In urban sketching we experience the task of drawing people in motion, while reporting urban life.
Last spring me and Caroline Peyron held a workshop with three actors who create tableaux vivants, not as a static final pose, but as a sequence of movements that leads from a painting to another, with just a 60 seconds pause on the represented painting.
Sketching them has been a great experience. I loved the total immersion in a painted masterpiece and the deep concentration that the actors communicated, while music gave the rhythm both to their sequence than to our drawing hands. I felt this exercise has been important and it effected my way of drawing.
We tried to find the best way to draw and paint fast. Water-soluble charcoal, graphite and pencil, China ink, brush pens. I used a fountain pen, red and black brush pen and white pastel.