One of the most intriguing things I’ve come across is how patient Canadians are when it comes to brunch.
On Saturday I went for a walk along Rue Notre-Dame and stopped to borrow a couple of graphic novels at the St-Henri Library, then went for coffee. Right across the street of a (what I assume is) a trendy Montreal brunch/diner place. The line-up was long. They are willing to wait outside under the burning sun (or freezing cold) for breakfast. I don’t think any breakfast is worth it. I remember in Mexico, the line-up was usually that long but there was no option, there are so many of us. You were destined to wait, always.
I snapped a picture and then proceeded to do a practice sketch. It was mostly to test using sumi ink and transferring this into a composition into Photoshop.
I’m happy with the result, despite the perspective being wonky.
You can see the pencil sketch at the bottom, then using my lightbox I added some washes of ink, lettering and a bit of texture.
I’m starting to appreciate more and more the joys of using sumi ink to get interesting washes and textures that I can colorize in any way I want. I will be posting some more experiments soon.
Meanwhile, have you visited my portfolio? You can see a few examples there.
Finished coloring everything in Photoshop. If you’ve been to Arthur’s in St-Henri, do you recommend?