Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Back in the saddle

I'm back at it again folks. It was a slow day at work today and rather than organizing our files, I decided find a subject and do a quick sketch. I've been trying to get back into it for quite some time, but have always been able to find an excuse to do something else.

I'd forgotten how quickly getting into a sketch takes my mind to a place where phones don't ring, bills aren't due, traffic is nonexistent and heat and humidity don't bother me. Quite refreshing, I must say.

This is the first draft of what usually is a three draft process for me. In the first its all about getting familiar with the lines on the page and beginning to think about final composition. The second draft is all about shade, shadow and texture. And then the third draft is the final draft.

I'm curious, does anyone recognize this place? (Hint: It is not in Texas.)

9 comments:

ally said...

i have no idea where that might be...more clues? either way, it looks way better than i would conjure up.

Duly Inspired said...

It looks like Puerta Vallarta, from the water looking at the city. Just a guess.

kat said...

isn't there some town in italy (maybe france?) that has mad medieval towers like this? google is being no help at all. nice lines, though. never figured out how to draw that way.

Okie said...

Definitely looks foreign. To be more precise, it looks Mediteranean. I have no clue.

Adam said...

Kat is definately on the right track.

kat said...

san gimignano in tuscany, baby! booyah! my god, i have a lot of useless information in my head (that is crystalized by the internet).

god, i want to use my passport again.

Adam said...

Kat wins the prize. Tell her what she's won Bob...

peter said...

San Gimignano, Tuscany. Beyond beautiful, tough to get to on a cycling holiday, espresso that'll blow the eyeballs out of your head.

Bob said...

well, adam,
for her geographic brilliance, the young lady has won an all-expense-paid trip for two to san gimignano with unlimited espressos and more bottles of fantastic wine than she can drink. i sure hope that i'm the lucky one she invites along, adam.