Having an Amsterdam good time


After receiving EZ Forge on Tuesday, I’m having fun and learning a lot about the GF and Illustrator. A layered Amsterdam scene below.

What did I learn from this? Don’t try to use the GF interface to scale accurately! I also learned I can cut through 1/2 inch plywood as long as I don’t mind charred edges! :slight_smile:


Very cool idea!


Thanks, but I think I stole it. I saw a similar post a couple days ago. The poster didn’t go into how they did the layers but I’m guessing it was like this :slight_smile: My wife had the idea to make it a day/night scene option :slight_smile:


What a nice feel to your art. Makes me want to go enjoy a wedge of my Reypenaer cheese.

Are the tan windows drawn or engraved?


Very cute!


How pretty! It’s great to pick up a technique and make it your own! :grinning:


Turned out really great. I’m loving the art style!

And your username!


I too like your style. My wife has been after me for a layered piece. It’s on the list.


Looks great! sadly, almost no stars can be seen from Amsterdam street levels due to light pollution.


The tan windows are engraved. My wife originally wanted me to use the GF to engrave the windows over the acrylic paint, but I didn’t want to mess with placement. It would have been easier if I hadn’t used the GF interface to reduce the size of the image…




Thanks! We were there for a few days in 2016 and really enjoyed the city ( and the windmill village – Zaanse Schans!). Can’t say I noticed the lack of stars at the time as I was too mesmerized by the city itself, but in retrospect I can see that it would be a problem.


I lived there for 18 years (just moved out a year ago) It is a beautiful city but I’m glad I left.


Your artwork is charming to view. Hope to see more of it!