Friday, 12 April 2013

Drawings from Italy 12

Last post on the Italy drawings - Airport/Airplane drawings on the way there and back!

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Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Drawings from Italy, 11


A couple of my favourites today. Beach in Capri as it says on the bottom of the image on the left, and on the right, some ruins drawn in Pompeii - which is an amazing place and I was looking forward to actually sitting in it and drawing something. These gardens were perfect as it felt like a city healing itself after hundreds of years: an opulent, flowering garden amidst the ruined columns.

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Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Drawings from Italy 10


While I was in Italy, I bought a Moleskine watercolour's the best sketchbook I have ever bought! A landscape book, I found it difficult to not draw across a double page spread. I was also able to adapt a style I had been experimenting with at the time, which is to add black ink lines on top of the watercolour drawing.

These were drawn poolside in our hotel in Sorrento!

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Monday, 8 April 2013

Drawings from Italy part 9

Here's a sketchbook study of a church facade in Umbria. We were traveling back from a vineyard and stopped off on the way back to the hotel for some insect repellant. Strangely, there was a convenience store and a chemist next to a huge church! It was an unusual sight especially in the middle of fields!

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Sunday, 7 April 2013

Drawings from Italy 8

Studies of pool side bathers!

Umbria, Italy.

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Saturday, 6 April 2013

Drawings from Italy 7

First of some colour images today. Studies drawn from inside the Colosseum in Rome and a view from the train window of Mount Vesuvius as we passed it en route to Sorrento.

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Friday, 5 April 2013

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Drawings from Italy 5

Lazy days!

Just saw this...

...weird looking guy walked passed my window and had to sketch him!

Turns I was right to suspect.. this has just resulted in a little argument and a fight outside my house!

Just added a spot of colour to the image above... I lost the pen for my tablet and so couldn't be bothered to be accurate! Looks quite good though...will let you decide ;)

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Drawings from Italy4

One of my favourite times to draw is on the train. This guy proved to be a particularly good model!

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Drawings from Italy3

Today's drawings come from the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel! I have always wanted to see Michelangelo's famous mural and I was moved to tears. From an artistic standpoint I want to add! You couldn't take photos from inside the Chapel so I did what I do best...and drew! The two sketchbook pages came together quite seamlessly in Photoshop!

Monday, 1 April 2013

Honeymoon in Italy part2

Honeymoon in Italy, August 2012. Here are some beachy bathers!