Sketching camping sea sun nature day three

Sketching camping sea sun nature day three

Camping sun sea sketching nature and so forth on day three. I can change this terms but the overall substance remains the same. Nothing more than relax for us, for my love, and for the next project coming soon.
I was reading again earlier posts and probably I’m writing too much of my love and our days passed together rather than writing in more focused posts about sketching, drawing, doodles, colors, art, etc. But what can I say, she’s my muse and my first fan so everything I’m doing now is thanks to her…

So today was another boiling hot day, and was so difficult to make some drawing or sketching. I did it late in the morning and only when we went to the beach leaving the pine tree forest here. Tomorrow we will have probably some lovely friends as guests, I hope to make some doodles at least and to have some time to make some sketches, even one should be enough to shut my thirst! 🙂

In few words here, near the beach, but all over the camping that is literally on-the-sea, there is full of plants called “macchia mediterranea”, something like mediterranean spots. Near the beach there are a lot of perfumed plants like rosemary (my favourite), juniper, thyme, myrtle (second in place over my favourites for a hair) and a lot more. I grew into these kind of plants scratching me to harvest the myrtles to make a delicious liquor (mirto), family recipe and national liquor from Sardegna, since my mother is from Sardinia.

Sorry for the bad quality but all pictures in camping are taken under the low light of an old mechanic light and under the camping light. Not the optimum for showing to people.
These are two of the myrtle sketching. Probably under the sunlight they will pop up more colors.

sketching myrtle at the camping

Here is my dear relaxing even with this heat. But I think she needed. What a marvellous human figure to sketch isn’t it? 🙂 I set a wrong date, but who cares.
sketching at camping my love is relaxing

And so some sketching made on the beach, one is more than a doodle because I was passing the time chatting and talking with her, in the meantime I was trying to study some figures while doodling and sketching. I took all these sketches only with my Pilot V-Pen for a later coloring, still undecided if I have to do so.
sketching at the beach 01

sketching at the beach 02

sketching at the beach 03
I made the other sketches as usual with my workhorse Lamy Safari fountain pen filled with Platinum Carbon Ink and with my Winsor&Newton watercolors over SeaWhite of Brighton pocket sketch pad and journal.

Hope you enjoy!



Sketching camping sea sun nature day two

Sketching camping sea sun nature day two

Camping sea sun nature and sketching day two.
Today was definitively a better day for many reason. Yesterday night was a really fresh night and so we had a great rest from the heat of the day. And today is the same. we are chilling under the moon and the stars.

This day was also very positive for sketching. Today we dressed our folding camping table, full of colors, many pads and liters of water to drink. Although the hot weather we tried today to have fun. This is the picture of the table dressed with the classical checkered towel, and full of art materials. Please notice on the lower corner the device for my rhinitis. Please also note in the other corner one of the great sketching of my love, I like a lot her way to make joyful and a happy journal for the baby. She likes to use a lot of colors.Today sketching was like being subwater holding the breath from one wash to another…
sketching at camping sketching table 02

I started sketching our orange gas lamp, a great camping classic, stuck on the tree in front of our tent, under the pine. And I did it as warm up on my pocket SeaWhite of Brighton sketch pad. I went straight in ink and watercolor.
sketching at the camping orange lantern

Then I realized that probably is better to enlarge the focusing range and to include the main view in front of me, and some more as you can see here: even the beach towels are main characters in my sketching. I realized that probably this one shows better our feeling here in the camping. It took a lot of time, but I’ve no rush and I’m on vacation so time well spent with my love, with the birds tweeting and the lizards hunting ants.
sketching at the camping beach tissues

I sketched also some more things, pine cones, lizards, and some were so ugly… Nad also some in the beach just before the sunset. Ok not every sketching goes okay… But I had as always a great time with my love and with my self. And also as Danny Gregory says “please DO waste art materials”: I did it.
I used some of best watercolors available, my favourite Platinum Carbon Ink, my Faber-Castell pencils, my Lamy Safari is well used.

Yes, bread crumbs of happiness. At least for us.


Sketching camping sea sun nature day one

Sketching camping sea sun nature day one

Sketching camping sea sun nature day one it’s not a cryptic message or some good keywords for better positioning on the search engines. These are the words that we suddenly decided to follow for the next four days.
After we came back I was badly stopped first from a rhinitis that I still have, then a session of dentist, and today with a rhinistis plus faringitis. Yeah.
But I don’t want to waste my next (and last…) four days of leave, plus my love it’s damn decided even if pregnant, to go and to have the fresh breeze and the blue waves of a nice camping near us. Ok. Just the time to sport my sketching grab bag, to take a load of pads, hundreds of colors, thousands pencils, and my dear journal and i feel ready.

We feel ready because also here has plenty of colours and sketching pads at ready.

