VSW: Volterra, Italy, A Bit Further!

2015 8 VSW VOLTERRA ITALY 043My virtual sketchwalk through the ancient town
of Volterra, Italy began
HERE. . .

This virtual walk was a group walk with sketching friends from around the world!
There were a couple of routes suggested, and I sketched the one from the
Piazza XX Settembre to the Piazza Del Priori.

But then just before the Palazza del Priori I also took a turn to the left and went down Via Gusto Turazza to another plaza with two lovely churches, the Battistero di San Giovanni Batista and the Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta.  And a great view of the valley.

THIS IS WHAT I SAW:

 

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My challenge in these sketches was to use layers of ink, no watercolor.
This limited my palette as I don’t have a lot of inks.

Yet.

I am loving painting with inks!

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I started a Facebook group page to allow everyone to comfortably post their virtual sketches, and also where we will, from time to time, take virtual sketch walks. If you want to know more about what a virtual sketchwalk is review my first post.
I also created an accompanying Flickr group!

Come join us if you are inclined!

virtual sketch walk bannerMoleskin 8×11 watercolor journal, Pentalic HB woodless pencil,
De Artramentis Document inks, Noodlers inks, and Super5 inks.

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All my International Fake Journal Month posting are copyrighted.
It is unusual for me to not do Creative Commons but there is a reason.
My images/blog posts may be reposted; please link back to dkatiepowellart.

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About dkatiepowellart

hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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22 Responses to VSW: Volterra, Italy, A Bit Further!

  1. Sammy D. says:

    Such fun walks. I like that you post sketch before/after and I can’t tell the difference between your inks and paints. They are all first rate!

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  2. Linda K says:

    oh what a beautiful , beautiful place to be sketching Kate and your sketches are fabulous!

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  3. rose` says:

    As always, so nice to visit your blog. Your work is lovely and continues to inspire me!

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  4. Clare says:

    Super work. Happy PPF

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  5. Kate Robertson says:

    WHat beautiful sketches. I loved seeing your process.

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  6. happytiler says:

    Nice sketches!! Great idea with the inks!

    Hugs Giggles

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  7. gingerburns says:

    What a fun idea! Your sketches are wonderful and I love the colors. I haven’t experimented painting with inks much but these are lovely!

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    • I took a crafsty class from Steven Reddy about the time I was thinking about painting with inks. He gave me some ideas on buildup — and then I mixed some pale colors. I like suing both . . .

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  8. ritabarton says:

    Oh my, these are WONDERFUL. You are so talented.

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  9. confuzzledbooks says:

    Very nice sketching. I am curious…do you use a ruler when drawing building to get right perspective? or have you practiced so much you can just eyeball it?

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    • Hi confuzzled (if I can use your first name?)
      Practice. Also, most people draw with their hands. The truth is, that drawing is a lot like baseball — to hit a bat well you have to follow through with you whole body. To draw straight line you have to follow through with your whole arm. It’s not wrist action it is arm action — true for both the small drawings and the large ones. If you watch most people sketch they make lots of small little motions. Even if I am tentative, I will make a couple fo sweeping lines, where my wrist stays pretty well in one position, and my arm moves. Good question — made me think!

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  10. I love seeing your amazing pieces after visiting Volterra for the first time not so long ago. It certainly made an impression. I’ve posted photos from there already and will some more.

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