One Week 100 People Day 8: Protest Bookend

I started the One Week 100 People challenge with the pro-democracy protests last week, and I finished it with them this week.

Fighting for the soul of our country
Every week more people take to the streets.

These were sketched with watercolour and a 0.1 Staedtler pigment liners. As I was drawing a 3-year-old girl snuck up to see what I was doing, and we had a lovely chat with her and her parents. I ended up drawing dinosaurs in a forest for her to take home and colour, while she explained the merits of democracy and pizza with olives to us. I was enchanted.

I finished the challenge with 112 people sketched. I had a lot of fun sketching people, and there’s something in playing with various medium types that made it more fun and expressive than my attempts in previous years, at least to me.

One Week 100 People Day 7: Mixed Media

Today turned out to be busier than I planned so I struggled getting these 12 in. They are sketched in ballpoint, red and blue Caran D’Ache pencil, a Caran D’Ache coloured lead, a vintage Mongol pencil, Faber Castell Pitt brush pens, and two different fountain pens. Can you guess which is which?

That makes 72.

One Week 100 People Day 6: Posca Pens and Pencil

I used Posca paint markers for the first six sketches and a Musgrave Tennessee Red pencil for the next six sketches. The Poscas aren’t great for portraits, but are a lot of fun to use.

Yes that’s a Cortex Brand Sidekick in the background. Testing it out.

That brings me to 60. I’ll likely finish the rest during the weekend.

One Week 100 People Day 3: Joe

Crazy day today so only one sketch, done while zooming with our friend Joe. This one was done using the Pentel Multi 8 lead holder, which I plan to review later on.

This brings up the count to 33.

One Week 100 People Day 2: Purim Party

We had a Purim party at a club after work and I tried to sketch people in the dark. These were all done very quickly with Faber Castell Pitt brush pens.

Day 2 brings the count up to 32.

One Week 100 People Day 1: The Protest Edition

I’m participating in the One Week 100 People challenge again this year, and this time with a new goal: to use new techniques, materials or styles when I sketch. It will likely take me more than 5 days to finish sketching 100 people, but that doesn’t matter that much to me.

I started a bit early this year, with a series of sketches of faces of protestors in the pro-democracy protest on Saturday. All apart from the girl in the brown beret (which was a warmup sketch done with Copic markers, Faber Castell Pitt brush pens and blue pencil) were sketched in the protest.

I stopped using copic markers very quickly as they soaked through the Stillman and Birn Alpha paper.

At a certain point I decided that I wanted to sketch the scene a bit more.

These were all done with a fine, hard kuretake brush pen, and Faber Castell Pitt brush pens.

Here’s a bit of the chaos of the scene. Everyone was moving all the time, which made sketching challenging.

That’s 27 people for day 1.