A couple of years ago, whilst in Paris, I sketched the iconic Eiffel Tower.
This was all done while Lucy and Caroline took a trip up the tower.
I first draw this, about halfway across the Parc du Champs de Mars (Just beside the road, if you must know)
I then wandered across the road and settled down beside a piece of shrubbery to draw another view of the tower.
Not realising that Lucy and Caroline, now having ascended the tower, were taking photographs of the view.
Including me, albeit inadvertently!
Can’t see me, yet?
Sat slightly to the right of the cone-shaped shrub.
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: http://jppass.canalblog.com/.
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.