Thursday, August 25, 2011

Sketching visitors to BP Portrait Exhibition 2011

These are two sketches made while visiting the BP Portrait Award Exhibition 2011 at the National Portrait Gallery.  The gallery was packed and I sat on the end of a bench and sketched the visitors.  They moved constantly and the ones that weren't being sketched frequently obscured the ones that were!

I'd say I was lucky to get 10-15 seconds per outline.  As you can see many of the outlines started - and then I was unable to continue

But that's the way it is in a very popular and busy exhibition!

See if you can find the girl with the large bow in her hair who sat next to me and watched me sketch.

Sketching the visitors to the BP Portrait Exhibition 2011 (1)
11" x 16", pen and sepia ink in double page spread of A4 size Moleskine Sketchbook
copyright Katherine Tyrrell

Sketching the visitors to the BP Portrait Exhibition 2011 (2)
11" x 16", pen and sepia ink in double page spread of A4 size Moleskine Sketchbook
copyright Katherine Tyrrell
The National Portrait Gallery has announced that the 2011 BP Portrait Award Exhibition has been the most popular exhibition in the Gallery’s history.  You have until 18 September to see it in London.

1 comment:

  1. great sketches of moving people - a challenging thing to do but fun

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