My classmates and I visited museums to study baroque and neoclassical paintings. For me, it’s more like having fun than serious study.
We sketched several thumbnails for those paintings. I have to say that only by sketching can you notice how they made decisions of assigning light and dark to a picture. There’re many paintings I haven’t seen before, and they give me inspirations to make new things. And the paintings look much better than those images on the internet. Study with physical materials always give me surprise.
It’s very convenient to sketch in a museum. The only shortage is there’s no color.
My sketch book: