Mar 30, 2009
My new thing I'm trying is to film myself when drawing. It's hard enough just drawing without this new wrinkle. One day in London I went to draw Big Ben. It was cold, windy and raining. Very tough conditions. I found a bench with a good view. Anytime I don't have to use my fold up stool is a blessing. About 10 minutes into drawing 2 very wild looking transvestites came and sat right next to me. One tall and one short. They were speaking Russian to one another and chain smoking up a storm. I thought to myself this would be a cool little film of me drawing next to these 2 freaks. No wonder I'm taking this stupid video camera around with me too. For some unknown reason, even though I was only 3 inches away, they never once looked over at what I was doing. I figured at some point they would but it just never happened. I didn't want to bother them either so I just let it go. Plus I was struggling with my drawing and freezing my ass off. I'm sure there will be other opportunities. Now I'm ready with my dumb little camera in my pocket. All I need is a cinematographer with me at all times. I did catch a shot of them walking away from me.