#OneWeek100People2017: Day onePosted: March 6, 2017
Day One of #OneWeek100People2017: I wasn’t sure if I would be able to draw 20 brush portraits in a day but I did manage to get it done. On my way to school I started off in a shopping centre but it was too early in the morning and there was no one to draw. My second stop was the McDonald’s across the street — lots of people drinking coffee and eating egg sandwiches, but hardly anyone on their phones which was somewhat of a relief. In 90 minutes I managed to get 16 of these done, so a little over 5 minutes each. After school I stopped at Tim Horton’s to do the last four.
So what did I discover? Lots of things, but not all of them related to drawing portraits.
1: I can’t count (I drew #16 twice).
2: Out of the 20 people sitting nearby while I drew, only three were women.
3: I liked this more than I thought I would. In fact, I was having so much fun I almost missed my class.
4: At a certain point the portraits started to improve and then they slowly went downhill again (my favourites are 7-10)
5: The more you draw, the more comfortable you become with people looking over your shoulder. People don’t seem to mind being drawn and I had a lot of nice chats while I sat there.
All in all, a successful first day. Tomorrow I will be drawing in the school cafeteria during my lunch break so I suspect the cell phones will reappear in the portraits.