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Friday, June 18, 2010

100618 Vivid Evening

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!)


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

  2. 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

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

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