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Day 04: #OneWeek100People 2023: An Exhibition of Hats

March 9, 2023

Hey so, I went to our museum of archeology (Pointe-à-Callière) to sketch their show on hats and headdresses from around the world.

Just a fun day of classic museum drawing. I love sketching in these places. It’s calm and quiet, the lighting on the objects is often masterful, and really – every object has been carefully selected to be informative and inspiring. You can’t fail to have a great day sketching at a museum.

For this exhibition I’ve invented the faces. The objects were displayed ‘floating’ without a head, but I felt they’d be more interesting if I added a personality. (This is something that is very much against the rules in traditional Urban Sketching, so, of course I had to do it).

I’m not being particularly accurate in these sketches – they’re just interpretations of the real things – so of course, my apologies if I’ve put the wrong culture under any of these hats. What can we do? I’m just a sketcher!

9 Comments leave one →
  1. March 9, 2023 12:45 PM

    Love your watercolor work.

  2. March 9, 2023 1:01 PM

    Really interesting. Archaeology is conducive to imagination and rules are made to be broken. Bravo !

  3. Grimbot permalink
    March 9, 2023 1:23 PM

    So good to see your work again Marc these are incredible!

  4. Ginie Udy permalink
    March 9, 2023 2:43 PM

    Really interesting and beautiful work

  5. Paul Koontz permalink
    March 9, 2023 6:18 PM

    Amazing, Marc!

    You’ve been in people drawing beast mode this week. :-)

    I’ve really missed your watercolor work since you’ve moved in other directions with your art…it’s wonderful to see/hear from you and your watercolors again! Hope all is well up north.

  6. March 10, 2023 2:13 AM

    Love the imaginary faces! At first I was wondering how you found so many interesting hats being worn by individuals. I have to try this the next time I’m sketching in the Ethnography section of the Israel Museum.

  7. March 10, 2023 9:40 AM

    Love your sketches!
    Can you tell me what paper you’re using? I really like how it captures the richness and texture of your watercolors.
    Thanks, as always, for sharing your series!

  8. March 11, 2023 11:00 PM

    Fabulous! Well done.


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