On Nait Tous Artistes!

On nait tous artistes (We are all born as artists) is what is written on the sides of a tiny Fiat car owned by DeSerres, our local art store.  They have just opened a new store within walking distance of my house which was event enough but in the parking lot was this really amazing Fiat, it’s paint scheme that of a young child drawing herself I suppose.

Anyways, I just had to sketch it but it was far too cold to sit in the parking lot to do so.  I took a couple photos, came home and sketched it off my computer monitor.  I guess that disqualifies it as a true ‘urban sketchers’ sketch but this one deserves an exception.


Stillman & Birn Epsilon (5.5×8.5), Lamy Safari, Noodler’s Lexington Gray. Faber-Castell watercolor pencils provide color.

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  1. Stacy says:

    Great job on the sketch, such clean and precise lines! It’s a very cute car, and a clever theme for an art store. I’ll bet you’ll enjoy visiting the art store often!

  2. Hi Stacy. I agree, the car is adorable. I only wish the art store was more art and less crafts 🙂

    Cheers — Larry

  3. Thanks, Tina. The tires are always the hardest part for me but the front one here turned out pretty good. I think the rear one is too small but at least it looks like it will roll. Some of mine don’t 🙂

    Cheers — Larry