thing about sketching in public is watching the lengths people go to
trying to watch what you're doing, without making it obvious. It's
ALWAYS obvious. :)
I usually talk
to people if they talk to me or we make eye contact, but sometimes, like
with these two, they never say anything, they just start getting
closer...and closer...and closer....
I'd like my
students to notice that yes...I AM squinting!
Done on location
in the Piazza Navona, surrounded by tourists. (see photos) (about 45
Ballpoint pen on
This was one of the first "finished" sketches I did in Rome
because I was waiting for my friend, so I had plenty of time. The
statue is one of four (by Bernini) grouped together within the fountain in
the center of the Piazza.
One of the things that made me laugh was the ever-present pigeons,
perching on different parts of the statues. I thought they added a
welcome levity to the sober, classical statues.