Pencil and ink sketches from Daiorama.com.au


Paris Pont Alexandre 3

A freehand ink sketch by Dai Wynn of the Pont Alexandre 3 over the River Seine in Paris. Drawn on smooth surface 300gsm Arches paper. 42 cm high by 29.5 cm wide by 0.1 cm deep approximately. Unframed.

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Eglise (Church) Notre-Dame de Lorette, Paris

Freehand pen and ink sketch by Dai Wynn of Eglise Notre-Dame de Lorette in rue Lafitte, Paris. On the hilltop behind is Sacré Coeur. Ink on 300gsm smooth surface Arches paper. 29 cm high by 21 cm wide by 0.1 cm deep approximately. A4 standard size. Unframed.

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Historic Bridge over rue du Pirou, Thiers, France

An interesting four-level half-timbered building spanning rue du Pirou in the old town of Thiers in the Auvergne region of central France. Thiers is famous for the manufacture of knives, swords and cutlery. Freehand pen and ink sketch by Dai Wynn on 300gsm smooth Arches paper. 29 cm high by 21 cm wide by 0.1 cm deep approximately. A4 standard size. Unframed.

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The northern Italian city of Como on Lake Como

Pen and ink freehand sketch by Dai Wynn of the northern Italian city of Como on Lake Como in Lombardy. Ink on 300gsm smooth surface Arches cotton paper. 29.5 cm high by 42 cm wide by 0.1 cm deep approximately. A3 standard size.

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Port St Mary Harbour Wall on the Isle of Man

Pen and ink freehand sketch by Dai Wynn of the harbour wall of Port St Mary on the Isle of Man in the Irish Sea between Ireland and England. Ink on 300gsm smooth surface Arches french cotton paper. 29.5 cm high by 42 cm wide by 0.1 cm deep approximately. A3 standard size.




Rio San Maurizio, Venice

A neighbourly conversation on the Fondamenta Malvasia beside the Rio San Maurizio in Venice. In the background is the Ponte de la Malvasia Vecchia with cast iron balustrades. Pen and ink drawing by Dai Wynn on 300gsm smooth Arches paper. 29.5 cm high by 42 cm wide by 0.1 cm deep approximately. A3 standard size.




Buda Castle, Gellert Hill, Citadella in Budapest, Hungary

A freehand sketch by Dai Wynn on 300gsm smooth surface Arches paper. The drawing depicts a tower of Buda Castle in the foreground, bridges over the Danube River at centre, and the Citadella on Gellert Hill at right. This is the Buda part of Budapest, Hungary. 29.5 cm high by 42 cm wide by 0.1 cm deep. A3 standard size.




Bergerac in Nouvelle Aquitaine, France

A freehand sketch by Dai Wynn of ancient stone, brick and timber houses at 24, rue de la Mirpe, Bergerac, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France. This is drawing preliminary to a watercolour painting showing the cream colours of stone with flecks of red and blue, the pink bricks between the timbers, and the green moss and shrubs against the walls and paths.




Périgueux Stairway, Nouvelle Aquitaine, France

A quick freehand pencil and ink sketch by Dai Wynn of a stairway in the old part of Périgueux in the French Périgord. Drawn on 300gsm rough surface Arches paper. A4 size.

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Rue de Puyvert, Sorèze, Midi Pyrénées, France

Quick freehand ink sketch by Dai Wynn of rue de Puyvert, Sorèze, Midi-Pyrénées, France. Drawn on 300gsm medium surface texture Arches paper. 29.5 cm high by 21 cm wide by 0.1 cm deep approximately. A4 standard size.




Rue du Port, Limeuil

Rue du Port which climbs steeply from the Dordogne River to the Jardins Panoramiques in Limeuil, France. Freehand pen and ink sketch by Dai Wynn of the narrow street which he and his wife trudged up to reach the beautiful hilltop gardens. There are fabulous views of the confluence of the Vézère and Dordogne rivers and surrounding farmlands. Ink on Arches paper. A3 size. 42 cm high by 29.5 cm wide by 0.1 cm deep approximately.




Bellagio on Lake Como, Italy

The exclusive town of Bellagio on the shore of Lake Como in Lombardy, northern Italy. Pen and ink freehand sketch by Dai Wynn on 300gsm medium surface Arches cotton paper. 29.5 cm high by 42 cm wide by 0.1 cm deep approximately. A3 standard size.




Hautefort Château and Village Well

Rue Maxence de Damas in Hautefort, Nouvelle Aquitaine, France. The circular tower of the Château d’Hautefort forms an impressive backdrop.

Pen and ink freehand sketch by Dai Wynn.

Interestingly, Google Streetview in January 2011 depicts a fairly diminutive well with a simple shingled roof. When we visited in September 2017, it had been replaced with the magnificent multi-domed, bent-wood, slate-shingled cupola to match that of the château.




Porte Rouge, Sarlat-la-Canéda, France

A red door in an ancient stone house at the head of a narrow stepped alley in «la vieille ville» of medieval Sarlat-la-Canéda, France in the Périgord region. Ink and watercolour painting by Dai Wynn on 300gsm smooth surface Arches cotton paper. 42 cm high by 29.5 cm wide by 0.1 cm deep approximately. A3 standard size.




Verona, Caffe Tubino


A pedestrian street in Verona, Italy. No, that balcony is not THE balcony made famous by Shakespeare. Ink and watercolour sketch by Dai Wynn on medium surface texture 300gsm Arches cotton paper. 29.5 cm high by 42 cm wide by 0.1 cm deep approximately. A3 standard size.