Sketching My Barber Shop

Quebec City has the fancy hair cutting salons found in any large city.  I prefer to go old school. The shop I go to is a cute little place, squashed between two larger buildings, and I’ve been going there for at least a decade.  Two hair cutters, and somehow they’re busy enough that I have to make an appointment.

I decided it was time for me to sketch it so I took advantage of some sun and did this sketch in my Stillman & Birn Alpha (10×7), using a TWSBI Mini and Platinum Carbon Black ink.

My barber shop

My barber shop

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  1. Tina says:

    Nice! And did that car actually stay parked there long enough for you to include it??

    – Tina

    • Hee, hee…you sound like an urban sketcher, Tina 🙂

      As a matter of fact, the car did leave before I finished the drawing. But my approach to sketches like this is to use a pencil to draw boxes, or other shape, to delineate the location/size of the major components. This is the time when I’m looking at the relationships between the objects as well as their sizes. It generally takes me 2-3 minutes. Then I switch to pen and start drawing everything and in this case, I started with the car because it was the most likely thing to leave and because it is in the foreground of the scene.

      Cheers — Larry