For my part, I brought along my less visually accurate but infinitely more convenient Moleskine notebook and, much as I did recently in Paris, did a lot of sketching. I’m liking this.
So, herewith, a sampling of the off-the-cuff doodles I made while sitting around the Austin Convention Center, watching panels or chatting in the hallways with other attendees. One thing these drawings don’t do well that photographs do better is capturing some other mode of the attendees’ activities other than… just sitting around. That’s the hard thing with sketching a business conference: not much happens aside from sitting around on one’s ass. It makes for rather boring drawings, to be sure, but to add a little excitement, South by Southwest attendees may want to see if they can spot themselves amongst the doodles, as there’s a chance I drew you… hours and hours of fun!
Great stuff! Good seeing you as well – wish we could have chatted more! Next time eh?
Ah, those look great! I think I recognize a few faces (or profiles), one hunched over guy in glasses in particular, but I could be wrong.
Great idea. I think I recognize a few of those beards 🙂
They are really good. You have captured all in a few lines.
Nice sketches. Back to the past where photojournalism was drawing journalism and there were drawings instead of photos in the newspapers 🙂
Wilson: good eye, that’s you!
There’s me, third from the left in the top-most set, complete with BMI lanyard hanging from halfway up the back of my 50-foot-long neck. Of course, you showed me that sketch minutes after making it, so I’m not surprised to see it now, but I’m still quite happy to be included. As I think I said when you posted your sketches from Paris awhile back, you’ve managed to squeeze quite a bit of character into those spontaneous lines. Thanks for sharing!
Another nice set. They sort of take on a different life in black and white (since I’ve seen you do these originally in blue ink). I saw the third from left on the bottom set as you did it in that panel we were in. It helps me remember exactly what that person looked like.
I thought you might be sketching during the Indie Developer panel. I wasn’t sure, but the bottom right one looks like it could be me. I wore a green shirt that day that had a similar pattern. I also have a beard. Not quite with that much girth, but that could be exaggeration.
Correction I’m the very middle sketch. I wore a hat that day and the beard is much smaller.
these are wonderful… great feeling. there’s something special about sketching with ink, isn’t there? odd analogy: doing a crossword in ink
Speaking as someone who practically lives behind the lens, these are so cool. I would love to be able to sketch like that.
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