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This is my sketch on canvas paper of Castle Neuschwanstein in Bavaria, which I entitled, "Our Dream Home," c.2006, because it is such an awesome structure that has endured for years,...even throughout the two world wars. This home was built by King Ludwig II form his own fortune and often described as "crazy"...wouldn't it cool to be living in the castle that Disneyland based their castle on back in the day?

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Stefani Wehner 13 Mar 2015

Standing ovation for this pencil work, Mark!

Artist Reply: I will take a standing O!...since I haven't had one of those since I was a member of the Atlanta Shakespeare Company! In fact, I did a pencil portrait of one of my comedian friends tonight and it turned out great! Thanks!

Natalie Eckman 25 Feb 2015

WOW!!! Love your detail of everything in this piece. And yes...i would love to live in a castle such as this :)

Artist Reply: Hi Natalie! thanks for your compliment on my details, because I really strive to give my sketches a realistic look. We get all of our family and artist friends and move into the castle as soon as it goes up for sail again!! lol

marie-claire gallet 25 Feb 2015

WOW, what a gorgeous pencil work!!! This famous castle is sooo beautiful!!!

Artist Reply: I love it as well, marie-claire. It is a beautiful castle that sits so well in the Bavarian Mountains and it truly is "gorgeous." Thanks for your compliment,...I always appreciate your feedback, marie-claire. For you, Mark

Will Kirkland 24 Feb 2015

Mark: Wow! Talk about detail, this is really it. Congratulations. Best regards, Will

Artist Reply: Thanks so much for your generous feedback Will. This has been my family joke for years, but wouldn't it be cool to at least spend two weeks in this monstrosity of beauty...and you know I love to do the detailed pieces. They just don't make castles like this anymore, with exception of Disneyland and we all love Disney in our families.