October 14, 2008

Meet the correspondents: NAPLES > Simo Capecchi

"To keep an illustrated journal is fun. I like that moment when I'm perfectly concentrated on what I see in front of me. I always draw real places or events and I usually describe something while it is happening. I rarely draw from memory. I very seldom use a loose piece of paper: a canvas or a sheet of watercolor paper intimidate me much more than a book. A book means a sequence of pages, where there is no single masterpiece, but the whole group of drawings does matter. Naples, where I've lived for 15 years, offers a huge repertoire of curious and interesting things to draw, and drawing is always a good reason to explore a city. I wish I had more time to do it. Meanwhile, I draw everything I can see from my windows, like this house in front of my kitchen."

• Simonetta's blog: in viaggio col taccuino.
• Simonetta's art on Flickr.
• Naples sketchbook.


gabi campanario said...

i feel the same way about drawing on books versus sheets of paper, but i had never given it much thought. what you said it's so true.

the Naples sketchbook is fantastic, even if it's on a computer screen, flipping through the pages like that is such a treat. we have to thank the Internet gods for that!

Rob Carey said...

What a great view to have from your kitchen! Makes a person want to wash the dishes. Great how you handled the background on this sketch too.

Schizzinosa said...

Thanks Gabi, it was Lapin who experimented "issuu" flipping first! Rob, that's why I never do the washing up: I loose my time watching...

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Anonymous said...

Best wishes in your work. I like your drawings. I also sketch and have kept a journal now for over 35 years. I'm currently on book number 162 where I keep my thoughts, dreams, inspiration and a record of my travels and events, good as well as bad. It's fun to look back and recall the past through my own images.

Anton Rajer