Sogno di Primavera



[ENG]

Spring is surely the most beloved season for a lot of people. Finally, after the cold long Winter, Nature wakes up and gives us colors, beautiful smell and astonishing flowers, one of them being the Cherry blossom. They are delicate flowers, ridden with soft petals that spread all over the tree almost like light butterflies. In Japan the Cherry tree is even considered sacred. Looking for some inspiration, I stumbled upon this beautiful photograph and I couldn't resist turning it into a drawing.

The technique is always the same: colored pencil on white Fabriano 220 gr paper.

This time around I used the Supracolor soft by Caran d'Ache because since their paste is softer, they help me achieve a more realistic fade very easily and at the same time they leave a lighter mark on the paper. I titled this artwork "Sogno di Primavera" ("Dreaming of Spring") because the blossoming branch pops out of the fading background, give the picture a dream-like feel.


[ITA]

La Primavera è sicuramente la stagione più amata. Sì, perché, finalmente, dopo il lungo periodo invernale la Natura si risveglia e ci dona colori, profumi e fiori meravigliosi e tra questi i fiori di ciliegio. Essi sono fiori delicati, fatti di petali impalpabili che si espandono sugli alberi quasi come fossero leggiadre farfalle. In Giappone questo albero è addirittura sacro. Ed è proprio durante una ricerca che mi sono imbattuta in questa foto e non ho resistito a tramutarla in un mio disegno.

La tecnica è sempre la stessa, matite colorate su cartoncino Fabriano da 220 gr.

Questa volta ho usato le matite Supracolor soft della Caran d'Ache che, essendo a pasta morbida, mi consentono di ottenere un effetto sfocato più realistico e allo stesso tempo rendono più delicato il tratto sui fiori.

Ho chiamato quest'opera "Sogno di Primavera" perché il ramo fiorito si staglia su uno sfondo sfocato che rende il tutto un po' sognante.

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It all started when my mom passed away.

 

I was on a break from my work in theatres and not going through a very serene period.

 

One day my son Nazareno said that he had spare sketchbook that his art teacher told him was no longer needed for school projects, so he asked if I wanted to use it.

 

I thought I could have used it to sketch scenographies for work so I simply tucked it in a cupboard. After some time I opened the same cupboard again and saw that very sketchbook next to my precious Caran d'Ache pencils and … that's when I thought of drawing something. Yes but, what to draw then? 

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