100618 Vivid Evening

June 18, 2010 | 4 Comments

100618 Vivid Evening
Tonight I explored the light show as part of the Vivid Sydney Festival. It was a lot of fun and although I wasn’t planning necessarily to do a sketch I ended up doing a really quick (too quick) one while my friends were reading aloud the scrolling text on the facades. Sometimes I wonder whether it is worth attempting a ‘too quick’ sketch – I know when I am not doing it justice but my hand just sketches of its own accord at times. I think the secret is to not rush the rest of the spread- to make sure I don’t scribble in messy hand writing and that I incorporate the ‘too quick’ sketch into a bigger composition. After all whether it is a good sketch or not- it was done on location (including the paint) in the dark, standing up etc and it captured a moment. These are some of the things that are floating around in my head as I prepare for my big sketching marathon around the world starting next month. BTW the torch is a special hand charger LED torch – my brother managed to pick one up for me a few weeks ago which was fortunate as they have totally run out now …silly me left it at home so I sketched this when I came back tonight. And the wee bear is very upset with me that I left him at home as well- oops!
Vivid Combo
Vivid Girls with Lachlan
Vivid Street Performers
Vivid Waves
A few photos from our exploration of Vivid Sydney – Visions of Macquarie. (This is the part of Sydney that we sketched for a sketchcrawl – it is also the same area that I was at on Monday morning with Wendy and Alissa- seems like a LOOONNNG time ago!)


  • Desiree - June 18, 2010 reply

    Oh Liz this is just wonderful, you sketches are always amazingly beautiful and I covet your handwriting! LOL I am enjoying your journey

  • Marthann's Musings - June 18, 2010 reply

    Wow Liz, this is an amazing post. Love your painting, and the light show part is so exciting. Ilike Desiree wish I could write like you. I think it has something to do with being an architect, they all seem to write almost the same.
    Great piece

  • travelingsuep - June 19, 2010 reply

    Great sketch and beautiful photos. Sydney is such an inspirational place, I wish I could visit.

  • AutumnLeaves - June 19, 2010 reply

    I think the sketch is lovely! The photos are phenomenal!

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