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CRYSTAL CITIES Paintings Of Imaginary Cities, Villages & Towns, Castles, Cathedrals & Churches

ROB DUNLAVEY

2011


CRYSTAL CITIES Paintings Of Imaginary Cities, Villages & Towns, Castles, Cathedrals & Churches

ROB DUNLAVEY

2011


"Work stops at sunset. Darkness falls over the building site. The sky is filled with stars. "There is the blueprint," they say." — Italo Calvino (Invisible Cities)

Crystal Cities by Rob Dunlavey

Š 2011 all rights reserved for more information, please visit my website www.robd.com


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The Crystal Cities project comprises a growing collection of over 200 drawings and paintings of colorful and artistic castles, cathedrals and cities. They are imaginary places made of lines, light, color and texture. Crystal Cities are delicate structures that reflect the imagined lives of their diverse architects, craftsmen, and inhabitants as well as their unique histories and natural environments. I started making Crystal Cities paintings in 2009. I was just playing in my sketchbook working with wax-resist crayon drawings and watercolor. I started adding different media to my tool bag: magic markers, colored pencils. ink, acrylic. collage and latex paint. I quickly adopted a basic compositional scheme. They are essentially doodles and are enjoyable graphic puzzles to make. I hope you are as enchanted as I am.


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Crystal Cities

by Rob Dunlavey Š 2011 all rights reserved


Rob Dunlavey is an artist and illustrator from Boston. His commissioned illustrations have appeared in many American magazines and newspapers. His illustrations for children are on permanent display in children’s museums in Miami, New York City and Long Island. In 2009 he exhibited Cr ystal Cities and children’s book illustrations in Paris. Rob is a prolific artist who works in different media, genres and markets. If you’d like to find out more and keep up with him, visit www.robd.com.

clockwise from bottom left: - studio still life - beach drawing, Nantucket 2009 - sketching, Cape Anne, 2009


S E L F - P U B L I S H E D

P O R T F O L I O S

OBSERVATIONS

A collection of monochromatic nature and landscape studies from my sketchbooks.

DESTINATION UNKNOWN

A graphic exploration within a limited and idiosyncratic visual vocabulary of racecars, dragsters, junkers, clunkers, hand-me-down hot rods and other assorted vehicles…

POINTY PEOPLE

Sketches and paintings of little (and some very big) people who all wear pointy hats. Other than this idiosyncracy, they’re just like you and me.

ILLUSTRATION PORTFOLIOS Two slim volumes of sketchbook work: “Character Design Portfolio” “Interior, Exterior & Abstract Background Concept Art for Book & Animation Projects”

Rob Dunlavey

Rob is an artist and illustrator from Boston. He draws lots of pictures. See them here: www.robd.com

Crystal Cities  

More Crystal Cities art from 2009 to 2011.

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