I decided at the last minute, due to a cancellation of a previous commitment, to join the many sketchers in this challenge eand try to draw 100 people in a week. It means that I have to really think about drawing the figure every day for a week, I have to plan to go outdoors where there are people and have my sketching kit with me. It is still winter here and cold. And this year, finding people is a little difficult. But I started today by sitting in my car outside my local grocery store before I went in and did a couple of sketches of shoppers going in and coming out. On my way home I stopped by the harbour and sketched some people fishing, there weren’t many and the wind was fierce! The rest of the day was checking out videos and using them to sketch dancers and musicians.
#100People1Week was started by Marc Taro Holmes aka Citizen Sketcher and fellow Urban Sketcher Liz Steele in 2017, and is usually done on location, outdoors or in a café. But this year, with Covid restrictions we can use the Internet for images, videos are great because the figures are moving.
I am using water-soluble graphite, my Lamy Safari pen with ink that I can wash using my waterbrush,white gel pen, white conte pencil and a couple of colour pencils. My sketchbook for the 100 People 1 Week is a Strathmore Toned Grey.
Here are the results for day 1. 🤞🏽for the rest of the week!
That’s it for me today!
#100PeopleOneWeek Day 2
So even though 20 figures a day didnt sound too hard to do, there wasnt anywhere for me to go to sketch lots of people. It has been super cold again and not many people around. Not to mention we are mostly still adhering to the Corona Social rules. But here is day 2. I do have to admit that I subscribe to BritBox solely for the purpose of watching Gardeners World 💕😂🥰
Day 3 #100PeopleOneWeek
Day 4 #100PeopleOneWeek
Day 5 and 6 #100PeopleOneWeek
No sketching was done on Day 5, sadly. I started to re-arrange and organise my studio.
Day 6, Saturday March 12At the Farmer’s Market I do about 4.5 hours duty to count the numbers of people and monitor the amount of shoppers. It is wonderful. I am a huge supporter of Community, local makers and food growers so it is the perfect place for me! I am an on-line vendor too, and a seasonal (usually Christmas ) vendor as well.
Now let me just say, it is not easy trying to sketch standing up, in freezing weather, even if I was under shelter and trying to monitor the crowd. I added the colour when I got home, with feet up and a hot cup of tea. And I got some fantastic things from the Market – fresh grown hot-house lettuce, sour-dough sunflower seed bread, arancini and focaccia, and a lovely piece of trout. And the current Market fav – sour-dough pizza, which we had with a salad last night.
Glad I tried my best with this challenge! I enjoyed seeing everyone else’s posts on FaceBook. I didnt make 100 but I did do 84 🙌🏽🙌🏽
So that’s it. It’s Sunday, with time change so we’ve kind of lost an hour. Meal times and sleep is a little weird for a couple of days. It’s cold, and my little wood-stove is heating up the Studio. I am still re-arranging the Studio but that is for another post.