Sunday, 30 August 2015
Friday, 28 August 2015
The fountain was made by Bernini, and features in the Dan Brown book of course.
I wanted to draw the oblisk (on top), and the church (St. Agnese in Agone) in the background as well, but all together would have made the fountain too small. Especially in a A5 booklet.
Thursday, 27 August 2015
Monday, 24 August 2015
He wanted to show the world how brilliant fascism was (I am cynical), so he organized a World Expo meant to open in 1942, the "Esposizione Universale di Roma".
A whole new borough, just outside the city center, with wide lanes and impressive neoclassical buildings.
Quite a megalomatic enterprise, and this building was meant to be the highlight: the Palazzo della Civiltà del Lavoro. (the palace for the civilization of work).
It's also sometimes referred to as "the square colosseum".
Anyway, a worldwar interfered, and the area was never totally finished. What is left is a city layout and some stark buildings, whose architecture is not even all that bad. It's meant to impress, and it does that very well.
I just get a foul taste in my mouth recalling where these ideas originated.
Saturday, 22 August 2015
Thursday, 20 August 2015
I mean, the amount of tourists in Rome was huge, in this case we had o stand in line for 3/4 of an hour. Nothing compared to the row in front of the Vatican Museum though - 2 hours.....
But I had to be quick.
The top one was made in the Colosseum itself.
I had forgotten how impressive the building is.
Monday, 17 August 2015
Friday, 14 August 2015
Saturday, 8 August 2015
Wednesday, 5 August 2015
So I am lagging behind with my blogposts, and trying to find out what I am missing anyway.
Here are two quick sketches made during the last sketchcrawl, some 2 weeks ago; it was the only bad weather day so far this summer. Bad luck.
I made these two sketches as quick composition demonstration drawings for the only sketcher that showed up that day: Jos van Doorenmalen.
They each took me about 5 minutes to make.
Sunday, 2 August 2015
The drawings were drawn in ink in a regular A4 Moleskine, scanned and colored with the program Gimp. I used a touchscreen laptop (a HP360) and a stylos to draw the colored backgrounds. It works very nice and pretty fast.
The word Akai Usagi means: Red Rabbit.
For the printable version: see Issuu: http://issuu.com/norightturn/docs/akai_usagi