Yvan and I had been quick-sketching people at Place d’Armes in Quebec City when the sun just became too much for us so we started walking around. We decided to sketch the entry gate to the small parking lot in front of Trinity Church. Mine is rather spartan as my arthritis was acting up and I was having some difficulty directing my pointy device. Thought I’d share it anyway.
People are not my favorite subject. Don’t get me wrong; I like people, though modern society causes me to question that regularly, but what I mean is that I don’t like sketching people. I do it because they’re everywhere and it’s good pointy device practice, something I need to do a lot.
Every year a local portrait group holds outdoor sessions where people get together to do quick portraits of each other and anyone they can entice from the park where it’s held. I go because I like the people and the ambiance of the sessions, but prefer to draw whole people rather than floating heads. This requires that I work pretty fast, faster than I’m comfortable doing. Maybe that’s a good thing. Here are a few of the ones I’ve done.