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!
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!)