Sunday, October 12, 2008

Duomo in Florence, Italy

We were in Florence the other day with the senior class on their class trip. When you are in Italy you can't help but feel like drawing. So that's what I did. This Duomo, (domed Cathedral) is quite beautiful. Michaelangelo designed this dome.

This sketch is done in pencil. I usually draw using a fine tipped pen. This time I used pencil thinking that I might do some watercolor later. I found that I enjoyed working with pencil. It's easy to add tone and make quick adjustments. I might do more.
This was done in my new Moleskine watercolor sketchbook. Nice paper.


Anonymous said...

I love the Eurosnobbish tone to this post. "The other day we were in Florence...." Crack me up.

I love you work, Mr. Shuman. Keep drawing and keep sharing!

Mari Ellen

Anonymous said...

Wasn't Brunelleschi the architect of that dome?

Keep the posts coming Tim!

Tim Shuman said...

Yep! You are correct. Not sure where I got my information. Thanks for the correction. TS

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