Last weekend I went to my very first Nutcracker performance. Sketching anything moving is challenging. Add in the fact that it is so dark you can’t really tell what colored pencil you’re using and can barely see your pen lines on paper. And you get little scratchy figures that you hope capture the spirit of a really grand performance.
I wish I’d captured the 52-piece orchestra in action, but they were in the pit below. Next time, I’d love to sketch them and the performers backstage as they prepare for the show.