Ferry Dock Sketching

I use any excuse to take the ferry from Quebec City to Levis, which is on the other side of the St. Lawrence River from us.  I do it because 1) I like boats, 2) my bus pass makes it free, and 3) did I mention that I like boats?

On this day, I did it because Yvan wanted to sketch the ferry station, which is an old train station that’s been sort of messed up by neglect and its conversion into a ferry dock.  But they’re planning on tearing it down and he wanted a sketch of it.  Seemed like a plan to me.

But when I got there, something about sketching the station just didn’t turn my crank that morning so I found an alternative, this building that was probably a hotel at some point and may still be.  I like the way the cliff jutted up above, dwarfing what is actually a very large building.
It was done in a Stillman & Birn Zeta (5×8) sketchbook with Pilot Preras and Platinum Carbon Black and Noodler’s Lexington gray inks.  Hope you like it.  It was sure fun.

2 thoughts on “Ferry Dock Sketching

  1. Larry, at the symposium, I was given a sample pack of S & B papers, and one of the examples shown was a sketch by you! I am SO impressed! Can I say I knew you when? 🙂 Seriously, it’s awesome!

    – Tina

  2. Hee…hee. I didn’t know that sketch made its way to the symposium. S&B got that sketch about a year ago for an in store display. I was using Alpha sketchbooks, they needed a sketch on that paper, and Michael Kalman liked the unfinished sketch that, I guess, you received. Can I say I knew someone who got to attend the symposium (grin)? Thanks for letting me know about this.

    Cheers — Larry

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