Paris: Place des Vosges

L’homme qui est resté: In the Place des Vosges. A beautiful square, but perhaps less suitable for sketching, because there were so many people here.

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A guideline for including people in sketches: If they arrived before you, they are likely to leave before you can draw them; if they arrive after you, they’ll probably stay long enough for you to finish. There was a man already sitting on the centre bench when I arrived, busy checking his phone, so I omitted him, expecting him to go soon. Two hours later, when I’d finished, he was still there, still checking his phone.

Ink and watercolour, 42 x 13cm. Click to enlarge.