Thursday, July 26, 2012

PPF: Sketching Barcelona

I found sketching in Barcelona difficult because everything was so large and detailed. I realized that I'm better at sketching small, contained items. I was happy with the stylized map I created above.  I also used Ayala's 31 Heart Challenge as the idea to make some hearts:
These were based on some of the color palettes and general feeling I found in  Gaudi's Park Guell.  I have some other Gaudi-inspired pages to show next week.  
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22 comments:

Ayala Art said...

So cool! I don't think I could draw while traveling, it is great that you are doing it!
And I love your hearts ♥

Amy said...

I really like your stylised map - I can only imagine how difficult it is to sketch on such a large scale!

scrappyjacky said...

I loved Park Guell and especially the mosaics...I think your sketch captures the general feeling beautifully.

Elizabeth said...

I haven't picked up my sketch book in years. You have tempted me to look for it.

Sian said...

Your drawing gives a wonderful flavour of the sights to be seen in Barcelona

Rhonda said...

Thank you for the glimpse into Barcelona! I have always wanted to visit there. Happy PPF!

Kat Sloma said...

It's fun to find those distinctions... what we like and don't like to do. I resonate with your small details - that's what I typically capture in my photography. Happy PPF! Can't wait to get your postcards. :)

Gloria said...

Love your map. Hope your husband is doing better. Thanks for sharing. Happy PPF!

craftattack said...

Love what you have made, and Barcelona is certainly worth seeing and sketching. Valerie

Robin Panzer Art said...

I think I just love the words "Sketching in Barcelona" LOL Lovely pieces! Happy PPF! #7 Robin Panzer Art Studio 33

Carolyn Dube said...
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Carolyn Dube said...

Yea! More Gaudi! He is one of my absolute favorites. Seeing his work in Barcelona was one of my favorite trips! I love how he influenced your art here!!

Mary C. Nasser said...

I love your painting/interpretation of Barcelona! I see your challenge...from my experience there the architecture was large and ornate and full of detail!
Your painting is great!
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Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Lynn said...

I want to turn the page on that art journal and see more of Barcelona!!!! I like what I see here. HPPF!

Carola Bartz said...

I like your sketch of Barcelona! As Lynn said, I'd want to see more. Is there more?

Tracey Fletcher King said...

I love Gaudi... but I wonder how I would handle all the details as well.. love the drawings you have done...xx

Alison said...

Your drawings perfectly capture the 'feel' of Barcelona rinda...and I'm so glad you got to Parc Guell..hugs to you all
Alison xx

Giggles said...

Very fun drawings!!

Hugs Giggles

Daniele Valois said...

very nice!

carlarey said...

Glad you got to see Gaudi's work in person, it really has to be seen in person to be believed, doesn't it? You wonder how on earth he managed to convince some of his clients to let him build the things he did.

Alicia C said...

wow - Barcelona and Gaudi's work must be fun to sketch! lucky!!

Natasha said...

I am better at more contained sketches as well. I like your sketch though, and the colours. Stunning.