Last weekend was the 40th Worldwide Sketchcrawl and a group of sketchers in Quebec City participated. We were blessed with great weather, had a great turnout, and we had a great time… except I lost my entire watercolor kit.
Daniel Potvin (blue shirt) and Vincent (tan shirt), one of his students.
Our numbers increased significantly this time around for the simple reason that Daniel Potvin, an enthusiastic sketcher, who happens to teach animation at Université Laval, brought some of his students – a group of very talented folks.
We met just inside the St. Jean Gate, in Artillery Park. Both of these are tourist hotspots so there were lots of people around.
Yvan did welcoming duties while sketching the St. Jean gate.
Yvan took up station and offered a welcome to everyone as they arrived. We agreed to meet for lunch at 12:15 and so we each went our own way to hunt down the ideal sketching subject. I was looking for shade. (Note to self. Next time do a formal group photo as the group has gotten too large to cover them all with a snapshot.)
Celine and Pierre sketching the Kent Gate
With lots of sketching behind us, we broke for lunch and gathered under a large shade tree. Some brought lunches, some went foraging at the many food vendors in the area. We talked, shared sketchbooks, ate and generally had a mini-sketching party. It was great!
Natalie sketching the Kent Gate tower.
Eventually, we decided that we should sketch some more and so we did. I was pretty beat by that time and I suspect others were as well but heck, it was a great day and so we sketched.
Claudette sketching on Rue d’Auteuil.
In the end, it was a big success, we got to meet and talk with some new sketchers and we all took home great sketches to remind us the day.
One complete failure on my part was that I got no good photos of the spread of sketches, laid out during lunch. The problem was that they were part in the sun and part in the shade, with leaf shadows all over them. I’ll have to do better next time. This time around, you should be able to see (real soon) at least some of those sketches on the Worldwide Sketchcrawl site.
Couldn’t resist this. It was at least 15-feet high and part of summer festival. S&B Zeta (5×8)
Somewhere, between the old city and home, my entire watercolor kit fell out of my sketching bag and I lost it. Anyone who finds a green case with a watercolor palette, some Escoda travel brushes, water bottle and misc….it’s mine (grin). Here are the sketches I did during the event.
This is a Celtic Cross in Artillery Park. 3×5 and done with a Pilot Prera.
Church next to Kent Gate. S&B Zeta (5×8), Pilot Prera.