Italian artist Pietro Cataudella takes his sketchbook everywhere he goes, but his drawings don’t just depict of the places he visits—they become part of the landscape. His ongoing project, titled CityLiveSketch, features architectural 3D drawings that seem to jump from the artist’s journals, depicting famous landmarks as part-real, part-illustrated. Most recently though, Cataudella took his imagination a step further by playfully merging buildings and everyday objects with unexpected characters and cartoon worlds.
In one piece humorously titled “The leaning hairstyle of Marge Simpson,” Cataudella holds up his drawing of Marge, lining her up to the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa as if it’s part of her famous updo. In another, titled “London Smile,” Alice in Wonderland’s grinning Cheshire Cat becomes part of the Tower Bridge. Even the colorful ghosts from Pac-Man make an appearance, dotted through the streets of Gaeta, Italy.
Scroll down to check out some of Cataudella’s playful travel sketches and discover more from his portfolio on Instagram.