I first went to Florence in 2005 to study drawing & painting at Angel Academy of Art. Ten years later, I finally went back! It was great to return to this city I love so much, and while I was there this time around I made sure to sit and sketch a while. Here are a couple of sketches I did around town.
The first is on the steps at Piazzale Michelangelo. The sky was pretty stormy looking, but thankfully the rain held off. I got there late afternoon and stayed until sunset. I got some great cloud photos (which I'm sure will end up in future matte paintings!).
The second sketch is from Sant' Ambrogio market. It's not far from where I used to live when I was in Florence in '05. It's a really cool little place to find all kinds of odds & ends. It wasn't open yet when I was there that morning, so I found a nearby spot to sit & sketch for a little while.
Florence is a such a great city for urban sketching. Not only is there tons of interesting architecture, there are also plenty of places to grab a table and have some cappuccino while you're drawing. I'm already feeling the need to go back soon! Definitely don't want to wait 10 years til next time!