But today during the daytime I had no time for sketching, and als I had no strength. Arriving around noon, check-in on the camping, waiting for the zone, 39 degrees celsius, mounting the tent and all the accessories and attachments. Woah. Big sweating. If I only had the chance to make some sketching I could use my sweat as water for the watercolors… Sketching is fine, and I love it but… you know, better to not exaggerate. 😉

So here, we went late in the afternoon to the beach (10 mt from our tent…) to have a nice sunset. And here there are sunsets with capital S. We chilled in warm water and after all, even a shower, a light dinner.

A light dinner because we have to write a lot, we have to make a lot of sketching, we have to make art! I miss making creativity and sketching! Here a page from the dear journal of the next coming baby.

Sketching at the camping

And under a low light appended on the trees I’m here writing enjoying the sound of silence and the waves on the shore. The freshness of the evening and the smiles of my love are calling me. Tomorrow I’m sure I will go for full sketching.

Today and he next days with me, my usual work horses and plus these fantastic Faber-Castell water-soluble pencils that I love immensely. They are not professional stuff but I love them. Dunno why on camping they are always with me but probably because I love child stuff that works great also for big childs like me.


Coloring some sketching made in Rome

Coloring some sketching made in Rome

Today I was not sketching at all, I need to recharge my batteries, but reading good books, having nice music and getting a lot of cuddle from my lovely. But later I was suffering, and my hands were shaking so I colored some quick sketches made in Rome last days of our small vacation. just for the sake of information I don’t have any rule about coloring later.
Sometimes I like, sometime not.  When I do the coloring, I just try to not let pass a lot of time because I’m short in memory like a red fish.

So these are some sketching uglies that I colored this late afternoon, just before going to the beach with Her.

This is Piazza Navona from the south side, avoiding all artists (?) that are making cheap portraits. This is the same quick sketch made during night and these are the colors. It’s so difficult to sketch during night or after the light has gone, but I think I have to exercise about that because the good season is got to go.
By the way the orange from the lights and the deep blue, I think I realized the feeling of the moment with this sketching.
sketching in rome piazza navona colored

But also I colored the statue of Girolamo Savonarola in Piazza Campo de’ Fiori. I sketched standing still, with people around me from the totally drunk to that people who are trying to sell you green lasers and shooting lighting toys in the air. I love them…Even this time I think I realized this quick sketching, I even remember the smell of fried potatoes and porchetta near to me.
sketching in rome piazza navona savonarola

I also colored where we eat during these days, here where you can find a good choice of rolls (panini in italian) called Aristocampo in Campo de’ fiori.
sketching in rome panino aristocampo

And a really good pizza, the Neapolitan way, not that turist pizza selling at every corner. Go here, probably is not the best but it’s big time above the average, to me a undeletable moment of joy.
sketching in rome pizza rosso pomodoro

But going around means also taking public transportation, big waiting at the bus stops, meeting mad people shaking and shouting at night, or just people commuting to home to have the right rest.
Here two pictures of that feeling, taken day and night.
sketching in rome at the bus stop

sketching in rome in the bus

A suggestion, in Rome is very difficult to sketch during the trip in bus because they are so shaaaaaaky! Streets are bumpy, rail and the drivers are quite rude. Sketching people advised. 🙂 But it’s lovely the same, as I love Rome from the bottom of my heart.

All these sketching are made with my cheap pigmented pen and colored with my home-made micro kit refilled with Winsor & Newton watercolors over SeaWhite of Brighton Eco Sketchpads.


Sketching last day in Rome

Sketching last day in Rome

The last day in Rome is the last day for some sketching here. So sad. Every vacation or holiday or trip has to finish and this is our last day here. And considered that we have to leave early in the afternoon I think that today no more sketching on statues or buildings or something artistic. We had really no time and I’ve to aid also my love because we have to go slow in the heart of the city, more if we are with high temperatures in this hellish hot weather.

So we have some shelter in book shops. I prefer to go into book shops and not malls because first of all that’s more interesting. And if it’s big enough you can have also a nice coffee or water or whatever. you can also relax, read, and make some sketching.
Et voilà.
If you are planning to go in Rome and you want to visit some nice book shops I can suggest Feltrinelli Librerie here or here, IBS in Via Nazionale, or even in Termini Station there is a good one.
sketching in rome in the bookshop at lunch time

But we cannot stay obviously forever in a book shop and we need to move for Ciampino to take the airplane. We go by a very comfortable shuttle from Termini to Ciampino. So in the meantime we have to check in, later we have also to await for the plane, and… what’s better of doing some sketching in the meantime when we are waiting.
So what caught my attention was this very tanned man with the bare feet above a violet bag. Don’t know why, maybe it’s just a good subject’ 🙂
sketching in rome a man awaiting with bare feet

And also some more people, sorry for the crappy pics but I took these pictures with my phone.
sketching in rome a guy with white earbuds

sketching in rome some people awaiting in cimapino


So we took the flight and so even there I was making some quick sketching.
The man near the window that was deeply inside a magazine, very focused in this reading. I did this quick sketch with my Pilot V-Pen.
sketching in rome in the airplane people reading

Way to home now. I leave this post with this quick sketch between fantasy and reality.sketching in rome in the airplane sketching my love belly