Paris Metro At Night

Paris Metro At Night by Charlie O'Shields

Tried a another quick little doodlewash of the Paris Metro. Started by using my ink pen with some gray washes and sort of preferred it in black and white, but decided I really wanted to try making the brass horn look like brass. It seems like every scene I try has some new material or texture that I’ve never painted before. Guess that’s going to happen a lot since I’m just starting out, and I enjoy each little challenge!

There’s always a lot of entertainment on the Paris Metro, whether you like it or not. I’m not a big fan of the accordion players as it’s both a bit cliché and insanely loud in such a confined space. Actually, a horn is pretty darn loud as well, now that I think of it, but this guy was quite good and managed to hold back from blasting us all out of the train and onto the tracks. I didn’t have any change to tip him, but he was the first train musician I would have considered supporting.

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9 Comments
  1. I really like it, Charlie! Nice shine on the horn too! Did you do this from a photo?

  2. artandmoondreams 2 years ago

    Love your sketching progressions and beautiful renderings. This one has a nice feel to it, can almost hear the music. Brilliantly done.

  3. kirkistan 2 years ago

    That is a great image. I really like it. I can almost hear the horn playing.

  4. waynejacques 2 years ago

    Great work Charlie. I really like the hints of color throughout.

    • Author

      Thanks so much Wayne! Appreciate that. The reference was really monochromatic so I had to look hard for the color in the shadows. 😉

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