Souvenir, Pencil Drawing on Paper

souvenir pencil drawing on paper


A snowglobe from New York City, a beret from Paris, a water canteen from the Grand Canyon. When most people think of souvenirs, they think of tchotchkes or the clichéd items that embody a place. Apparently we’re a unique family.
On our last trip to Italy, we found this stick on a short hike through the woods. We were all impressed by the interesting lines that the stream had etched into it over time. It looks almost man-made. Call me strange, but I think it’s beautiful, and I remember our trip every time that I look at it.
This pencil drawing was drawn from life (or still-life) using a soft pencil. It was purposely left unfinished towards the edges.
Souvenir pencil drawing on paper
Souvenir, pencil on paper, 51×41 cm