For some, drawing people is seen as the pinnacle of art. Not for me. I like doing portraits, as long as they’re portraits of buildings. I like clothes on people and find capturing all the folds and pleats to be a near impossible task given my limited drawing abilities. But, it’s winter, and there are more people inside buildings than buildings inside buildings and if I’m going to have to draw from photos, why not something I don’t normally draw?
And so it is…winter, and I’ve decided to draw a few more people than normal. I decided to draw this pirate from a book. He was fun and ample proof that I still have much to learn about pen and ink, particularly shading with ink.
I went to the Musée de la Civilisation on Friday and met up with Yvan and Claudette. I decided to draw “Connor”, the protagonist in the 3rd Assassin’s Creed video game. The museum has a life-size statue of him at the entrance to a video game history exhibit. As he has a great costume, I may have to sketch him at least once more. I might even do him in color as his tunic is tan but his coat is Revolutionary War blue, and he’s got leather chaps and a red belt with gold trim. Video game designers have good tastes in clothes, if nothing else.