Saibu no Akuma Exhibition: Blurring the lines of Bespoke


























Hi!  So first of all, everyone needs to support Saibu no Akuma  and to check out their website and philosophy.  They are shirt tailors located in Melbourne and they do really cool stuff.  I met the guys from Saibu no Akuma when I was doing some urban sketching on my own at Fitzroy  last year.  You should check out their blog! Some cool stuff in it, including me!  Anyway, they had their Kickstarter campaign and exhibition yesterday and I was doing live drawing there and here are the results!  I have never done this sort of thing before and it was very tiring and a lot of fun.  The whole concept was to draw people while they weren't looking but before long, people started requesting for drawings and suddenly there was a queue.  I was very lucky to have Rob there to tell me to take breaks and make sure I was still drinking since I because really flat out.  He even helped with one of the pieces when I was getting quite tired in the end (Tony, the guy in blue and his girl friend in black).  I didn't have enough colours to match everyones skin tone which was frustrating and I didn't have naxy blue so alas, not the most accurate today.  I need more skin tones...bah! 

It was great fun, everyone seemed to enjoy it and it was a good experience for me.  I probably should draw more people when am urbansketching for practice.  Am still doing more drawings for them on the side but this time, i get to draw from photos and not at a manic pace..so let's see the difference, shall we?