Being in Québec, we don’t have the same freedom as other Urban Sketchers’ chapters. No painting outside in the winter for us (especially not THIS winter.) The organizers have to be creative and to find indoor places that will allow us to roam and draw stuff. One such place is Musée des Beaux Arts de Montréal.
I was super lucky, I started wandering by myself and ended up in the Napoléon exhibition, and there, at the end, was the room with the round windows, a majestic marble Napoléon bust, and a drawing horse. I snagged the horse and set up.
Last night was life drawing night at the Syn Studio Art School and they had announced a contortionist. The place was packed despite a snow storm, taking everybody by surprise, but I found a former coworker there who made a little spot for me. Despite that, for at least half of the poses I couldn’t see the entire model without having to contort myself. I drew with my sketchbook in my lap and here’s the result.
One of my take aways from the IMC is that I need to study anatomy more. So I’m going to life drawing way more often. I hadn’t done large-sized conté on newsprint in a LONG time (since college in fact!!) so here are a few 10 minutes poses from last week.
List of life drawing places in Montreal that I published in 2011.
Here’s a little 10 minutes pose with Xander Star as a vampire at the February Dr.Sketchy Montreal.
Mechanical pencil with blue lead in my sketchbook.
And here are the photos of the models on the official event blog: Dr.Sketchy Montreal – Sanguis Photoblog
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