When artist Pietro Cataudella wants to keep a memory of a place he has visited, a simple selfie isn't enough for him. Instead, Pietro creates sort of a hybrid photo-drawing of the landmark. His ongoing project, CityLiveSketch -- a collection of these playful images -- is like a bridge, linking Pietro's imagination and the real world.

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Saylor Anderson 3 months ago (edited)

We’re all mad here

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"When I created CityLiveSketch in 2014, I was doing clear and simple drawings of landscapes and buildings," Cataudella told Bored Panda. "A year later, I decided to do something different. I began creating images in which the illustrations are only part of the full piece, modifying and completing the actual photo. After doing so, I saw everything in a new light. Now, I often see an object very differently from how it appears in reality (for example, as part of a cartoon character)."

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Lil Bare 3 months ago

This place looks phenomenal! Where is it??

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Cataudella has trained his eyes this way totally on his own. "I have never studied illustration or any other art discipline. I learned everything I know by myself with a lot of practice, patience, and passion driving my endeavors."

"My current pieces begin with an object, typically a building. After I find something that intrigues me, I try to think about a link between the object's shapes and something that I'm already familiar with. This step might take up to a few hours. After that, I start creating the image, combining all of the pieces."

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Rain79 3 months ago

I find this utterly adorable!

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Sometimes the artist uses royalty-free images he finds online to start the process, but Cataudella loves to travel in search of inspiration. "I always prefer to use my own pictures. Thanks to CityLiveSketch, I visited a lot of places in Italy and Europe. I hope I can continue working on this project for years to come."

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Rain79 3 months ago

Makes me ready to go on childhood adventures.

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Aussie Stace 3 months ago

This artist is really talented

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Roger Haywood 3 months ago

The great flood of London.

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Sveta Smirnova 3 months ago

Popeye the sailorman.. Tut tut...

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Saylor Anderson 3 months ago

Let’s get down to business

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Link 3 months ago

He was a Sailor. She was a Mermaid. Can I make it anymore obvious?

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Link 3 months ago

That plant works really well for the Demigorgan.

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tuzdayschild 3 months ago

I want that dress

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Flame Phoenix 3 months ago

Wait... WHAT

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TheNerdyOne 3 months ago

Create your own paths

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Lilli 3 months ago

yesss! my little sister would adore this! :3

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Tambot 3 months ago

My 3 year old would love this

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Michele Ottone 3 months ago

On a second thought. The drawing was taken some 8-9 years ago, when the tower was not completed, yet, and the Eastern wall bore the number of floors being erected. The Majesty of the spear could only be imagined, back then.

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Link 3 months ago

Up! I loved this movie!

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Roger Haywood 3 months ago

Winter is coming.................soon.

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Link 3 months ago

And here is another plant that works perfectly well with it

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Podunkus 3 months ago (edited)

Cinque Terre is even more beautiful at night! Night-5d2c...35-png.jpg Night-5d2c9a46df035-png.jpg

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Trudy Brodsky 3 months ago

Awesome

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Saylor Anderson 3 months ago

The bigger the better

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Lil Bare 3 months ago

Ah! Its a giant's arm that sticks out! Now it makes sense why its tilted :)

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Roger Haywood 3 months ago

Can't beat Italian coffee.

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TheNerdyOne 3 months ago

*hedwigs theme pays in the background*

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Lalo Vidals 3 months ago

Love Dalí.

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Trudy Brodsky 3 months ago

R2D2!

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My O My 3 months ago

Beautiful in its simplicity!

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Link 3 months ago

The missing piece....

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