Saturday, September 22, 2012

Cottage in summer / Chalet en été

This is a sketch of my cottage that I drew this summer. Its nestled in a forest looking over a small bay on a northern Quebec lake. My wife and I built it together starting with the plans that I painstakingly drew on large sheets of paper. What a job! But we're starting to enjoy the fruits of our labours now. As for the sketch, I did it from a photo (below) and memory. You'll also notice the tools of the trade that I used in composing this sketch.
Watercolour with Lamy Safari pen and Platinum Carbon black ink in a Fabriano Venezia sketchbook.

Voici un croquis de mon chalet que j'ai dessiné cet été. Il est niché dans une forêt donnant sur une petite baie sur un lac du nord du Québec. Ma femme et moi l'ont construit ensemble en commençant par les plans que j'ai soigneusement dessiné sur de grandes feuilles de papier. Quel travail! Mais nous commençons à récolter les fruits de nos travaux maintenant. En ce qui concerne le croquis, je l'ai fait à partir d'une photo (ci-dessous) et de la mémoire. Vous remarquerez également les outils du métier que j'ai utilisé dans la composition de cette esquisse (photo).
Aquarelle avec plume Lamy Safari et encre noire Carbon Platinum dans un carnet de croquis Fabriano Venezia.



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