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Italy-The view from the Citadel of Assisi

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This pen and ink from Assisi Italy is a detailed drawing where I sat for some unknowable, but long, length of time to draw this image. Diane and I had climbed up the streets from the main plaza to the top of the hill where the historic fortified citadel sat. Parts of it had been restored and were a museum, other parts were in ruins. I found a ‘comfortable stone’ with the best view and settled in to attempt to capture the scene before me. Diane said she’d leave and we’d catch back up with each other at the hotel.
This is the view across parts of the town in the foreground and then another large structure on the next hill and beyond that to other buildings on the receding hills. It was still a morning light, and that Umbrian mistiness we’d noticed before shrouded this view, too. I sat there wondering where and how to begin. Curious if I could even begin to capture what I saw, with my simple four pen sizes. It’s drawn in my Canson 5×8 sketchbook.

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