Workshop Scouting: Place D’Armes
I was down at Place d’Armes today, scouting for a good angle for my demo in August, and dry-running my ultra-small sketching kit for BCN. This is a little 5×8 S&B sketchbook. It’ll be great to get down here with a full watercolor kit!
There’s things to see in every direction – and plenty of small scale details if you wanted to sketch an ornate entrance, a fancy window frame, or one of the ornaments on the fountain – but the square does kind of orbit around the statue of Paul de Chomedey. I avoided Notre Dame Basilica (directly behind me) as there really wasn’t any directional light today so it just looks like a grey wall. I’ll see if I can pull off a good one of that someday. You really need to be there in some raking light. I’ll have to figure out the best time of day.