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Forgotten Church by akreon Forgotten Church by akreon
Saint Nicholas' Church , Frombork, Poland

Drawing made to fill up some empty space on one of my school projects.

Church was founded in 1405. It was burned and plundered multiply times during the last few centuries by Poles, Germans and Swedes. After WWII it was used as a boiler station. Now apparently it's a "go-to" place for all local cats and birds when they want to die. First time in my life I had to scrub off a whole pigeon off my shoe. :|
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Ok this is my first critique so I'm trying my best so don't blame me.

I think you did really well with this picture which was so good I thought it was photography. This picture is really good and I loved how you made it look so life-like.

The tiny person holding the umbrella in the corner just ties it all in. It mixes with the picture to create an feeling of separation. I'm not sure if that was your intention but overall you did an excellent job with this picture.

I hope I did ok with this critique. Excellent work again and keep up the good work :D
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First thing I want to say-frankly, this took my breath away. It showed up in my messages, and I assumed it's a photograph at first, and just skimmed over it, planning to get back to it later. But when I actually clicked on it, read the title, and looked at the picture properly-I was blow away.

The sky-it is so fitting, somehow-and it showcases the church beautifully. It is made so perfectly, and the blue and green compliment each other perfectly.

The church has such smooth walls-there is some appealing about it. And then the girl and the fence and the plants-they seem to be radiating some mysterious light-it draws your eyes to it and your mind tries to distinguish between all the light and dark places in the trees and plants.

Then your eyes are drawn to the girl-she is standing tall. She is not afraid, or just happening to glance at the church as she is walking-she is actually staring at it with curiosity. Her yellow apparel, against the plants green, is pleasing to the eyes.

The horizontal and vertical lines going across the picture give it a sort of video-game appearance, and I can easily imagine this being a scene in a nice mystery game.

Overall, you're technique here-how you drew/painted everything is simply commendable. The fact that you've actually been there actually added to that, I believe. Your skill is amazing.

The only thing that I have to say against it is that the sort of gist of it-with a building and then a girl at the bottom right, is sort of done a lot (the umbrella has been done before, too). But you did according to your own style, and I like that.

You're piece is wonderful, and it just give me chills every time I see it, and I can just picture my self in the girls position, standing on the sidewalk, staring up at an ominous looking building, wondering what was inside-all while the rain patters on the sidewalk around me. Am I contemplating whether or not to go inside? I know the building has a story to tell-but do I dare look for it?
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SasaBralic Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
Breathtaking image ... Love the attention to detail. And I love the fact that perspective lines are still there ... makes it really unique! Jaw-dropping!
sieere Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Oh, wow! It's really a nice feeling to see a drawing of something I've been passing for almost 4years everyday until now <3 but from a different view though. Thank you for making it <3 Amazing!
hank1 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm no art critic. For me it's just a fine composition, interesting idea and well executed.
nicolasjolly Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
wow beautiful!
leoned Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
RedRoseBlue Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
It is the atmosphere captured in this subtle work that first caught my attention - the quiet desolation and loneliness of the abandoned church personified in the lone figure standing still and contemplating the building and by the ominous skyscape above. An air of melancholy pervades the scene helped by the scene of the empty street. You ask for a critique on this fine work but it seems to me you don't need us.
DenzelAJackson Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
this is a very interesting setting. to me, this seems like a wonderful place to spend time, even through a picture, it seems comforting
Silverarrow87 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012   Filmographer
Amazing! O.O
LawinPL Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Narysowałaś to?.... Niesamowite! myśałam że do fotografia.. co to za budynek ?
RuthlessWolves Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dobre! Naprawdę dobre ... :)
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