Notre Dame de Paris

Last week, whilst on holiday, we popped into Paris for a day.

Caroline and Lucy took a boat ride on the Seine to see the sites of the City, whilst I took the metro to sketch Notre Dame Cathedral in the sunshine.

I’d toyed with trying to sketch from the side, so that I could capture the flying buttresses, but instead opted to join the throng of people bustling about in the square in front; meeting old friends, taking photographs and just chilling in the lovely weather.

I sat next to a french gentleman who seemed interested in my drawing. He chatted with me every so often about my drawing and eventually explained that he had a blog of pastel drawings. Check out his photographs and pastel drawings here:

What an awe-inspiring building; incredibly detailed Gothic architecture. At first I wasn’t sure how I was going to pack all the detail in. I decided to exaggerate reality and make my drawing more personal and quirky.

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