Purple ball point biro pen on an A4 paper in my sketchbook. As mentioned in yesterday’s post , during my exchange in Italy we had an assignment where we had to do a sketch from the urban assignment everyday. This drawing here was actually done on the same day as the remain from the Temple of Jupiter
On the first day of our Southern Italy field trip, we first stopped in Cumae to see the ancient structures there, including the Temple to Jupiter and the Cave of the Sibyl. Afterwards we stopped at our hotel in Paestum, where there was a beach nearby, and the sky was constantly changing. While most of my classmates were swimming or drinking bubbly I decided to draw. Previously all my drawing were done in black ink, sometimes with shading done in grey marker – I wasn’t sure if using ball point pen was allowed for the assignment (we had to use pen – pencil wasn’t allowed). But I just decided to grab my purple ball point biro pen anyways, not caring if this drawing would count towards my assignment or not – since the sunset was such a pretty colour, I only felt it would be fitting to use a coloured pen.
The next day I asked the teacher if using ball point was okay, and she asks “Why would you want to use a ball point pen?” and I answered “… so I can shade… and use colour…”. She said I could use ball point if I wanted to, but she did seem find it strange that I would.
Some may remember some photos I had posted previously at the beach in Paestum:
My drawing here may not look very much like these – the way the sky looked really depending on where I was looking, and the sky and clouds were constantly changing. Here are a few more:
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