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January 28, 2013

A relaxing afternoon at the museum....

Yesterday 18 Montrealers met up for our monthly Sunday Sketching outing. This time at the Musee de Beaux Arts. Many people sketched views out the windows. Everyone is chafing to be on the street drawing. I think it's still a few cold months away.

13Jan27_USKMTL_Musee_Sketchcrawl

I took the opportunity to do studies in the classical sculpture room. Technically visitors at the Musee are only allowed to sketch in pencil. In practice they don't seem to mind a discreet bit of ballpoint pen, or even a little water pen and pan colors - but I think they'd draw the line at pulling out the tube colors. 

In any case - I wouldn't normally draw in pencil if it weren't for the regulations. I don't know why I don't do it more often. It's actually very relaxing. I think cast drawing would make great art therapy. It's very calming, especially next to all this live-action-drawing I've been up to lately. I wonder if this is another sub-category for Urban Sketching - we could start a slow sketching movement! Perhaps that's a topic for a future workshop.

4 comments :

VHein said...

Elegantly beautiful drawings, Marc--lovely pencil technique.

Dailysketches said...

Really beautiful drawings,Marc.
I am all for a slow sketching movement!

kumi matsukawa said...

Wonderful pencil sketches. I too haven't drawn with pencil so long but this year I want to draw more with it.
Definitely slow sketching should be encouraged more!

Eileen said...

Your pencil work is very beautiful. Yes, do more!