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Finding indoor sketching spots in Montreal

November 15, 2012

I had some downtime while attending the Montreal International Game show at the Bonaventure Hotel. The office tower nest door has helpfully lined up their lobby with the central dome of the Marie Rienne du Monde Cathedral. There’s a six story atrium created so the windows can offer a perfectly framed view of the copper dome.

The security guard came by and checked what I was drawing. He said if I’d been sketching the lobby interior he would have had to throw me out, but the cathedral alone was fair game. Very strange. So if you’re sketching around downtown Montreal, make sure to only sketch beautiful old churches, never never draw glass windows or shiny chrome escalators.

This is done with water and Lamy pens again. My current favorite ‘take anywhere’ kit. The color is an interesting artifact of the scanner on my cheap Cannon five-in-one office printer. Everything useful in the studio is packed for a move, so I used this silly thing. It introduced these weird color shifts into the scan, which I chose to ramp up in Photoshop:)  Neat hey?

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  1. November 16, 2012 11:13 am

    Hi Marc,

    very funny story about the security guy… I really wonder too! Was there a CIA symposium somewhere near you? LOL. I agree with you… the painting is beautiful, especially how it has coloured itself. Love it!

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