A two for one deal for me - practicing writing and sketching at the same time! So here's my attempt:
Bread. The smell of fresh baked bread wafted in through the open window from the bakery next door. It squatted on the corner of my lane, and being only a single floor high, it allowed the eastern sky to blaze into my second floor bedroom. From the garden across the street, the smell of jasmine and honey mixed into the morning's perfume. The streets themselves began waking up, with carts and cars traveling slowly along the beaten track. Their new engines, a marvel of modern ingenuity, chugged softly bringing the merchants some of their wares to sell. Along the Via Tusca, heading north, farmers brought the butchers and dairymen the food for the morning meals. Slowly, Rome woke up to a new day.
Here it is, a little preview of what I'm working up. My thoughts are running in a fantasy - where a culture exists that is a mix between Roman and Steampunk. For the sketch, I see a few issues - the shading is non-existent or incorrectly made. The buildings are blocks that have no characters. I have problems with the perspectives - trying to maintain a common view point. Proportionally, I think i messed up - and it still looks too flat. But, it is a start.
As always - comments are greatly appreciated. Until the next time...