Saturday, 10 April 2010

Bologna, via Goito 3/c (2)

More people from 2010 SCBWI dinner dance party in Bologna.

I made this few days after the party by reference photos on my moleskine.

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Bologna, via Goito 3/c

On March 22nd, SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators) at the end of Bologna Symposium had a dinner dance party at Libreria Trame Bookshop, where I had my exhibition (fantastic place and great hospitality!).

Lots of illustrators, writers, agents, publishers were there.

It was a funny night with good food, good wine, good music from actual, old, wonderful, records played by Dj Checco (the man on the left) with his vintage record players . His musical knoledge is terrific!

Round Red was the party people adhesive for identification.

Wednesday, 7 April 2010


A house in the central via del Pratello viewed from an inner yard.

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

At a child's birthday party in Bologna

Children's birthday party can be boring when:
-you don't know other parents.
-they are much younger than you.
-mom are more than dad.
-you are not a great talker.
If there is each of the four condition, well, it's great if you have your sketchbook with you!

Monday, 5 April 2010


March 10th, 2010. After few warm days suddenly snow falled again. 'Where's springtime gone?' I guess this was everybody's thought.

I like to compare this sketch with the one I made same day last year (click here) in a very hot day! So hot that I had to dress just a t-shirt.
What weather will be next year?

Saturday, 3 April 2010


After a long, cold, snowy winter al last a pleasant warm day, good to spend time sketching outside.
It was February 25. Two weeks later should have snow again!!I made this on the North-East area of Bologna and maybe the right brown building is Agrarian University of Bologna, but I'm not really sure.

Thursday, 1 April 2010

Bologna, via Saragozza. The day after 2010 regional election.

Italian flag colours have always been used in Mr Berlusconi party symbol. The flag I saw in front of a school windows had very faded colours, just as the common sense seem to be in a country where people vote for arrogance, censorship, impoverishment, ruin.