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I Draw Famous Cities From My Memory
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I Draw Famous Cities From My Memory

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The city fascinates me, no it totally absorbes me, actually it excites me to such degree that I feel like spending hours, days, weeks and sometimes months recreating in fine detail my impressions of all great cities I’ve visited.

Mainly from memory, I reconstruct whole cities in pen and ink and not a single little detail is lost on me: streetlights, subway entrances, shopfronts, park benches, yes, even curtains in windows. None of it is left out so I can reproduce as much as possible the same sensation I had when walking through the places which hold my fascination even long after I’ve left. I must admit I do make sketches in pen or watercolour on the spot sometimes if I get stuck and in case of an creative emergency I resort to photographic material, but only as a support.

New York above all, but also Rome, London, Budapest, Paris, Amsterdam, Florence and many, many other places provide me with an endless amount of images and perspectives fit for reproduction or to be used in imaginary but highly realistic metropolises which could actually exist.

Below you can see a few examples of my work. Enjoy!

More info: stefanbleekrode.exto.org

I reconstruct whole cities in pen and ink and not a single little detail is lost

Spacca Napoli, Naples

New York

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Centro Storico, Italy

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Parisian Boulevard At Night

Village In Cinque Terre

Vienna, Austria

Washington Square In New York

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Berne, Switzerland

Evening In Paris

New York City At Night

Shard tower By The River Thames

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Bucharest, Romania

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My Imaginary American City

Broadway And 5th In Manhattan

My Invented Metropolis By The Sea

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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Amazing. I can't even remember if I had took the trash out.

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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Many thanks to all for the positive comments and attention! It's a great boost to make new drawings, which will be even more intricatr than the ones posted here!

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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Amazing. I can't even remember if I had took the trash out.

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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Many thanks to all for the positive comments and attention! It's a great boost to make new drawings, which will be even more intricatr than the ones posted here!

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