We spent our holiday this year in Brittany. My pastels stayed in the box but I did sketch a lot. On our long drive from north Germany to the west coast of France we made an overnight stay in the city of Chalons en Champagne.
The evening sun lured us into the city and I just had to sketch this beautiful church. Many passerby stopped and looked friendly over my shoulder.
Canson Sketchbook 180/ Gouache, Watercolor pens, ink, © Astrid Volquardsen 2014
The rosette of the church: »Ces’t tres difficile.«
Before I left for France I had the opportunity to talk to a very talented student from England for animation. We shared our sketchbooks and it was again exhilarating to see how different people observe the world and how this shows on the paper. It again confirmed my deepest believe: Your sketchbook is a playground where you explore things. It’s not about a pretty sketch, but a feeling you have from this place and to capture that moment. We both agreed on that.
Or like my husband said: »Your sketchbook just explodes from your creativity.«