|Sketching at the Cincinnati Zoo|
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Amy Bogard and I went to the Cincinnati Zoo after this week's Illustrators Lunch to sketch for a little while. Here is a vine video: https://vine.co/v/b92etaJFUxL
|The Reptile House|
Shockingly, we did not get stormed on!
|Salmon Crested Cockatoo gestures|
|This painted turtle stared at us the whole time we drew him or her|
|Italy Part 4: Milan|
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
We flew in and out of Milan. It was beautiful but c-c-cold and raining when we were there. I hope to go back to see more. It is a design capital of the world.
|The Duomo in Milan|
I still have a couple Italy sketches to show back in Florence.
|Italy Part 3: Florence|
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
This was drawn after a very rainy morning. I need to design that urban sketcher sit-upon. Only cooler than the ones we made in girl scouts though.
Here is a vine video sketching on location: https://vine.co/v/bdbu6ubdLwn
I was sitting on the steps of the Duomo for this one. There were throngs of people around and lots of students eating gelato.
It was very cold. I sketched until my hand was numb.
Vine video: https://vine.co/v/bdnxVt3H6q2
|Florence, Italy Part 2: Greve in Chianti|
Sunday, May 05, 2013
As promised, more Italy. These posts take a lot of time so are less frequent. There is so much to sort through. I can only really show the shadows on the wall so to speak.
|Wine tasting platter. We each got one...|
My cousin Maria and her husband Tom arranged for a wine tasting and tour of the Chianti area of Italy. We were driven around in a van and went to the adorable town of Greve in Chianti.
(We bought some sausage with truffle oil tin the town which was very addictive...)
|Shop in Greve in Chianti|
|The aging hams for prosciutto also called Parma ham|
|Glorious cheese Gromit|
|The winery |
We left the town and our guide Gianni took us to Castello di Verrazzano for the sctually wine tasting and tour.
|More of the estate...|
We had a wine tasting plate (seen above), four types of Chianti, and finished with a cordial of Vin Santo with biscotti.
|Touring the grounds...|
|The four varieties|
Our guide owns a restaurant called Ristorante Academia Firenze. We ate dinner there a couple days later.