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Original Design for a Hilltop Village by Built4ever Original Design for a Hilltop Village by Built4ever
I went back in my sketch collection and found a nice sketch of an Italian village, done on toned Canson paper with touches of white and reddish/terra cotta, done from an old black and white photo. I found a new piece of the same paper, did a quick 5 minute re-sketch of the basic forms, and took it from there. This one is much more elaborate, and quite different. Only the "spirit" of the first sketch remains.

Part of the "Infinite Village" project, this segment of the village goes through a warm climate zone with significant hills and mesas. I imagined all the roof material is the same color to unify the roofscape. Exteriors have some stucco finishes, in white and tan, and maybe a little brick and stone. There's a public plaza to the right with a fountain. Small streams and waterfalls can be found throughout.

Technique: A rare pencil sketch on toned paper! I don't do them enough anymore. I use Canson paper and cut it to size to fit in a binder easily. Pencils include 2H to 2B. I used white and terra cotta red watercolor to add accents. This kind of limited palette gives a nice effect, emphasizing the beautiful and varied roofscape. Finally, I added a few details and accents with a Micron brown ink pen with a very fine tip.
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hk4ever Mar 19, 2014  Student General Artist
It looks so serene and detailed. I love it.
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Yes. Not exactly New York City.
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GroudonMcL Jan 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I love this!!! Reminds me of a place I visited in Portugal :3
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:iconbuilt4ever:
I haven't been there yet, but I did Southern Spain...
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arsheesh Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is lovely!
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hayzy Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! :wave:

You beautiful work is featured  here hayzy.deviantart.com/journal/R…

Have a nice day!:sun:
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Ahria Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi there, I love this village and would like to use the layout in a book I am writing (or trying to) would you consider me using the layout?  Thanks it is an awesome picture.
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:iconbuilt4ever:
I'm sure it's not a problem. Digital book or are you aiming for a printed book? 
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Ahria Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hoping for printed I am old fashioned that way :)
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