Jim Louden

contributor to 1 poster

  • Past a Sagging Gate


    Past a Sagging Gate

    What was hard was, I tried to illustrate the city at night, but when I took my reference pictures, it was daylight. I couldn't take good quality pictures at night, because it's dark. So I had to go in the day, take pictures, then go back at night to see what the streetlights were doing. I couldn't follow the exact photos. I had to figure it out.

    I don't go downtown much, so I just picked one of the more popular streets. I thought it would be busy. But when I went, around 10 p.m., it was very, very quiet. I would not say cold and desolate, just very calm.

    I like that the piece is kind of abstract. The moon is obviously bigger than it's supposed to be. It's realistic, but it isn't. So maybe it makes people think a little more.