A sketch with ink.

 

Just a little drawing from my sketchbook, a figures study made with black ink and smooth paper 220g. When there is little time and little space for the equipment, the sketchbook it is perfect to record the details and to take notes.
For this reason the urban sketchers are inseparable from their sketchbook.
It’s a very useful technique also for the watercolor beginners, in my opinion.
In this case, I’ve used it to draw a daily scene visible every morning in Piazza Erbe to Verona, with the urban officers that check the sellers of the stands of the street market.

Painting Verona: stairway for Castel San Pietro in watercolor.

 

One of the most suggestive places in Verona and gratifying to cross. This stairway begins at via Stefano from an extremity of the old Stone Bridge and goes on the Hill St. Pietro up to the homonym castle. In this case, I have made only an express sketch standing and I have completed subsequently everything because I was in front of the semaphore and in the middle of  people that passed.
It is a good method that helps to develop the skills of observation and to memorize the details.
Simply, the principal elements of the composition are drawn and  later are written which colors will be used in the different areas.
This is just one of a series of watercolor paintings done on these stairways, that offer beautiful views of the city and the surrounding hills. Step by step tutorial available for this watercolor painting, for more info email me at info@streetdrawingsmauser.net.