#OneWeek100People2017: Day FivePosted: March 10, 2017
Day Five of #OneWeek100People2017: it’s done!
What an adventure this has been. An exhausting one, but exciting and gratifying too. Thanks to Marc Holmes and Liz Steel who launched this insane challenge and congrats to everyone who participated, whether you drew one person, one hundred, or something in between.
For me the challenge has helped in many ways. It has given me the confidence to introduce myself to people, ask them if I can draw their portraits and even learn a little something about them. It has also helped me develop an ease with figure drawing that I didn’t have before. If someone walks off while I am halfway through a drawing, I am quite sure I can complete the sketch without the model. I’m only part way through my 10,000 hours of portrait sketching, but it’s been such a fun start.
Today I tried to focus my first ten sketches on the multi-cultural population of my school. I met Kadeasha, a psychology student; Samuel who studies International Business and is off to China for the summer and Ashley who was such a diligent student she continued to study while I drew her. I also had a long chat with friends Helen and Katerina who study Animal Health. The last ten sketches were done at McDonald’s where I have to admit I was slumped in my seat from fatigue but determined to finish. I’m happy I have spring break next week so I can recover from this epic adventure.