Drawing People in Motion – in Barcelona
Next week we’ll be heading to Barcelona for the USK symposium. I’ve been busy planning my workshop on the subject of spontaneous drawings of people ‘in the wild’. That is, un-posed, un-official subjects, as opposed to posed models.
In many ways it’s more fun than going to life drawing class. It’s certainly more challenging to capture people in motion – plus we’ll be trying to tell a story at the same time.
The ‘handouts’ are based on these sketches from the FIMA festival (Festival International Montréal en Arts) in Montreal. I was downtown working on a collaborative mural with a bunch of artists from EnMasse and Trio Magnus, among others.
So – just like last year, I’m posting my course notes – in case anyone who can’t make it to BCN is interested. This year I did it up as a PDF that illustrates the sketchbooking process. It views well on an iPad in iBooks – or of course on any PC in Adobe Acrobat (or most web browsers for that matter). Head on over to my new ‘Downloads’ page to get your copy HERE:
There is also a companion video – done at home using sketches from a USK:MTL sketchcrawl in our underground Metro. This was way back in early spring – that’s why everyone is wearing toques and scarves. It’s five minutes of me sketching under the video camera. Seems like the best way to show exactly what we’ll be doing in the workshop.