View Full Version : Some august sketching (long and pics heavy)

08-28-2012, 09:00 AM
Hello guys,
I was with my dear on vacation, and obviously my sketching kit was always with me.
I was few days in Rome in the mid of August. Rome is a city that I love so much, I have nice remembers of Rome for friends, family and also when I worked as painting restorer. There are many reason to go to Rome, endless, for everyone. Or maybe, everyone have to go to Rome once in the life.
So for people like me and like all of you, Rome could be a lifetime sketch, believe me. Every corner, every street, every museum, everything can lead to a line, a quirk or a bloat on pages, a doodle, a sketch, everything. And you can sketch day and night. I had a lot of fun in sketching and also I learned a lot.

I stayed for four days only and we went there as our first wedding anniversary so didnt do that much, about 40 sketches. I think I've to go more often indeed.
Here some, most of them are on my blog.

I'm trying also to change my habits in going straight in ink, now mot of them are made like that.
And all my rome sketches are made with the Micro Kit I made, only 6 colors in the pocket. Even having my grab bag full, I dont know why!
I was not fully inspired but I kept sketching...

In Piazza Venezia

In piazza Venezia Near the Vittoriano Palace

On the airplane

Awaiting the bus

On the bus in the night

My wife was sketching too...

During night in Piazza Navona

In the museum at Galleria Nazionale di Arte Moderna, Gaetano Cellini

While eating

I made some more, but I don't want to bother you any more.

After that her felt to go to camping near the sea. Now the belly is growing and after all that promenades, museums, galleries, libraries she loved to relax a little bit in the camping. I was really happy to do that, also because camping inspires me a lot. We came last sunday.
This time in camping I beared a full arsenal of colors!

Here also some other pics of sketching from camping. I mixed some media: watercolors, pencils, crayons. Also my wife discovered that I can sketch for hours without even eating, just some drop of water for me.

Here the full arsenal on our folding table....

Some pages from my dear journal

Some useful gear for the camping was sketched

And obviously some sketches on the beach that I'm still undecided if to color them or make some hashing... dunno! :)


Thanks for your time all and hope you enjoyed.
Please feel free to comment and suggest anything.

More on my blog if you are interested!


08-28-2012, 09:46 AM
Wonderful collection of trip memories!


08-28-2012, 10:02 AM
So nice to see Rome through your eyes. Thanks for sharing.

08-28-2012, 03:13 PM
Mostho, what a lovely group of sketches. Your sketching materials that you brought with you camping look very fun. . . I bet it was a great trip judging from your images.

08-28-2012, 06:49 PM

08-29-2012, 02:34 AM
thanks to all!

Joan T
08-30-2012, 08:50 PM
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These are great!!! I really love the one of the Piazza Navonna with all the light! That is just how I remember it! Thanks for sharing your vacation!

08-30-2012, 10:10 PM
Mostho, thanks for sharing these, they are wonderful. It is great to see so many from a place I long to visit one day. Very well done.


08-31-2012, 02:20 AM
I'm happy two times because I first enjoyed a lot and now all of you.