-2011, 11:05 PM
Very nice indeed, love the detail that you have achieved in your painting.

Rob Figee
06-19-2011, 11:50 PM
Thanks, Limey-g.
The detail is a result of my profession as an architectural illustraor. It is getting closer to architectural rendering than a free watercolor, but the client was happy with it.

06-19-2011, 11:52 PM
Lovely fine work done in the detail, not easy to do with watercolour.

06-20-2011, 12:20 AM
A very fine detailed and well painted picture, well done Rob:)

Rob Figee
06-20-2011, 12:21 AM
Thanks, Saphire, for your kind remarks.
As sight is concerned we are with the same restrictions. I have low vision since two years and use ArtRage with a magnifier to be able to see the text parts. But I found out that with some creative solutions there is more possible than one thinks!


Rob Figee
06-20-2011, 12:26 AM
Thanks, Coops.
It was fun making this part of the village buildings. I used a photograph as refence of course, so detail was not too difficult.



06-20-2011, 12:44 AM
...It is getting closer to architectural rendering than a free watercolor, but the client was happy with it.

You brought an important point Rob for commissioned work. Artists who are able to respect it are usually more successful. I have even some doubts, if the client would be happy with 'a free watercolor'

Rob Figee
06-20-2011, 01:11 AM
You are absolutely right. The client must be happy with the product.

Mike Severoff
06-20-2011, 02:04 AM
Well done!

But why draw?
You could take a photo ...

06-20-2011, 02:55 AM
Rob, this is great work and detail, like it a lot;);):):)

06-20-2011, 02:56 AM
what a stunning watercolour painting!
great work, I especially like the foliage on the right side :)

Rob Figee
06-20-2011, 06:19 AM
Thank you all for your nice comment.

06-20-2011, 07:08 AM
Love the detail. If I can point out just one thing, seeing that it is a detailed rendering take care you do the shadows realistically. The shadows of the trees on the right side are a bit thin for the volume of foliage, and perhaps the lamp pole on the right should have had a shadow visible. But I love detailed paintings and yours is excellent.

Rob Figee
06-20-2011, 08:23 PM
Thanks for your reaction. You are right, the shadows are a bit thin.
I had them darker as well as the road, then decided it was too dark, selected the whole road and made them brighter. That should not have happened to the shadows.