copyright Katherine Tyrrell
I learned this month that "croquis" is the french for "sketch" and that "cahier de croquis" is a sketchbook. I run out of titles for these pen and ink drawings that I do all the time when eating in cafes - hence the explanation! ;) These quick sketches were done while sitting in the V&A Cafe in London while attending the two courses I did last week.
I find they're great for not only practising my drawing and "keeping my eye in" (which I find is vital) but they're also good for trying to find compositions in my everyday surroundings. Not that I eat in a cafe every day but you know what I mean!
And just for fun - try putting "cahier de croquis" into your search engine and seeing what you come up with.
PS I know cafe has an accent on the 'e' - but Blogger seems to be having a love/hate relationship with that accent!
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