Friday, June 08, 2007

Paris sketchbook 3




Switching pens...


Switching back again:

These were all drawn in and around what may have been my favorite spot in all Paris, the Jardin de Luxembourg. Our hotel was on this magnificent park, and it offered endless scenes of interest and beauty.

The last night we watched this kid and three adults playing doubles. As my note says, the kid shouted "Ah! Magnifique!" every time the guy opposite got a good shot. He was much cuter than this.






Sketchbook pages, especially ones from Paris, shouldn't have disclaimers, but I do have a tip for sketchcrawlers: I bought this little book in a stationary shop. I liked the paper texture, and it was small enough and light enough that I thought I'd have an easier time of it packing it in my bag. That was true, but in retrospect I think the one I bought was too small--4x8". It's hard to get free and easy with the pen on such a small page--at least I found it that way. So buy or bring a bigger book!

As it happened I had not much time to draw anyway, so perhaps it worked out fine. It definitely is a notebook sort of collection. Posted here to share with my friends and for posterity, brief as it may be.

6 comments:

Eddie Fitzgerald said...

Really fun drawings! I hope you'll post everything you drew on the trip!

Jenny said...

Thanks, Eddie!
I'm working on writing a post about it..though honestly it's a place that defies description by less than Hemingway or Proust or Colette,

Dave Pimentel said...

Very impressive! These are my favorite

Pedro Daniel said...

Cool sketches Jenny!!!

david gemmill said...

these are very nice. great work :)

the doodlers said...

How lovely to see Paris through your eyes.