Tuesday, December 11, 2007

How now?

On Saturday night I walked up the street through falling snow to attend a performance of "Twelfth Night" by the Young Shakespeare Players, one of two top-quality children's theater groups in our city. I listen better when I am drawing, so I sketched my way through the amazing performance.

Complex scenes are new to me. I'm not wild about this one, but I think I captured the feel of the moment. Practice will get me closer to my goal. Here's a sketch from my notes:

Insomnia provided me with the opportunity to color it in just now.

My apologies to Sparkly Sea Cow, Mother Sea Cow, and Father Sea Cow for having missed the last performance of "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves." I thought I had one more week.


Pam said...

I have always loved original sketches, they show the artist's mind and talent at work and the lines have a particularly interesting flow. So I don't know whether I like the sketch or the finished piece better. But keep stretching, Caroline, you do it so well!

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

I did Twelfth Night when I was in college. I played Toby Belch.

Ginnie said...

Please tell your younger sister that I have taken her warning to heart....you shall be forever more CaroLINE in my blogger comments!!
When I was traveling in Italy with my friend Douglas he kept a small notebook and would sketch whatever took his fancy. I loved watching him do that.

Suzy said...

And I'm sorry that I missed Twelfth Night. It is actually one of my favorite Shakespeare plays. Maybe because the mister and I cemented our friendship during our HS production of it.

Crayons said...


Check. You are such a gracious commenter. My sister and I shared a bedroom for many years, so she is almost like an extension of me.

I think it's time for you to do another post about your husband. I can never hear enough about him.

Crayons said...

Oh wow Suzy!
I'd forgotten that. I don't even remember which roles you played.