First Outdoor Sketch Of The Year

We’ve completed the first week of May and we have yet to see our first 60F temperatures in Quebec City.  In fact, they say, it may freeze tonight.  But, we now have several crocuses peaking out of the ground and that’s a good sign.  I think they’re teasing but Mr. Weatherman says it may hit 70F later this week so I guess spring has finally sprung.

A couple days ago, however, it did get into the 50s and so I headed out to do some sketching.  I wore gloves, jacket and sweater and it wasn’t too bad as I sketched this building, though by the time I got to adding color, I was ready to move around to warm up.   Here it is, though, my first outdoor sketch of 2016.

Stillman & Birn Delta (8x10) softcover, Platinum 3776, Platinum Carbon Black

Stillman & Birn Delta (8×10) softcover, Platinum 3776, Platinum Carbon Black

7 thoughts on “First Outdoor Sketch Of The Year

  1. Yay for outdoor sketching season! Well, almost. 😉 Hope it warms up for you soon!

    – Tina

    • Yep, outdoor season is the best. Hope it comes soon to Quebec City. It snowed a bit here this morning 🙁

      Hey…take a look at the bookshelf behind Liz in her Edges course. There are two books there titled Drawn to Life. They are a compilation of short tutorials/hints that Walt Stanchfield provided to illustrators at Disney studios. Some of it is pretty specific to animators but the majority is priceless info on drawing anything organic. Expensive and heavy, these are great books and you might want to see if your library has them. I broke down and bought them and I’m glad I did. — Larry

  2. It has a springy look, even if there is no vegetation. It is wonderful to sketch outside, isn’t it!!

    • Sketching outside is what it’s all about for me, Elva. As for the springy look, that’s probably more a reflection of wishful thinking than reality 🙂 — Larry

    • I realized I was frustrated by our slow entry into spring but it wasn’t until I got to sit in the sun and sketch that I actually realized how much. So much excitement. I felt like a kid again. — Larry

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