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!
I suddenly decided that I really enjoy drawing people at the base of my buildings – 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.
A tourist photo!
From one famous monument to another – we were totally looking into the sun here as you can tell from the woman 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 Sydney-siders expect ever famous steel monument to be painted harbour bridge grey!
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.
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…
Day 4 was Sunday – The Lord’s Day so no sketching for me.