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.