Thursday, May 11, 2017

Roman roof fantasy

The photos that I am transcribing are from my time in Rome in 1969 but most of the buildings I  photographed were from hundreds of years ago, re-built over and over again during the centuries. Many terraces, roofs, windows and rooms probably hadn't changed since ancient Roman days. This image is a fantasy combination of roofs and walls and arches from old Rome. The red tiles which make up the roof covering have not changed at all. I wish the buildings in my area were that picturesque. But I suppose corporate towers and high-rise apartments have their own picturosity. (Not a real word.) Of all the things I draw I still like architecture the most.

Brown sepia tech pen ink on sketchbook page, 3 1/2" x 3", May 10, 2017.

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