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October 6th, 2015

Piazza del Duomo, Milan

Artist: Mais Qasrawi , Palestine
Artist Statement: I usually try to capture scenes or characters and take them out of their usual context, either using freedom in line strokes or in the application of color. I take quite an unstructured approach to creating my art, which I think makes it look more lively to the eye.

This sketch is of the Piazza del Duomo in Milan from a reference photo. I liked the panoramic view of picture so I decided to make a fast sketch of it. I did the line work with a Lamy Safari pen with a fine nib loaded with black ink and a Pilot G-Tec C4 rollerball pen. I used Pebeo watercolors.

I wanted to smudge the watercolors on purpose so they almost blend together in a unique way and as a final touch I added many splashes and stains to make the sketch more colorful and dynamic.

MEDIA: Ink and watercolor
SURFACE: Zeta Series – Extra Heavyweight – 270 gsm – White – Smooth Finish

ABOUT THE ARTIST: Mais Qasrawi is a Palestinian architect living in Nablus, having gotten her degree last year. Apart from her professional artwork, she is passionate about sketching. With the encouragement of her professors, she began sketching regularly and now never goes out without her sketchbook and pen. She is preparing of a unique urban sketching exhibition that will consist of her drawings of historical sites in of the ancient city of Nablus. Instagram link: https://instagram.com/mqjul22

Piazza del Duomo

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