The Summer Rush To Sketch

I waited so long for it to come.  Now summer is here and I’ve been sketching up a storm.  I’ve also forgotten to post anything on my blog so consider this a catch-up post.

2013-06-13on801I do some sketching on buses, though I find them too bumpy and bouncy for my untrained eye and hand.  Still, here’s one of the many sketches I’ve done of seated passengers.  I do these in a small, cheap sketchbook I buy at the dollar store.

I love boats and our marina is, once again, full of boats.  Most are sailboats but this one is one of my favorites.  This one was done in an S&B Alpha (10×7) with a TWSBI Mini and Platinum Carbon Black ink.

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I was at my mother-in-law’s 3rd floor apartment for dinner one night and after dinner I went out on the balcony and got this birds-eye view of a tall church steeple.  This church is going to be turned into an indoor skateboard place this fall.  S&B Alpha (4×6) with TWSBI Mini/Platinum Carbon Black.

This is a paper mill that’s near the old port area in Quebec City.  It’s been the center of brisk debate where one day it was going to close and the next it wasn’t.   So far it’s stayed open and they seem to be doing well.


Those are a few of the sketches I’ve done recently.  I’ll try to remember to post some more but heck, it’s summer.  Around here, when the sun’s out, you go out cuz it doesn’t happen all that often.

2 thoughts on “The Summer Rush To Sketch

  1. Great sketches. I also sketch the back of people when waiting for or on public transport. They’re usually so self-absorbed they don’t notice. I particularly like the papermill sketch. And I’m intrigued by the idea of converting a church into a skateboard place. Talk about old meets new!

  2. Thanks, Jodi. The back is the most common position on a bus, though our buses do provide 3/4 view sometimes. Those looking straight at me are close enough to see what I’m doing and the second that happens they either start posing or fidgeting and the whole idea goes down the drain 🙂

    We have a LOT of churches in this city, mostly huge things and so we’ve also got a fair number of demolitions and conversions. We have a circus school in one of them not too far from my house 🙂

    Cheers — Larry

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