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Sketchbook art: Venice & Verona, 2005

I always promised myself I’d get round to archiving my old sketchbooks, and this Easter weekend has given me the opportunity to do so. I’ve got about five years of stuff in the attic to go through, so that might take a while but to start, here’s a selection of the best artwork from my trip to Venice in 2005. Reflecting on some of these quick sketches and overpaints, I’m left wondering how I managed to put pen to paper during that week, which seemed to pass by in a sleep-deprived blur.

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This was the view from our hotel. I was stupid enough to neglect noting the exact location

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Some of the architecture around the city is amazing
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View from the entry to the city of Verona
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St Marco's Square
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One of the many waterways which permeate the city

Good fun, just wish I could remember more about it!


I know nothing about art; as a rule, 'modern' graphic design does not appeal to me. I like to write in the first person because I do not want to be someone else.

Influences: public toilet cubicle drawings/slogans; WordArt posters in Market Street shop windows; Mega-Zine; bootleg vinyl artwork; Janne Suni; Pink Floyd; whoever is responsible for the Max Headroom hijacking incident; Collie, the Inept Reviewer.

2 thoughts to “Sketchbook art: Venice & Verona, 2005”

  1. Thanks Chuck! I’d forgotten all about these sketches until last year, when I was going through old sketchbooks. Like I said, I don’t remember much of Venice except heckling Zucchini in St Marco’s Square at 11pm when I should have been back at the hotel sleeping. 😛

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