This is a piece done based on the writing of Paige Belisle for the Graphic Flash event at SUNY Oswego. It also functioned as scenery practice for me, as I have never spent more than a few minutes drawing scenery in my illustrations... I think I was moderately successful, although the perspective on the fountain has issues. Thoughts apprpeciated!

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SUNY? No shit, I went to Alfred State!

The varied perspectives are very interesting here, reminds me of some late cubism and your rendering is pretty solid. It feels as though a few places, especially the scene in the middle, are lacking a little in detail though.

Zhon responds:

Sweet deal. Nice to meet another New Yorker. I know someone that went to Alfred - small world.

I didn't look at the perspective like that, that's an interesting observation. Since they're different scenes though I'd distance it from the concept of cubism.

Funny you mention the middle scene lacking detail - I always felt that was the most detailed, with the bottom one lacking the most.

Anyway, thanks for the words and stuff!

This is brilliant! Despite the issues you're claiming, this picture yields so much to discover. From the perspective to the stone(?) figure in the right, that seems to make this set so lifeless yet shows some of the only signs for life. Right over to that composition of the three beams emanating from the woman's shade. The "arc" in the lower section somehow got my attention, since it reminded me (I'm not on drugs, mind you) of a colourless rainbow. The restaurant scene in the middle has such a nice warm glow to it. For me, it functions like a glimpse into a story untold, which is actually, what this picture is all about. It's totally comic style and the three beams remind me of comic panels. The oval form in which you set all three of them makes up for a speech bubble.
I'm not completely sure if I go with the grey background, but that thing never stopped me from instant adding to favorites.
I don't even know the source you created this from, but I rest on what I find in it.
Thanks for this awesome picture, BSE

Zhon responds:

I appreciate your kind words. My roots as an artist are in comics, so I wanted to incorporate that into this illustration - I'm glad you noticed it. Although I do agree that the grey background is unfitting. It really distracts the eye, and not in a good way.

Wish I could find the writing that it is based on to share as well. Anyway, thanks for the review!

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