Fernande and I went to the Quebec Aquarium last Monday. On my way there I have to transfer from one bus to another, which meant a 10-minute wait. I quickly sketched a video rental building in a small Moleskine watercolor book I carry. Not much but it sure made that 10-minutes pass quickly.
Unlike our first visit to the aquarium, it was a beautiful day. We spent the entire day in the outdoor areas rather than in the actual aquarium buildings. I love urban ‘hardware’ and so did a couple smallish, sketches of some of the aquarium hardware. There are examples of this sign everywhere on the grounds, providing directions to visitors. Simple, easy-peasy to draw, and fun.
While wandering around I found this bizarro device. It seems to have either a generator or transformer on the side of it. It is about four-feet tall. There are actually a bunch of these along a stone wall, giving the impression that they were once used as lights. The technology, whatever it is, is very old and no longer used, I think. Looks like something you’d see in a steampunk movie. I had to draw it.
It was already getting hot when I started this sketch and there was no shade from which to draw this large pile of sand. Towards the end I was sweating like crazy and ready to be done. As soon as the ink was done I headed for shade to do the color. Hope you like it.