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There is certainly a lot more that can go wrong in a cityscape, than in a landscape. It goes back to that old adage about painting organic vs inorganic forms. If you paint an apple, you can take liberties with its shape, you can be downright wrong and it may look fine. If you paint a baseball it must be perfectly round.
The rules of perspective can really make painting cityscapes a challenge. I admire how artists like Ken Auster and William Wray do it. They really abstract out architecture shapes nicely.
Trees, grass, and all that organic stuff... give me machines and human structures any day! Like Ed, love a lot of what The Painter of Blight paints. Well...maybe I'm being a wee bit flippant here, but I do like urbanscapes, and I think you handle them deftly Mr. T.
Yep. drawing is absolutely critical in a cityscape. A building out of perspective just looks like it's falling down, where as a tree out of perspective still can look good.More difficult, is breaking rules of perspective and still making it look like the building is not falling down. Too bad there's no formula for that!
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