Step by Step Landscapes from Florence
I put together some step by step images of my last three landscape sketches from my month in Florence. 

I usually start with a rough line sketch to find a composition and place things about where I want them. Then I start looking for the shadow areas and grouping them with a flat dark tone, before turning to the light areas, and when I have the values working I go further into creating the right shapes and colours.

In total I made 12 of these sketches of florentine landscapes, kind of like a diary of my trip. You can view all of them on my blog: