It has to be close to a year since I first started this drawing of the inside of the Byrd Theater. I know it's been a long time because when I decided to finish it this week, I couldn't find the original photo I was referencing :( But with the assistance of images that I found here and here, I was able to piece together most of what I remembered. Here is how it turned out!
I absolutely LOVE The Byrd Theater. It's been my favorite Richmond landmark for years, and each time I go I'm still amazed that this place only charges $1.99 for a ticket. It's seriously breathtaking. Did you know that chandelier weighs over TWO TONS? Or that it holds over 5,000 crystals? Or that it was the FIRST theater in Virginia to receive a sound system? If you haven't had the chance to go to the Byrd, pleeeeeease please go. I promise you'll love it. And if you're feeling extra adventurous, schedule your Christmas Eve there. Ben and I went last year and watched It's a Wonderful Life, sang Christmas carols with hundreds of strangers and basically drowned ourselves in all the warm and fuzzies. This place is magical, which is why when my original drawing of it sells - 50% of the profit will go straight to the Byrd Foundation to help with renovations (and yes, get us one step closer to comfier seats)!
I drew this with micron pens in purple, on light gray paper. Next I decided it should be framed with something classy and a little ornate. I found this frame at Michaels and loved it, but wasn't a huge fan of how the cream looked against the pale gray of the paper.
I whipped out my paints and got to work using Americana Chalky Finish Paint in "Relic" + a Light Satin Varnish and now it looks so much better!
This framed original drawing of the inside of the Byrd Theater is for sale for $250 with FREE shipping.
Click HERE to purchase!
50% OF THE PROFIT FOR THIS DRAWING WILL GO TO
THE BYRD FOUNDATION TO HELP WITH RENOVATIONS!!
That means when you buy this framed original work of art, you are extra wonderful :)
& Same goes for The Byrd Theater print:
Learn more about the Byrd by clicking HERE.
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