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Workshop Scouting: Place D’Armes

July 5, 2013

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!

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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.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. July 6, 2013 2:36 AM

    so fluid
    ~
    love the bold composition
    the building
    along the seam

  2. Édith permalink
    July 6, 2013 6:48 AM

    Vous avez superbement rendu la courbure du corps dont le torse est propulsé fierement vers l’avant. Vos ombres accentuent cet élan. J’aime beaucoup! Merci!

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