Sketching With The Three Musketeers

2014-04-06Celine's House Snow has started to melt but it’s still piled high, so Athos, Porthos, and Aramis (the Three Musketeers) decided to meet and draw indoors at Celine’s house.  She has a studio full of plaster casts that provide fodder for sketching fanatics.  They invited me, d’Artagnan, along as the token anglophone of the group.

We had a great time sketching, looking at art books and talking about our upcoming road trip to Ottawa’s National Gallery.  More on that later.

2014-04-07HeadI sketched a couple smaller, painted plaster figurines in a Stillman & Birn sketchbook using a Pilot Prera and Lexington Gray ink.  Faber-Castell Albrecht-Durer watercolor pencils were used to add a hint of color.  I love these pencils more everytime I use them as you can completely eliminate the lines made by the pencil.

It’s not location sketching but it’s sure good practice and goodness knows I need that.

2014-04-07Skate

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  1. Sheila Fitzpatrick says:

    Larry, I applaud your efforts to keep sketching despite the endless Quebec winter and dreary spring. I want to share with you a “hummingbird cam”. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrM34fdmloc A guy on southern Vancouver Island has a webcam aimed at a hummingbird nest. The female is often on the nest and can be seen feeding her chicks. All the best! – Sheila

    • What else ya gonna do? It’s Quebec! Thanks for the webcam link. I love these things, though I tend to forget to look at them. We only have one species in Quebec and I’ve never had any luck attracting them to our feeder, though I put it out every year.

      Cheers — Larry