Hello again! I am finally back here. We have been travelling for the last couple of weeks in Québec. I wanted to sketch everyday of the trip and to try to find comfort with my still developing skill and style. I pretty well kept to it, with some days completing two or three. Our first two days were in le Vieux-Québec, a totally perfect place to sketch. We stayed within the city walls and wandered around amid the old beauty. I sat on patios, benches and walls and sketched.
My rule was to complete the sketch, including watercolour, in situ, no matter how wonky or bad it seemed. And as I look at these, even though I cringe a bit (look at those weird people in the last drawing!), I can remember so much about the time I was sketching, the weather, the conversation, the taste of the latte. And I kept sketching all the way up the St. Lawrence to Tadoussac and Lac St. Jean, so in the coming days I’ll post some more. Meantime, it’s nice to be back here.
I don’t think your people are wonky at all! I’d be thrilled to be able to sketch as well as you!! They say that engaging your hands helps with your memory as you do things….another great reason to sketch….especially on vacation.
There you are! I’ve been missing you…love the sketches…keep them coming!
What a lovely way to remember a great city. When I looked at your last sketch, with the people in it, I remembered being in that very place and going up the funiculaire. Looking forward to more in the coming days.
jill in Ontario
What gorgeous work! So inspirational….. I just did a few from my step daughters backyard during travels to Chicago. Such fun to travel with my tiny book and set of watercolors.
Thank you all for your supportive comments. Sketching made a great trip even better. I’ve still got lots to learn but I am loving doing it, mistakes and all!