I’m excited to announce that Marc Taro Holmes and I are hosting another One Week 100 People challenge this year: 8-12 March. It’s the fifth year in a row!
The goal is to sketch as many people as you can in 5 days. It’s a short but intense challenge and one that has done a lot for my confidence to sketch people in public. There is something special about striving for a big goal of 100 people sketches! You can find out full details here on Marc’s info page.
Last year this challenge was held on the week when things started changing! I organised three sketching meets – two at my local cafe and one on Friday evening in the city.
The cafe meets were a lot of fun (especially when we were joined by two sketchers from New Zealand one day, and some locals who were happy to be sketched on the other day) but I knew that week that cafe visits were about to end, so they were a little bittersweet.
I’m unbelievably thankful that everything is so under control in Australia that I should be able to do my 100 people sketches out on location again this year.
But for many of you this will not be possible and that is totally fine as sketching from photos has always been part of this challenge.
I normally spend the week supplementing my on-location sketching with evening research – sketching from anatomy books and photos of people. I think that I’ll do that again this year as I almost completely stopped sketching people in 2020. So I’m super excited that this challenge will get me into groove again!
Please share the news with your friends!
Will you be joining?