Picked up a 1946 edition of “Encyclopedia of the Arts” at a local thrift store, the book has 1064 pages of art terms and definitions which makes for some great late night reading. On the first page a word caught my attention, the word “abbozzo”, a cool word that you can start using in everyday conversation if you really want to impress your friends and family.
Abbozzo (It.) Sketch or preliminary draft of a work of art.
Here is my latest abozzo, a rendering of a demonic style of gargoyle which I created late one night while sitting on our front porch sketching by candlelight. The plan is to build two of these for use as column toppers. You can check out the progress of the build here.