I enjoyed doing this sketch on site. It's a challenge to draw when it's so chilly, but it was fun to visit with friends who came up to see what I was doing.
Friday, October 30, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Had to sit in some important meetings this week. As usual I found myself doodling as a way of focusing my attention. And once again, I am surprised at what comes out of my pen. These sketches were unplanned. I started with the number 1 and then one thing lead to another...
Sunday, October 11, 2009
We visited Ostia Antica, the ancient port city for Rome. Ostia Antica was basically abandoned due to disease and the fact that the silt filled the harbor.
Because this drawing is a two-pager I couldn't scan the full length. Here's a picture of it.
Sitting here and drawing this scene was pure pleasure. The day was very warm, but the breeze made up for it.
Venice is an incredible place to visit. I never tire of it. We brought the seniors here and told them to go explore. They did. I found a quiet spot where I could sketch the Rialto Bridge.
If you look closely that's me in the standing between red and green awning making my sketch. If you click on the picture you will see two waiters looking at my sketch.
This is my favorite sketch of all my Rome sketches. I guess I like the straight lines and shadows. This was really fun to draw.
I always like to find a different spot to sketch things - a different point of view. After worked on this sketch I walked to the right of the Pantheon and noticed another guy sketching the same building. He had the same exact sketchbook that I had, so we shared our drawings with each other. That was cool.
Last week we were in Rome with the Class of 2010. I took the opportunity to make some sketches. This was a fast one done sitting in front of St. Peter's Basilica.
Here's a picture of me sketching. Please pardon's Sandee purse by feet - it's not mine!