Get Back to School with Redbubble – Shop Here! or Win Stuff Here!

2373 views by 22 June 2014

SOLD: kids tee 11/11/13;

Traveling with a pen and sketchbook and committed to capturing images this way takes some adjustments. First, one must have a very patient and agreeable travel partner, which I do. Second, one must never be too concerned about drawing conditions… or even the eventual quality of the sketch. So it better be something one enjoys doing, and I do.
This pen and ink drawing in my Tru-rite Sketch Diary (one of my very first sketchbooks) 9″×6″ was done in 1998 on a trip to Italy. We stopped for a rest from extensive walking at the Hotel Lungarno on the banks of the Arno. They had a patio with comfortable chairs looking south to the Ponte Vechio. It’s a complicated view which I knew shortly into the drawing would never be very good, but it does capture some essential qualities of this famous bridge.
Earlier today I promised Dave I’d load a sketch, this isn’t the one I thought of then, but it is of buildings. ;-)))

Just in case anyone reads this and wishes to see more of this artist’s works from his 3 RB sites, then you can CLICK ON the “FIRST TAG” below (jlh designs) and there’ll be pages of his artistic expressions! Enjoy ;-)))


jlh designs, europe, firenze, florence, italy, pen and ink, ponte vecchio, sketch, travel, international travel, james lewis hamilton, fun, d light, fast draw, sketchbook, iphones, ipads, icovers, i covers, cases, italy tees, italia tees, eu tees, europe tees, euopean totes, firenze tees, trip totes, travel pillows, cool, bridges, international tees, beautiful, awesome, fantastic, brilliant, sold

A persona who has apparently lived a relatively long, varied and eclectic life. My Red Bubble portfolios reflect my seeming persona… and IF there’s any veracity to these reflections then some sense of HUMOUR and enjoyment should be PRESENT!
‘Ola!’ ;~}}}

View Full Profile


  • banrai
    banraiover 4 years ago

    fine one James

  • thanks

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 4 years ago

    Your cohosts,
    Cee and Chris

  • Shylie Edwards
    Shylie Edwardsover 4 years ago

    yes great marks..i lke it!!yes Venice is lovely!!

  • thanks, Shylie!!!

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelover 4 years ago

    hi, I am truely sorry to have to reject the above card from the Creative Card group .. the reason is the black border is smaller at the bottom of the card than the top, if you can change it please then submit the card again

  • Yeah!!! A fussy replacement for Owlspook… thought it could never happen (BIG smile)… welcome…AND, I’ll pay closer attention! Thanks ;-)))

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • AND, now looking… I realized I didn’t follow the basic Owlspook rule…“look at the actual card on RB before loading to groups!”
    With you on board as CC host, I’ll just have to remember!!!

    – James Lewis Hamilton

    BLYTHARTover 4 years ago

    In the 18th Century, the Tyne Bridge linking Newcastle with Gateshead (near us in England) had houses on it, but I have never seen a modern-day bridge with houses on – this is cool!

  • I don’t think this is very modern day… so historic that even the Nazi’s didn’t blow it up as they did their retreat up the boot… giving the Allies a time advantage as they dashed north!

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • madvlad
    madvladover 4 years ago

    thata nicea bridge jimbo- u iz a good artisto-

  • but I’ve gotten over most of the ‘crat’ aspects….
    You still staying inside outa the misery of cold weather?

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • Joanne Jackson
    Joanne Jacksonover 4 years ago

    Saw lots of nice shops on this bridge in Florence when I was there in 2000, mostly tourist items but some very expensive jewelry and art as well. Thanks for a nice memory, James! Lovely sketch!

  • Thanks Joanne… we had a great time… walking every where and falling into bed at night… so much to see, so much to draw… and best such great food!

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • Barbara Cliff
    Barbara Cliffover 4 years ago

    Somehow sketches stick in the memory much more than photos —lovely to have such a collection

  • Barbara, I so agree… yet we’re about to leave for a trip and I’m taking my fairly new point and shoot digital camera… I’ll see how that feels! thanks for stopping by!

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • Santamaria
    Santamariaover 4 years ago

    excellent James..just lovely

  • An image that came from the need to rest… Ah, if I can just keep my sketchbook handy… I need even more rests these days…

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • Tahnja
    Tahnjaover 4 years ago

    excellent sketch…well done

  • thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a compliment behind!!! ;-)))

    – James Lewis Hamilton

Samsung Galaxy S5 Cases

Register your email address to be first in line

desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait