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Great Hall Toronto

By annsquare
A piece that I'm quite proud of from last August - Great Hall in Toronto.  The condos looming behind this beautiful heritage building is meant to represent the rapid development and how it threatens to displace cultural sites around the city.  

The sketch was done with pencil on paper, and I colored in Photoshop with the lasso and gradient tools. 

Reference image: torontoist.com/attachments/Ann…
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Sameore's avatar

The beauty of architectural structures, with their geometrical shape...

I like the mix of warm tones in front, and colder tones in the background! :)

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I love the style and coloring :)

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demihime's avatar

Really awesome sketch! The colors really make it eye-catching and fun~!

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I love the energy of this picture! Great message, too. Having the condos look more like vague outlines and the Great Hall more detailed helps create the contrast you were going for, as well as the colours. 
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Thank you!  I love how the energy came out too!
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I've kinda got that feeling too--we're building too many new buildings too fast, and if it keeps up we won't realize what we lost until it's gone. You can't undemolish those grand old structures, so we have to preserve what we still have left!
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Indeed! Thanks for stopping by 😊
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I saw your post in the thumbnail share. This is absolutely gorgeous! I can’t wait to check out the rest of your gallery.

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Thank you! Appreciate your taking a look around!
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Love the colours!
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