It’s Museum Season In Quebec City

Only the brave would venture outdoors to sketch in Quebec City these days,  and I’m not one of them.   So, it’s museum time for me.  And because our Civilisation Museum is featuring a large exhibition of some remarkable white, plaster statues and busts from the Greeks and Romans, I’ve decided to set aside my fountain pens and try to learn how to push a pencil.  Strange gizmos these are as they produce a substance that is magnetically attracted to the little finger of my drawing hand, allowing automagic smudging of everything I draw.

I did this guy’s head in a Stillman & Birn Alpha series sketchbook and I think pencil would work better on their Epsilon paper.  I’m using Tombow Mono 100 pencils (2H and HB this time).  The pencils are beautiful and seem to work well, though my inexperience doesn’t permit actual evaluation.  Maybe a winter of museum sketching will change that.


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