The 7 Minute Sketch

Today I went to the Brooklyn Public Library and checked out their Fashion Illustration exhibit. I ended up sitting front row at a fashion show and sketched the models coming down the runway. I had 7 minutes to draw and render them in watercolor. I love live illustrating; the loud music, the models walking everywhere, the photographers snapping pictures and the crowd gathering behind me watching me paint. It was exhilarating and nerve wracking at the same time. I don't think that feeling will ever go away, no matter how many shows I sketch at.