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Torino, May 2nd, 2018, 6:22 pm ( Reply )

- We have two nice historical photos here. I still feel guilty and wish my art was good enough to reproduce them, but on the other hand they give a sense of reality. Plus that photo of Sydney in the early 30s is so amazing to me. From the angle its hard to tell, but the Harbour Bridge hasnt completed construction yet. Its likely that it might be a year or so off the 1930 exactly, but it was too good to not use. http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/news/2010/08/gallery-the-plague-in-historical-sydne y/how-the-plague-almost-demolished-the-rocks_image9
The other one is a photo of Phar Lap winning the Randwick Plate in Sydney, 1930. http://www.nma.gov.au/collections/highlights/phar-lap I also wondered how to best show this and opted for tracing the horses in the photo.
If I ever had time, it would be nice to try and draw both these photos from scratch. Unfortunately I don't have time, and if I want to get these pages finished at all I have to make compromises. But using the real photos does make an interesting contrast in the things that are real and the things that are dramatized.

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Sparkle-eyed Mel and Canberra are truly adorable.

I really like the panel layout in this one, especially the use of dark transitioning to light and the panel of the running horse-legs.

I also very much like the way that the looming buildings and bridges and obscured-eyed citizens in the first panel create an almost cinematic sense of drama.

I want to go to a horse race now...

posted by L (Guest) on May 2nd, 2018, 9:34 pm

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@L: I agree with all of that :D

posted by Mastakazam (Guest) on September 23rd, 2018, 2:27 am

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