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Venetian cadavers

More cheery sculptures from Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari in Venice (see previous post), this time on the Giovanni Pesaro monument. These two figures are slightly hidden in the shadows, looking like coy zombies emerging from the shower. Pilot V7 pen and … Continue reading

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Not Casanova

One of the many extravagant and dramatic monuments in Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari in Venice. This one’s for the sculptor Canova (not Casanova, another famous Venetian) and his heart’s buried here. The monument is a large plain pyramid and the … Continue reading

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Dead toad

I found this toad belly up in the garden last Summer, and returned to sketch it several times it over a few weeks. The colours changed, the body grew, then shrank, and the arms moved. Looks like he/she’s playing air … Continue reading

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