A very strong, bold, etching plate. Ian Murphy has used the Piazza image to fully explore the aquatint process. The dominant shadows cast from the balustrades are central to the image moving diagonally across the decorative floor tiles. The image is framed by text, forcing your eye to move back centrally to the rich surfaces.
7 ideas I use in my sketchbook drawing when I am on location
I always stress the importance of my sketchbook to my creative practice - it is my constant companion whenever I travel, and it provides me the best solution to record the environment around me. I have always drawn in a sketchbook, its second nature to me, and it is one of the main things that students love to look through during my workshops.
The downloadable booklet will give you an insight into the creative strategies I use when I draw in my books and hopefully it will provide you with a substantial aid to share with your students.