Friday, June 17, 2011

House No. 168: Bavarian Castle

House No. 168: Bavarian Castle
ink and paint on paper
11 in. x 5.5 in.
168/365; 06/17/11

Today's house is a drawing based on Castle Neuschwanstein in Bavaria, which was built by King Ludwig II in the late nineteenth century. While working on more houses based in fairy tales, I have been studying more fantasy architecture and like to sketch these structures to learn about them and get ideas.

I was first introduced to Castle Neuschwanstein by the movie Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. I recently bought that movie on DVD, and I have to confess that I still love it. I'm a sucker for musicals and Dick Van Dyke, what can I say.

The paper that I drew on here was a scrap scavenged from my classroom before it was thrown away. It came with the paint on it, and I liked fitting the castle into the paint. I used the blue streaks for the rock cliffs and the clouds.


  1. Those blue streaks are wonderful, as is the whole piece.

    You do such fine work, Madonna.

  2. I am just enchanted by your repurposing of art class scrap. <3