Oneweek100people: Day 4 and 5

March 13, 2020 | 3 Comments


It’s been a very dramatic week to be hosting the Oneweek100people challenge with the Coronavirus situation having a big impact on us all. I hope that you are all safe and well and found a way to be part of the challenge!

Here in Sydney most people are still continuing with their normal daily life and my local cafe, Goodfields Eatery, has been as busy as usual. I’ve been still going out but taking lots of extra precautions as recommended.

On Thursday I was at Goodfields for the afternoon and a number of other sketchers joined me. We filled up the communal table and had a lovely relaxed afternoon.

I managed to hit 100 around 3.30pm but of course I kept sketching.

It was a distracted sketching session due to occasional conversations with the others sketchers and chatting to locals and staff in the cafe.

Today (Friday) I needed to do some shopping so I popped into Goodfields again for my morning coffee and did a few more sketches.

So this year I managed to do all my 100 people at the same cafe so there is not a lot of variety in my people.

I’ve also been doing some sketching from photos in the evening. And here are a few of those pages.

I’ll do a reflections article next week, but overall I’m more or less happy with what I managed to achieve.



  • Tina Koyama says:

    I did most of my 100 from a mall during a USk outing, but I was very uneasy. The very next day, we cancelled all sketch outings, and schools, museums and libraries closed, and life as I know it ended. It is no longer advisable to be less than 6 feet from someone, so most cafe sketching is out. It’s such a terrible irony that the 100 people challenge occurred right when everyone was just beginning to learn they must avoid people. Stay safe, Liz.

  • Benedicte says:

    Loving all your beautiful sketches and feeling grateful for such wonderful challenge! I managed to sketch all “my” 100 people in cafĂ©s before coronavirus put an end to joyful public place scenery.
    I wonder why sketches done from life seem more expressive – and more “real”, why do I find the story they tell more interesting than sketches from photos? It would be nice to read something on your blog on this topic 🙂

    • Liz Steel says:

      Hi Benedicte – I think that the main reason that sketches from life are more expressive is because of movement. Even if the subject isn’t moving, our heads are going up and down and every time its a slightly different view. I’ve probably mentioned it somewhere (maybe just inside my courses)

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