Tuesdays are “free Tuesday” at the Musée de la civilisation in Quebec City. I’m a member but it’s still sort of a special day as there’s a hustle and bustle in the museum that is lacking when I go during most weekday mornings. Besides, some of my friends show up on Tuesdays, which is always nice.
Today Yvan, Bethann, and Nicolas were there and with so many sketcher shoulders to look over, I spent more time watching than sketching. It’s said that to learn to draw you need to do it. That’s certainly true but I learn a lot by watching others ‘do’ as well.
Because of all my sketcher gawking, I only completed one sketch today. Most of my sketches are done with pen but I’m trying to learn to use a pencil. I confess to being mostly lost when it comes to shading with these graphite spitters but here’s a sketch of the head of one of Joe Fafard‘s painted bronze statues. The horse’s name is Vermear, according to the plaque that accompanies the statue and he was very cooperative, not moving a muscle during the entire session.
The sketch was done with a .7mm mechanical pencil in a Stillman & Birn Epsilon sketchbook.