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Welcome to the Biodome : Field Sketching in the Dead of Winter

February 18, 2015


Was over at the Montreal Biodome, scout-sketching with some USK friends who introduced me to the Naturalia Room.

It’s an educational space aimed at schoolkids – but ideal for artistic practice. They have a large open space with tables and chairs surrounded with taxidermy animal mounts and biological specimens. All sorts of things for a person to study. I seems (on one trip worth of scouting) to be less crowded that the Insectarium, and with more variety of subjects. Even better – it’s free!


We’re going to head there with the full Urban Sketchers Montreal group on the 22’d. Anyone in the area is welcome to stop by. Opens at 10:30am, and is near the Viau station on the Green Line.


No matter what kind of artwork one is pursuing, I think this kind of study is the ideal foundation. If you want to capture a rapid gesture, or an impressionistic view, the first order of business is being confident with your drawing. This kind of studio work is just the thing to tune up observational skills. Hope to see you there.


8 Comments leave one →
  1. February 18, 2015 11:57 AM

    Wonderful studies. I really love your style.

  2. February 18, 2015 2:59 PM

    These are great! I want to go there too!

  3. February 19, 2015 1:20 AM

    Reblogged this on Art & Design without Frontiers.

  4. February 19, 2015 7:20 AM

    Beautiful drawings and paintings! Wish I lived in Montreal to join the group!

  5. February 19, 2015 7:34 AM

    What an excellent idea to go to this place for study and sketches. The result is very beautiful. I love how you bring so much in your work with only a few strokes. I love your blog and look forward to see more! Warm greetings from Ohio, Johanna


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