Urban Sketching in Milan

June 19, 2016 | 6 Comments

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Another big day in Milan – including an afternoon with Urban Sketchers Milano. Here are a few images from today.

Above: Rushing today and we have to set a 20 minute timer for each sketch this afternoon. So here is Milano Duomo completed before the timer went off.

LizSteel-USK-Milano-with-EzaGreat to be sketching with Esther Semmens (from Edinbrugh) again, who is here in Italy with me for the next week.

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One of two sketches of Castello Sforzesco

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Two quick 20 minute sketches (sketching to a timer) of Sant Ambrogio. I used a different approach for each – this one was shape based.

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And the second one was drawing with very loose line first.

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I love sketching baroque facades like this and this sketch is even more special to me because I was hanging out with the Urban Sketchers Milano gang. So much fun!

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Sometimes you can think a footpath (sidewalk) is too narrow to sit on. But it’s not! Safety in numbers – going out with an urban sketchers group makes it easier.

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Thanks to Riccardo for organising a lovely afternoon. Hope to sketch with you all again soon!

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Ok…another big day in terms of sketching, walking, socialising and finishing off with a blog post before 11pm.

Next week we will be working on the planning for the Palladian Odyssey workshop, but looking forward to a quiet Sunday tomorrow.


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