Out of my elementPosted: January 6, 2013
Drawing people in action is not my forte but I seem to have forgotten that when I accepted an invitation from my friend Marc Holmes to draw at an Urban Sketchers Montreal event at the Centaur Theatre, as part of the Wildside Theatre Festival. A group of us were invited post-show to draw the actors from “Poutine Masala” and “A Day in the Life of Miss Hiccup”. My fellow sketchers were so good at capturing the actors from the first play even while they were moving, talking, sitting and standing. As for me, no luck. One minute into the event I remembered that I am really awful at this. I’m too slow or I’m just missing the technique required to put down the essential lines. Fortunately after the second show Japanese mime Miss Hiccup posed for us and I was able to get a little sketch with my coloured pencils. I think I need to get back to some life drawing classes… quickly!