St Patrick’s Parade Sketching
It was a chilly -5°C for today’s St Paddy’s parade, but I was joined by two brave urban sketchers, Julia Bolchakova and Nathalie Zinger, for some sketching.
We met at Phillip’s Square and watched as the crowd started to gather. I sketched the people along the gates in front of the Hudson’s Bay.
Nathalie also sketched the crowd with the Christchurch Cathedral in the distance – a great backdrop to her sketch.
I love this sketch of Nathalie’s of parade goers “chillin” along the route.
At the start of the parade, we got a sunny spot. I rushed to capture St Patrick and some bag pippers. At 5-foot 3-inches, it’s tough to get a good view. But I did manage to get Nathalie in my sketch!
Here is a montage that Nathalie did of some of the parade.
During all of this, Julia got busy capturing all the different characters as they walked by. I love those touches of colour!