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Downtown Chicago Skyline Pen & Ink Drawing #243Z

Downtown Chicago skyline pen & ink drawing by Condren.

Chicago skyline #741B pen & ink drawing is a close-up cityscape view of a dense area of downtown Chicago Loop. The Chicago Loop is the “corporate architecture hub” of the city of Chicago. The northwest corner of the famous “Chicago Loop” has a sharp 90 degree curve.

Key elements:

Focus has been on the shade and shadows created by the structures rather than the architectural detailing. The line work is fresh and loose permitting the viewer to focus on the drawing. putting emphasize on tight delineation will defeat the purpose of the drawing.

Chicago River

The Chicago River used to empty into Lake Michigan, but early in the 20th century it was reversed. Upon entering the river from Lake Michigan, you travel about 9 city block to where you encounter a fork in the river. This forms the north and south branches of the Chicago River.

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