Monday, May 15, 2017

Brattleboro Museum and Art Center QuickDraw Friday May 12, 2017

Friday night we had a "QuickDraw." 

Above is a photo the live QuickDraw that was run by Hilary Price at the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center on Friday night. I'm in the middle, and on the left is Maria Scrivan and on your right Mo Willems.


It's like live improv comedy but with cartoonists drawing. In this case, Hilary was the emcee and she ran the event. She had a series of questions, sometimes asking the audience for their input, and the three of us had to draw up the answers, as quickly as we could, live, with people watching in real time.


Hilary would ask a question of all three of us like, "Draw what your occupation would be if you were not allowed to work in the arts."

I left all of my "quicksketches" there in the Museum, so I will recreate my answers here. I drew something like this:


Hilary asked an audience member what their job is. An elementary school art teacher was at this event with her family. Hilary asked each artist to draw a scene from her day.

I drew this:


Hilary came up with some great situations for the panel to draw. For instance:

"Indications that the person living next to you might be Batman."

Of course, Mo and Maria did their own hilarious answers to these questions as well.


This is just a small part of what went on. If Mo Willems' estimate is correct -- that each of us created a drawing every four minutes on average -- we created nearly fifty drawings between the three of us. And this is only one small part of what went on. It was a lot of fun for everyone.

 My thanks to Museum Director Danny Lichtenfeld for making us welcome and putting this event together.

1 comment:

Allison Lawrence said...

This is so cool Mike! Wish I could have been there in real time to see you. Glad to be connected with you still even though I'm not at MFPL anymore. Your drawings are so inspiring! Cheers!