St. Thaddeus Monastery

#ink #sketch of the "black" #church

This ink illustration of one of the oldest standing monasteries in the world, is located in Iran‘s Western Azerbaijan Province. This monastery is also known as the Black Church. Early parts of the church were built using black and white stones, hence its name “The Black Church”. 

The illustration was initially sketches out with pencils and the outlined with a Pentel ink brush. Finer details were added using Staedtler pigment liners as well as a quill with indian ink. Finally I added ink washes to add some more depths as well as the texture in the background.

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