Urban Sketching in Milan

June 19, 2016 | 6 Comments

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.

Great to be sketching with Esther Semmens (from Edinburgh) again, who is here in Italy with me for the next week.

One of two sketches of Castello Sforzesco

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

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

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!

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.

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

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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