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September 30, 2017

You have to love sketching in museums – the lighting on the objects is always dramatic. You can learn a lot about drawing complex forms, using this kind of classical lighting.

Something about a museum trip encourages me to slow down and take my time sketching. There’s that hushed library feeling, if you can avoid the days there’s a school trip.

Nothing much to say about these, except, I’ll never pass up a chance to draw a suit of Samurai armor :)

8 Comments leave one →
  1. Marci Mills permalink
    September 30, 2017 8:55 PM

    So…do you sketch in the museum and then paint later? Or what?
    Love your sketches, wherever you do them! Thanks!

    • September 30, 2017 8:59 PM

      I draw in the exhibit, step out to the lobby to paint, then return for more drawing – Unless it’s a museum like McGill’s Redpath that allows painting :)

  2. September 30, 2017 9:04 PM

    Love the navy greys on your samurai… fewer lines but fantastic capture..

  3. Judy Sopher permalink
    October 1, 2017 2:56 PM

    You are an amazing artist. Never fail to impress me. Thanks.

  4. joantav permalink
    October 1, 2017 8:44 PM

    Both of these are so impressive!

  5. October 2, 2017 12:41 PM

    These look great. Very striking. I’m one who hides inside to draw, always worried at what people think as they look over my shoulder. Which is silly, I must get out there :-)

  6. October 4, 2017 7:13 AM

    I do love drawing in museums especially now they provide those portable chairs here in UK. Not a fan of sketching while standinig up. Do you tend to sit down Marc? xx

    • October 4, 2017 1:08 PM

      I actually like drawing standing. I like to be able to move if people come by to look. Plus to change my angle on things to better understand a complex object.

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