Across from me was a sort of typical Italian looking apartment building which I started to draw after only dripping chocolate on me once. I started just with the black fountain pen. The proportions are all wrong and the forms are not accurate but it was the first time in about 20 years that I sat and drew. I was there for quite some time and when people walked by it felt like I may have been the only person to have ever sat on a bench in that little town square.
It was a breezy day and the pages of my sketchbook often blew up. I was also getting eager to walk around more. I finished the sketch, took a few photos and then went to explore. I knew I needed to be back by 7 for dinner.
|Seeing this drawing along with the photo is depressing but I remember that once I began drawing the first window too large, I could not turn back without starting over. So it was a nice exercise.|
|Perhaps I should try again from the photo. It is nice that the bench I mentioned above is mirrored in a second that was placed opposite the one I sat on.|