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Desert Stop by JamesObert Desert Stop by JamesObert
All done!.
I wanted to get away from the portraits and do something a little different. I found this photo on the net and liked it right away. The copyright free reference photo by Highsmith, Carol M. can be found at the Library of Congress at this link: www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2010…

I changed the sign in front of the Model A and omitted a Route 66 sign on the store to make it a bit more local to Tucson. I also left out the TV antenna on the roof and changed the handicapped sign (designed by Susanne Koefoed in 1968) to avoid dating the picture. I left the neighborhood watch sign the same only because it wasn't really legible from that distance.

The drawing will be submitted to the jury of a charity art sale that will benefit a ranch in the Tucson area. Let's all cross our fingers. 
If its a no, I'll keep it and hang it on the wall above my drawing table.

Graphite (Cretacolor Monolith Wood-less) on Canson Paper 
14X20
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:iconmauzis:
MAUZIS Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
a great job !! I am impressed with the ground, it looks very real
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professorwagstaff Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
Hey James, awesome drawing. Like it a lot.
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Steve2656 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing work
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:icon1881art:
1881art Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Nice work!
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:iconjamesobert:
JamesObert Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. You've done some great stuff as well. How tough was it to get into Mescal? I know you used to  have to have at least 10 people and schedule it.
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1881art Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
It has been a couple of years but I don't think it was that hard to get in. I think all you have to do is call Old Tucson Studios and get the tour times.
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WhizzieWhizzer Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
wow awesome work James, love the contrast & the rustic subjects, brilliant............. geez I wish I had drawn this...... love it
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JamesObert Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks man. Not the greatest capture of the drawing. I had it professionally photographed for any future prints. We'll see what the interest is there.

Been a fan of your work for some time. Brilliant stuff.
I see you also use graphite powder. Not easy but I prefer it for several reasons. Never tried the carbon powder...that's next.
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WhizzieWhizzer Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
hey  cool James.......
yeah the powder is great covering large area's fast..............
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:iconlord-makro:
Lord-Makro Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
Superb!!!
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:iconjamesobert:
JamesObert Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks.
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:iconeiriasapysbryd:
EiriasApYsbryd Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
wow! really beautiful :)
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:iconmirodesign:
MiroDesign Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent !!! Clap 
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:iconjamesobert:
JamesObert Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. Incredible gallery you got there as well.
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:iconmirodesign:
MiroDesign Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome...and thank you. 
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:iconblanket86:
blanket86 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so amazing. Very interesting and beautiful work!
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:iconjamesobert:
JamesObert Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You have a very impressive gallery yourself.
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:iconfaerywing:
FaeryWing Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful piece, Jim! Definitely Advanced;) Love all the detail and textures. It should do very well in the art sale.
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:iconjamesobert:
JamesObert Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. We shall see. ;)
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:iconulltraz:
ulltraz Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
fantastic job!!!Love 
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:iconjamesobert:
JamesObert Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you ;)
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:iconulltraz:
ulltraz Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
you are welcome!!!Love 
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:iconoxyvia:
Oxyvia Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
Very good drawing.
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:iconjamesobert:
JamesObert Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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:iconannakoutsidou:
annakoutsidou Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Aww you did finished it James ! :D It's really so amazing ! Great work on the details !!! :hug:
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:iconjamesobert:
JamesObert Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Anna. It nice to be done with it. Dropped it off at the framers this morning.
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annakoutsidou Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Aw i'm sure it must be looking wonderful in a frame hanging on a wall :D
It is a pleasure dear :hug:
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danielag82 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful :clap:
still looking for the cute cowboy ;)
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:iconjamesobert:
JamesObert Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You still don't see him? i5.photobucket.com/albums/y187…
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danielag82 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hehehehehe :thumbsup: 
you need a faster horse cowboy ;) 
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JamesObert Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha....yeah
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vektr230 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yeah man, you got it.
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:iconvektr230:
vektr230 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is great! it really is.

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:iconjamesobert:
JamesObert Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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TheTargFairy Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks incredible. I think you did a marvelous job maintaining the overall light level. It's very comfortable to look at.
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:iconjamesobert:
JamesObert Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. Making the right side of the building slightly darker while still maintaining detail was a juggling act but I think it came out OK.
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heartinart Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I thought it was a photo!! Excellent! Bravo!!
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:iconjamesobert:
JamesObert Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well that how it started anyway. Ha. Thank you.
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:iconjohnandrewsmith:
JohnAndrewSmith Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
Awesome work. I can see how much effort you put into this by the high quality and detail.
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:iconjamesobert:
JamesObert Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. Yeah, detail was very important to me here.
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:iconleopoldtwo:
leopoldtwo Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
thats so realistic o:....
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:iconjamesobert:
JamesObert Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The time at the drawing table paid of then. Thank you.
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:iconleopoldtwo:
leopoldtwo Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
it sure did :p
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:iconeirol87:
eirol87 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
fantastic work, very realistic! :)
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:iconjamesobert:
JamesObert Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you much.
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eirol87 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you are very much welcome good sir! :)
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GregDiNapoli Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Great work.
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:iconjamesobert:
JamesObert Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. The lines are quite as straight as some of the architecture in your drawings but I think upkeep or lack the of played a factor here.
Great light houses by the way. Nice work.
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GregDiNapoli Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much. I love drawing architecture, hope to get to your level one day. Keep up the great work.
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UmbraAtramentum Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thats a very professional piece of work right there, amazing.
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