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St. Basil’s Cathedral

One of my most favorite drawings is one I did three months ago.  It is a drawing of St. Basil’s Cathedral.  St. Basil’s Cathedral is located in Moscow Russia.  Ivan the Terrible ordered this cathedral to be built; they started the project in 1555 and finished six years later in 1561.  I thought this would be a very interesting and beautiful drawing so I started drawing it; and now I am glad I did.  Below is the picture of St. Basil’s Cathedral:

Original Picture

Below is the picture I have drawn:

Drawn Picture

For this picture I used a variety of tools.  The pencils I used are 2H, HB, 3B and 6B.  I also used a kneadable eraser and a regular eraser.  For the blending and softening I used a small, medium and large blending tool.  For this picture I used the graph method so I could pick up all of the close, small details.  This cathedral is one of the prettiest I have ever seen.