Thursday, 25 June 2015

Summer Solstice 2015

I've sketched this scene many times before and this one I did to commemorate the summer solstice this past Sunday 21 June. Living in Edmonton (the northern-most big city in North America) going to bed in summer when it's still light and being awakened by the dawn at 4.30am took a bit of getting used to when we first moved here. 

I started my sketch at 9.15 pm and completed it at 10 pm (accuracy was sacrificed for speed). The shadows kept getting shorter as I worked. Unfortunately on this particular evening the neighbourhood wasn't bathed in the warm pink glow that often happens at sunset. 

The photos below were taken at 10pm 

and 10.30pm.

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