Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Lisbon Panoramas: Sketching wide-angle scenes from near and far

COSÌ LONTANO_assim longe


COSÌ VICINO_assim perto


The idea of organizing this workshop, is born from necessity, to share and suggest to the other fans of design, techniques and instructions for creating a panorama. After the experience of the 2nd Symposium Urban Sketchers, I continued to reflect about drawing of panorama, its reason, tools, techniques, the complexity and the choice of view’s point. The drawing of views, panorama has been used since antiquity as a specific work from diferent painters, draughtsmen, architects, researches, photographers, filmmakers, writers, travelers, etc.Theirs works fueling the desire for discovery, exploration, knowledge.

Lisbon is a ideal city to this kind of drawing; its hilly terrain, its skyline, made of high points (miradouri) and lower parts (baixa pombalina) allows you to "embrace with the look and the body" infinite perspectives and views that need to be registered on a sketchbook. I think that this urban panorama is the right subject to deal with the theme of the workshop.

The miradouro Porta do Sol (Workshop title: così lontano_assim longe_so long) is the "open space" where participants will practice the concepts of distance and remoteness, to a direct approach, to 180°, with the large view that they are watching.

The participant will receive the basics of composition and proportion, to set properly on the drawing sheet, notions of perspective, identification of the horizon line and drawing of the skyline. All the tools to make a design brief and quickly, and avoid discouragement caused by the abundance of details and details of the panorama.

Praça Camões (Workshop title: così vicino_assim perto) is the theme in which participants will practice the concept of proximity that "revolves around" 360°.

The participant will receive the basics of composition and proportion, to set properly on the drawing sheet, notions of perspective, detection of vanishing points, the relationship between sky and built urban. All the tools to make a design brief and quickly, and avoid discouragement caused by the abundance of details and details of the panorama.



Graduated as architect in Italy in 2008, Claudio Patané works in Lisbon since 2009. Guest as instructor at the University of Venice IUAV to participate at the workshop about contemporary architecture, the city and the countryside. In collaboration with the Gallery of Contemporary Art, Syracuse has participated and coordinated several exhibitions and film cycles on the perception of society and representation of contemporary. He participated in the competitions of illustration and drawing, was invited to participate as a tutor for the Urban Sketching II International Symposium on July 2011.He has LANDSKETCH personal blog and collaborate with the collective blog Urban Sketchers Portugal.

4 comments:

  1. I wish I could be there for this workshop Claudio. Your participants are in for a great class!

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  3. thank you very much Gabi!!!
    I think that be will the great wokshop!!
    is a way to say goodbye to Lisbon, a fantastic city, I drew so much, before returning to Italy...
    The next workshop in Sicily...;.)

    bye

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  4. The best of luck with your workshops Claudio!!!! Great post!

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