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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Italian Architecture

Quick sketches using Noodler inks and watercolour working from stills on a DVD.

Attempting to simplyfy difficult architecture in preparation for my Italian trip next year so I can work fast and get as much into my sketchbooks as possible during the proposed day trips.

I imagine the ink sketches above will be particularly useful for super quick sketches or sketches where I have to stand as they require no watercolour, just the flick of a water brush to produce a few values. I'll certainly be taking more than one Lamy Safari pen with me, more than one coloured ink.


Joan Sandford-Cook said...

We must have both been uploading our Italian sketches at the same time. Yours look wonderful with just one practice. As you say, I need to simplify, but then I can't see me going in for such quantity of works when we are out there. Luv J - miss you already.

Sandra said...

Super sketches! I'm curious to know - how long did each one take you?

moez ketepo said...

hi anita!compliments:love your usual!italian architecture changes a lot from one region to another..but hope you find more images to show us! ^-^ (Naples or Sicily too..for example are full of interesting details)

Serena said...

Lovely sketches, Anita! A great idea to sketch from DVD stills...must try that ~ :)

Anais said...

Fantastic practices, Anita! I'm sure they'll be very useful for quick sketches in your next trip to Italy
Good work

SKIZO said...

Thank you for sharing
This fabulous work with us
Good creations

Anita Davies said...

Thank you all!

Sandra...approx 10-15 mins