Sometimes, to really appreciate the beauty of a city, you have to wait until after dark, when artificial lights illuminate apartment windows, ornate facades and other buildings. Artist based in Ukraine Nikita Busyak shines a light on the magic of architecture at night in his continuing series of ‘light’ sketches.
These drawings capture a variety of intricate buildings in pen and ink using precise linework and shading techniques. Next, Busyak imbues his art with an intimate vibe by photographing each room in dim lighting and digitally manipulating windows, signage, and any other light sources with soft lighting. This subtle effect creates a captivating atmosphere in the sketches, as if these 2D drawings are inhabited.
Busyak started this series with the classic yellow lights you see so often in building windows. However, as he expanded the series, the artist found more innovative ways to use his clever technique. One of his most recent designs, for example, depicts a mountain motel with a vintage neon sign. Busyak took the opportunity to color the text of the signage with vibrant orange and green hues, which stand out against the shaded page of the sketchbook.
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Artist Nikita Busyak creates incredible drawings of buildings and adds light effects to windows.
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