We went to Venice a couple of years ago.
Only doing paintings at the time, I didn’t see all the potential the city has for sketching.
So I wanted to draw some now, based on both memory and photos.
The canals are pretty fascinating, so I ended up concentrating on those.
The first one is of the small ferry boats we used to travel between the main city and the islands around.
It feels like a bus, really, just jumping on and off at brief stops at the terminals.
I don’t have a good photo of them, so I used a photo from google as reference.
This is the sketch:
The second one is of the gondolas, sliding along the canals in huge numbers.
Actually, such huge numbers that it looked like a few too many.
They still look pretty cool though, and it’s fascinating how they steer them with just one oar.
The sketch looked like this (and got a bit too yellow)..