1054 / Villa Capra “La Rotonda” * Andrea Palladio // Vicenza

Villa La Rotonda is a Renaissance Villa just outside vicenza in northern Italy, and designed by Andrea Palladio. I did this sketch last year, I remember being nervous and thinking: “am I allowed to draw so much beauty?” (I felt the same when drawing the Parthenon.) Finally I grabbed a (very) soft pencil, that I thought was “less agressive” and “more respectful” to the building.

As you can see, this soft pencil is hard to scan.

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  1. it’s a great sketch! Who needs cameras when you’re around? Superb!

    • Thanks! Your jazz suggestions are better than my sketches!

      • That is so not true!

  2. Years and years studying it. Got to love Palladio! Great sketches:)

    • Thanks Virginia! This building is just perfect, and being next to it is awesome!

    • Thank you! It was really a big emotion being there and sketching it!

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