Saturday, May 27, 2006

Finally, drawings from my Italy trip

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On the Eurorail, you see lots of great subjects to draw. What's even better is that most of them are sleeping.

The PANTHEON in Rome. "The Pantheon, from Greek Pantheion, meaning "Shrine of all the Gods") is a building in Rome which was originally built as a temple to the seven deities of the seven planets in the state religion of Ancient Rome, but which has been a Christian church since the 7th century. It is the best-preserved of all Roman buildings and the oldest important building in the world with its original roof intact. It has been in continuous use throughout its history. Although the identity of the Pantheon's primary architect remains uncertain, it is largely assigned to Apollodorus of Damascus."

"Since the Renaissance the Pantheon has been used as a tomb. Among those buried there are the painters Raphael and Annibale Caracci, the architect Baldassare Peruzzi and two kings of Italy: Vittorio Emanuele II and Umberto I, as well as Umberto's Queen, Margherita."

There's a lot of trench coat wearing older gentlemen in Italy. They all look like they are a part of some secret society of inspectors and detectives. Or maybe they just hide their salami and cheese in there to munch while they walk. Hmmm....maybe.

Drawing my hands on the way to Rome from Florence. There's something very soothing and educational about drawing your own hands. You learn a lot about shape, negative space, line, rhythm, shadows, light....etc. It's pretty incredible how fast your drawings will improve after drawing your hands over and over. It's great practice. Everyone should try it.

Soyon's hand


Josh Parpan said...

Great drawings Jeremy!

SMacLeod said...

I meant to comment the moment I saw these, but had no time.

Awesome Jeremy. Great work. I guess the food or air or something adds to the artists brain or something. These are really amazing. I'm impressed, seriously...impressed.

Leo Matsuda said...

hey Jeremy!! Awesome drawings! i love the wman with big nose and gasses on profile!!!

Devo! said...

Man that one dude has a huggge nose. awesome

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Alina Chau said...

These travel sketches ARE AWESOME!! WOW!!