Drawing assignment 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.