Monday, December 14, 2009

Paris Day 03

Paris03_01 Map
Plan for today - sketch as much as possible (whats new- that was our plan every day) and not work quite as far.
I often find drawing maps a real chore...but now I just go for it - even if that means making a big blunder like I did here with the position of the Champs-Élysées!
Paris03_02 Arc de Triumphe
As the text says... I just had to draw my breakfast now that I had paint!!!
I suddenly decided that I really enjoy drawing people at the base of my buidlings - not only does it solve the problem of trying to draw what you can't actually see, but by doing quick outlines like these it records the reality of too many tourists in a more subtle way than they are in real life
Paris03_03 Effiel Tower
From one famous monument to another - we were totally looking into the sun here as you can tell from the womam on the right holding up a map to block the sun out of here husbands camera lens. I love the colour of the eiffel tower - a real shock on my first trip to Paris. I think all Sydneysiders expect ever famous steel monument to be painted harbour bridge grey!
Paris03_04 Musee de Quai Branly
Now for sometime a bit more contemporary and different - a new museum by Jean Nouvel - we sat on the floor to sketch this and the guards didn't seem to mind - didn't risk using my paints though.
Paris03_05 In search of teapots
While Eza finished her sketch I went in search of... guess what!?! So predictable I know.... I think this page is rather cute and it always jumps out at me when I flick through my book - maybe because it is simple with lots of white space...or maybe it is because it contains teapots.
Paris03_06 Soup and The Earl Grey
Next it was time to search for lunch and actually use a teapot. A rare example of collage in my book...
Paris03_07 Alexander Bridge 01
I really felt uneasy sketching on a bridge - fear of losing my pen or paint tin or sketchbook - even when we positioned ourselves in a safer part over grass below I still didn't like it. So I finished my sketch as quickly as possible and started something else...
Paris03_08 Alexander Bridge 02
Ah - totally in my comfort zone sketching the subject on the left... this just came out so quickly and easily....
Paris03_09 a nice dinner
What a busy day we had had... and to finish off, we just had to sketch at dinner! I think this ended up being our most productive day... pretty special!

1 comment:

  1. Hello Liz;

    Just "found" your blog and your wonderful sketches. I recently returned from Paris and your sketches bring it all back so vividly. I was part of a group and didn't have a lot of time or energy to sketch. Your trip with your friend sounded perfect to me.
    Jan Heigh

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