Chicago Skyline Pen & Ink Drawing At Sunset #752A


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#752A with JPEG & PDF scans.



Chicago Skyline Pen & Ink Drawing At Sunset #752A

Chicago skyline #752A pen & ink at sunset is by artist Stephen F. Condren, BFA-SAIC with JPEG¬† & PDF scans. This pen & ink drawing is of Chicago at the early stages because of the sunset. The day is very cloudy and filled with cumulus clouds. My focus on the drawing was the skyline juxtaposed with the clouds. I, therefore, of course was interested in the landscape but it plays a minor role in the composition of the drawing. The landscaping’s most important task is to support the skyline.

I have used a fine tip pen for executing the drawing with works well. There is a minimum use of cross-hatching because there is little need for dark shade and shadows in Chicago Skyline #752A. The key to understanding the drawing are the hatching and cross-hatching lines. It is this aspect of the drawing that brings out all of the dramatic effects that make a work of art so interesting.

Pen & Ink

  • Black
  • Thin
  • Sharp

The ink is black and the line weight is thin so a to make a sharp image for Chicago Skyline #752A


  • Dusk
  • Twilight

The pen & ink uses a series of hatching and cross-hatching to bring out the darkness for Chicago Skyline #752A.

JPEG & PDF Scans

  • Formats
  • Images

JPEG & PDF files are image formats used to make scans for Chicago Skyline #752A.


The perspective of Chicago Skyline #752A is from the northwest just past Western Avenue. From here you can see Trump Tower, 875 N. Michigan Avenue (for John Hancock Center), and Willis Tower. The Aon Center is here but lower because of the incline of the horizon plane and rest just to the left of Trump Tower in the center of the drawing.

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Chicago Skyline #752A pen & ink drawing at sunset with JPEG & PDF scans.

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