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What’s CityLiveSketch?

CityLiveSketch is an artistic project created by Pietro Cataudella, born in 1991, originally from Sicily,  now living in Pisa, Tuscany.

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Pietro Cataudella

The aim of CityLiveSketch is to showcase the beautiful world surrounding us, both the iconic places and the most characteristic views, using not only simple photos but also drawings made on a normal travel sketchbook.

CityLiveSketch was born in the summer of 2014 in Marzamemi, a small seaside village in south-eastern Sicily, Syracuse.

A simple sketch of the “Balata of Marzamemi”, made on a sketchbook and photographed in front of the scene represented, started a project that would soon reach many new Italian cities (and even more!).

Balata of Marzamemi Live Sketch

It’s only thanks to continuous practice, consistency, passion and desire to improve the technique of drawing that the simplest sketches have been replaced by more complex drawings which are full of details and whose realization may also require days of work.

Fontana di Trevi Live Sketch

During 2016, the desire to continue experimenting with new forms of art and to make even more creative content have led to the creation of a new category of “Fantasy” CityLiveSketch, in which the drawing interacts (or even blends) with photography.

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Fantasy CityLiveSketch

In 2018 there is one more evolution of illustrations, thanks to the creation of the new “3D CityLiveSketch“.

"Basilica di S. Maria della Salute" 3D Live Sketch
Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute 3D Live Sketch

Right from the start, CityLiveSketch has attracted the interest of many websites and important newspapers such as La Repubblica, Il Corriere della Sera, The Huffington Post and BBC (Press Area).

CityLiveSketch has collaborated with famous international brands, such as Adobe, Seat, Land Rover, CampariYves Saint Laurent (Portfolio).

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For information, commissioning, prints, and collaborations:



CityLiveSketch is also on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.