I am on a business trip that is taking me around the world. I have spent two weeks in the US (Washington DC, LA and San Diego) and arrived in Paris two Sundays ago. Before I left Sydney, Liz Steel from the Sydney Urban Sketchers had put me in touch with Lydia Velarde from the Urban Sketchers in San Diego, and with Kim Marohn and Marion Rivolier from the Paris Sketchers. So my business trip had also become a global sketching trip.
Kim took Veronique, Julien, Savath and me to on open evening at La Grande Chaumiere. There was a free live model session to sketch. To my alarm, the model moved constantly to the poetry and music, striking pose after pose in fleeting moments. I just sketched like crazy and hoped – not at all in my comfort zone.
I promised Kim that these would never see the light of day but i have weakened, so here is a selection of my poor attempts to capture the poses and movements. Very hard - but also an interesting challenge.