Sunday, March 18, 2007

venice part 5: beautiful, beautiful city

When we first arrived in Venice Addie told me to let her know anytime a goofy grin appeared on her face so that she could take steps to remove it. I wish I could have helped her more, but unfortunately,the city caused me to suffer from the same "goofy grin syndrome."

10 comments:

Alicja Fenigsen said...

the soft lines smoothly morphing into shadows, even smeared here and there with a finger or erazer : definitely a technique useful for the long haul; one can even give a drawing light fixing (even cheap hair lacquer can be used - tip for travellers)- and when its dry, proceed with , say, china ink, or even filt pen, if more precision is needed -
wonderful views, I love the drawings, Youve brought the whole feeling to me, even the soft sea mists!!

shirley said...

Suzanne,
I love seeing your Venice sketches - and also seeing you in the process of sketching in the wonderful photo album. I think I actually looked at all 300+ because I so adore Venice. I hope you still have more drawings to upload....

Linda said...

Oh, it IS a beautiful beautiful city, and these are beautiful beautiful drawings! I love the angle of the lower one, with the sidewalk and wall to the left -- just fantastic!

Laura said...

Suzanne, another great pair of sketches--Venice certainly inspired you! I checked out Addie's photos (I think they were hers) and had such fun seeing you all having a fabulous time. Your smile is radiant.

Laur(elines)

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

These are both gorgeous. Are either of these the drawing you were showing us in the photos??

Anthony said...

These are both fantastic. A lot of feeling and yet an amazing amount of economy too. I like how the perspective leads my eye into the sketch. Really great.

Anonymous said...

Hello, Suzanne! It's Oksana from Russia (bear, sambuca...etc.) The Bear gave us you blog address. VERY VERY beatiful sketches!!! You're talanted :)
Your next visit is to Moscow, right? :)

Regrets from Andrew, Masha and Kirill!

suzanne said...

Oh my goodness Oksana!!!! So great to hear from you. Please, if you have a chance, send me your email address at suzannebuchanandesign
@yahoo.com. I'd love to hear more from you.

Thanks so much to everyone for their comments on this blog. I'm happy to hear that many of you checked out Charis' photos. She's pretty darn talented!

Andrea- Yes,there is a photo of me standing on a bridge...I was drawing the top scene in that one!

heather lorin said...

Welcome back! Love the sketches and the photos were great too.

rowland said...

Well to be honest mostly everywhere in Italy is beautiful in one way or another! We're lucky enough to live here! We've just come back from Tropea: mama mia, che bellezza!
Congrats on the wedding: We've only been married two years: and still feeling wonderful!
I'm glad to see you still have ReallyAccessibleMemory listed: I'm just starting up a new site on Blogger www.reallyaccessiblememory.com should take you there: exciting news coming shortly!
Rowland