Sketching from the Neck Up #9

Sketching Ruins Vicariously


I like ruins. When I was younger (that is, my walking days), I had plans of going to Europe with several grades of pencils and a sketch pad in my hand. I wanted to draw castles, old structures and ruins. But those plans did not fall through. Forty years later, I’m more of a vicarious tourist. Thank the Lord for Google Earth and everybody else’s camera lens.

In the countryside outside Rome is the remnants of an ancient and remarkable feat of Roman engineering, the ruins of an aqueduct. This sketch is a little tricky since I always have trouble when water is involved. Hopefully, I got this right.

Expect more drawings of ruins.


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