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Sketching the Ancient

July 25, 2013

Having been working on bigger pieces that always seem to take a lot of time, I wanted to produce something quick and a little more sketchy than before.

I was inspired recently whilst visiting Caesarea, a town about 45 minutes drive north of Tel Aviv, built by the Romans over 2000 years ago. It amazes me every time I see an old city like this how the architecture has weathered yet survived over such a long period of time. I’d be surprised if anything built nowadays was still standing in 2000 years! Even though some of the structures were rebuilt after being destroyed by one empire or another, the foundations of the whole area are still there, and are steeped in history.

I wanted to capture the essence and character of the structures in a few quick sketches, and this was the final result:

pen sketch with watercolour total size of 3 sketches approx 15 x 32 cm

pen sketch with watercolour
total size of 3 sketches approx 15 x 32 cm

I recommend a visit to Caesarea if you haven’t been before. To find out more, click here.

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2 Comments
  1. Alan Barnett permalink

    Excellent work, from an artifarti to another. Well done, keep me informed of your success xx

  2. I really like these, with the bottom one being my favourite !! 🙂

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