"Glint Crack" Paint on thin canvas
"Morning in Fedsburgh" fine point Sharpie and colored pencil on paper
I made the point of emphasis at the lower left interest intersection. To complete this I used a gradual darkening from front to back toward my vantage point. I made use of texture with the brick pattern on my front right building and the cracks in the sidewalk. The seams make it feel like there is depth and richness to those surfaces. I used color to acheive a similar effect as shading. By mixing colors with their neutrals, darker analogous colors, or their complements, I created darker hues at the bottoms, edges, and rears of buildings and other objects. Technically I have a very small amount of negative space, however, the A sides of my front two buildings have so little detail they are almost negative space. This is not a detriment to the work, though, because it helps accentuate the point of emphasis, as the positive space appears denser further back.