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USK:MTL : Sketching Atwater Market

September 27, 2015

We had perfect lazy Sunday weather for today’s USK:MTL monthly sketching meetup. I was doing more talking than drawing today so we have a little bit of everything going on in the sketchbook. Thanks to everyone who showed up. It was fun meeting a lot of new people today.

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A view of the canal – in an unusual (for me) vertical composition, thanks to a suggestion from my friend Shari. We were sitting side by side. She sketched the view 90 degrees to mine.

Here’s what we were really looking at. I was kind of happy with my redesign of what was there. Less is almost always more in a quick sketch.

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A quick sketcher portrait. I don’t know this person, so if you’re the lady in the red coat who left early, this is you concentrating on your sketch :)

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And, after lunch the Phil So Good quartet set up (only three of them for whatever reason?) and we all hung out and sketched them while they played for us.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. September 27, 2015 10:46 PM

    Love them – specially the way the water looks and the way you’ve done the guitarist’s face.

  2. September 28, 2015 4:47 PM

    Nice sketches. My on-site sketches are still quite weak. I do better in the studio.

    • September 28, 2015 5:07 PM

      I myself have to learn how to paint indoors! It has to be better right :) but it doesn’t seem to click for me somehow. That is a project I hope to dig into next year.

  3. sandidureice permalink
    September 30, 2015 3:26 AM

    Beautiful, and thankyou for including the photo…it’s great for showing how to simplify. I like the way you left the embankment white but also showed, by direction of line and paint, that the water is below that white strip.
    I have signed up for both yours and Shari’s Craftsy classes; the only Craftsy ones for me so far. Yours is the sketching movement. I love both the classes, but I haven’t shown up yet as only toddling along enjoying it all very slowly. I have been inspired to do tonal thumbnails, and for yours Marc, I am going along to a draught-horse day at a local historic farm, where I will get some big moving horse shapes into my sketchbook. I like the way you show how you use the pencil to get those loose shapes. Thankyou. Sandi

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