A few days before Christmas I was at the TSO's annual Holiday concert with my Grandama, Mom and Sketchbook. Last time I posted about Roy Thomson Hall I tried to grasp the scale of the choir with my drawings. This time I thought I'd focus more on everyone who was performing. Since we were seated slightly further and my eyes are getting blurry from *cough* old age, I wasn't able to see as well as the last time. So this kind of worked in my favor to help eliminate unnecessary detail.
Here, a mom and daughter have a pre-show chat.
There were lots of people in the lobby that I drew, but of them all I really liked these two. The one on the left for her dead-straight hair and bunched up jacket and the girl on the right for her serious pondering.
There were lots of families there to support the choir, which was made up of Music Theatre Majors from my old arts high school.
I liked how this guy kept slouching in his chair every time his bit was done.
The guy they got to come out to sing was completely over the top! I felt like I was in Vegas! It was totally amazing!
Then they did a rendition of T'was The Night Before Christmas, which was really cute.
Completely delicious HAM!
I did a bunch of the Conductor. When placed side-by-side it looks like he's fencing himself!
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Friday, December 24, 2010
Thursday, December 23, 2010
With two days 'till Christmas the malls are packed and the crowds are frantic. With the clock ticking for Toronto shoppers, I excitedly brought my sketchbook to the Eaton Centre for another go at things. This is seriously the best way to connect with everyone's holiday energy. Here are some of the drawings!
Monday, December 20, 2010
This past weekend I enjoyed an afternoon of drawing at Roy Thomson Hall for the annual holiday concert of The Toronto Children's Chorus. I was seated near the front with my eye directly intersecting the stage. This made for an interesting vantage point from which to draw. Booming brass and haunting vocals call for compositions with a low horizon line, don't you think?
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
On a constant quest to find interesting things to draw, I lingered at Parlour Salon with my sketchbook poised for action. Doing so I've noticed similarities between hair stylists and cooks. Elbows are kept at the ready and every motion is performed with a precise flourish. Also, both sport awesome tatoos and piercings while wielding sharp metal objects!