This view shows the famed Colosseum amphitheatre and the Forum between the Palatine and the Capitoline hills. Originally commissioned for a Woodmansterne Publications design, the scene I wanted to show was already pictured in my head as soon as I knew that Rome was one of the cities I had to draw! The beautiful landmarks – very much iconic and the epitome of ancient Rome – are so characteristic, along with the unmistakeable umbrella pine trees spotted around the surrounding hills.


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