Happy Monday, hope you had a good weekend!
This page and the one before took entirely too long! One of the skills I need to develop on my journey as an artist is to be able to get to the essence of a composition quickly. I'm pretty decent when I have time to noodle around on images, but eventually you get diminishing returns, and there can be so much beauty in simplicity when it's done right. Honestly I really liked my flats for this page, and while I still like it after adding the values and detail, it took so long that my buffer is completely gone! And of course, there's still so much I could rework!
Moving on, how many of you know where they are now? I know at least some of you do, but I'm not going to keep you in suspense. The bridge in the first image is the Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge in Boston, Massachusetts. It's a fairly new bridge, but I think it's pretty iconic as far as bridges go. And the second panel shows the Hilltop Steak House sign which is going north from Boston on 93. It's fairly iconic, too, enough so that even though the restaurant closed in 2013, the sign remains (for now). There's also a restaurant shaped like a ship a little more north, but I figured that would take too long to draw.
It has just occurred to me that I have lived in at least TWO east coast cities with giant cactus signs. For those of you not in the states, the east coast is NOT known for cacti. I guess people were really stoked on the idea of the wild west for a while.
See you on Wednesday!
EDIT: My dad informs me that the Hilltop Steak House sign in on Rt 1 near 95, not 93. I got it mixed up. It's been a while. XD