Drawing Chapel Arches

The Croquistes de Québec held their April sketchcrawl at the chapel associated with the Musée de l’Amérique du Francophone.  It’s really hard finding indoor places to sketch in the winter and so I’ve been to this chapel enough this winter to say that I’m ‘all full up.’  Nevertheless, I always enjoy sketching with others.

Turnout wasn’t great, probably because others are as tired as I am of sketching indoors, but there were five of us in attendance and we had fun, though this sketchcrawl wasn’t as long in duration as our summer sessions will be.

I decided to draw some arches.  I always have trouble drawing when I have to look upward.  I wonder whether it’s because of the view itself or the fact that my sketcher head-bob up and down from subject to paper, is so extreme.  Either way, it slows the sketching process and always results in some wonkiness working its way into my drawing.  Next month we’re going to sketch the alleyways of Limoilu – outdoors.  Spring had better be here by then.

Stllman & BIrn Beta (9x12), Platinum 3776, Platinum Carbon Black

Stllman & BIrn Beta (9×12), Platinum 3776, Platinum Carbon Black

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  1. Connie hamilton says:

    Beautiful arches…..thanks for doing them so we could see them. Love looking at the architecture. Nice work.

  2. Pat Roberson says:

    Beautiful arches and great drawing! Thanks for sharing your work!

  3. Tina says:

    I think you did a fantastic job on those arches, as well as the detailing on the column. You could always lie on your back — maybe on a pew? 😉

    – Tina

    • Glad you liked the sketch, Tina. I had fun with the the gold carvings, particularly adding some darks with a brush pen. I don’t know about drawing while on my back though 🙂

  4. KateB says:

    good work on that arch!