Zirma: 90 - 97
Anastasia: 98 - 105
Continuing my thumbnails, I come to the last of Calvino’s cities: Zirma. This time, I tried a different way of painting – laying down all the background tones and then blocking on top. I thought the end result would be good, however I was actually unsatisfied with it. This led me to actually outline and highlight small details in a white colour, which dramatically improved the thumbnails. I like the inverse effect and sharp little details the lighter colour gives. My favourites for the city of Zirma are #90, #95 and #97. I like the perspective and composition of the drawings. I believe #93 and #94 could use improvement as they don’t really fully show the city.
The sketched black and white section goes back to the first city: Anastasia. I wanted to explore this city again as this was the very first ones I attempted, plus with the freedom I've learned when it comes to thumbnails, I wanted to attempt them again. I’m not sure of this different technique I used to draw the cities – it looks quite messy, yet they resemble the style I used when i drew in pen and shaded with Promarkers. I think they could all do with some improvement, but I was happy to let the pen flow and see what happens.