Almost forgot to announce the upcoming sketchcrawl. Yvan has arranged for us to visit the Université Laval Collections. If you’ve never been there, this is the place where the entire collection from the long-defunct Natural History museum is houses so there are, by my estimate, around a gazillion stuffed animals waiting to be drawn. In addition, there is a vast collection of plaster casts that were once used by the Laval art department, back when drawing was part of the fine arts curriculum (grin).
Anyway, there’s a LOT to draw there and the atmosphere is really nice as it’s a limited access facility so you don’t have to worry about people (except maybe me) looking over your shoulder. Anyone who has been to one of the sketching events we’ve had there will tell you, it’s fantastic.
Sadly, we do have to break from our normal Sunday sketchcrawl habit because the Collections are only available Monday through Friday. This event will be this Friday, starting at 9:30AM. For more details, check Yvan’s posting of the event here. I hope to see you there. I’ve colored this post up a bit with a couple of the sketches I did during last year’s sketchcrawl.