Quick update: This is really fun to color, however the detail and my relatively short attention span are killing me right now!
The building itself is done, have to add details on another layer, as well as a glow effect for all those windows... and probably shading too, if I ever finish the town in the foreground that is, of course...
Again, I just love this picture, especially all those small details that are not more than sketched lines, but give it some sort of natural appearance.
Fiddler's Green is one place I'd really like to visit!
[Turns out that's more text than I intended... :S ]
My apologies for taking so long in returning your reply. I'm very happy that you seem to be having some fun and interesting challenges with my artwork. I am also pleased you enjoy the original sketch too. As to Fiddler's Green, I'll tell you, I might have invented the place,but I'd love to go there too!(that,and Tolkien's Shire as well!) Isn't it funny, to be home sick for a place that only exists in your mind.(sigh) But,as some philosophers have pointed out, if it can be thought of, it exists...somewhere. Have fun with this piece my friend!
Thank you my friend, There used to be some wonderful old factories back in Atlanta( before greedy corporate real estate types tore them down)they were the inspiration for this. There is still the old mill near Oakland Cemetery and the old Atlanta waterworks on Hemp hill Ave. But even better examples here in Macon that locals are trying to save or retrofit and use again!(YAY for the local Macon architecture fans and history buffs!)
It's a shame tht old building apparentl must go and not be re-used. What's odd is the current trend over here towards "Warehousing for people" where the old buildings taken down are replaced by flats in a similar style anyway! Ah well.
Good to hear that folks in your location are keeping the heritage in good, useable condition
If you ever get a chance to visit this part of the state I'd recommend Stone Mountain(near Atlanta) The Hay house in Macon(gorgeous old Mansion,beautiful brickwork and a fantastic old beastie)Plus a walking tour of downtown Macon And for pure fun Helen Georgia (lots of Bavarian,Austrian and black Forrest style chalets,real fun at Xmas and Oktoberfest,pure touristy tacky but fun!) And Savanna Georgia(tons of pre revolutionary buildings and parks)