Sketching in the First Nations Exhibit

One of the permanent exhibits at our Museé de la civilisation reflects the First Nations of Canada.  It’s a wonderful exhibit that leans heavy on videos and audio, but that also holds a large collection of First Nations artifacts that are good sketching subjects.

I was there on Thursday and decided to draw a “scene” that amounted to a large, floor drum and a manikin wearing ceremonial garb.  The manikin was hard to deal with as a sketcher because it was black foam and almost without a face.  The dark room, dark outfit and dark manikin did make drawing the figure difficult. Like all my moving of pens around on paper, it was fun and made the day a good one.

Stillman & Birn Beta, Platinum 3776, Platinum Carbon Black

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  1. Tina M Koyama says:

    Nice sketch and also sounds like a good exhibit!

    – Tina

    • It could use some light as many of the displays aren’t well-lit. It’s also the case that I’ve drawn a lot in there and so I’m running out of stuff to draw 🙂 BTW, I love those red bags you had made.