We’re still waiting for spring to come to Quebec City. It’s quite unbelievable that it’s mid-May and the best we can hope for is a rainy, dreary day. But until things warm up a bit (we had a frost warning last week) we’re sort of stuck going to indoor venues to draw.
We were provided with a new one, though, as the Quebec Historial Society opened a small exhibit of old, mostly tin toys from the 40s to the 60s. As a kid, I was playing with those produced in the 50s so some were quite familiar to me and brought back memories. I love tin toys, mostly for this nostalgia I suppose, but they were always so brightly painted to mask their simplistic nature.
I spent much of our session viewing the exhibit and reading all the description cards. It’s not every day that you get to see and Easy-Bake Oven after all. But eventually I sat down to draw and I did a poor job of sketching an old wind-up race car from the 40s. I really need to slow down as the quality of my sketches is directly correlated with the speed in which I do them.