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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 ;-)))