We are going to become familiar with the loose but
accurate style of an Italian artist know as Canaletto.
The object is to develop a line that is loose and relaxed yet
accurate and descriptive.
see how Canaletto’s line is both free and accurate
The task is to copy the above image to 80% the size of
your drawing board and use a sharp 2b pencil to emulate
the style of a Canaletto study
The painting is the primary reference but the style sought
after here is is that of Canaletto’s freehand sketch work
style reference left and on the following pages
Canaletto: La Plaza de San Marco hacia la Basílica, c. 1724.