Sunday, February 12, 2017
I brought my pocket sketchbook to Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Barber of Seville) at the Metropolitan Opera in New York last night.
Linda Benson asked, "How do you sketch when the lights go down?"
Answer: I limit my means to black and white so I can see in super dim light. Once in a while there was a little spill light from the stage, but most of the time it was hard to see much.
I'm using just two tools: a black Caran D'ache Supracolor Watersoluble Pencil and a Niji water brush.
Maurizio Muraro played Doctor Bartolo, who is pictured in the sketch. On the mini-video, the voice is my great uncle John Gurney singing Don Basilio's aria "La Calunnia."
(Link to mini video on Facebook)
Posted by James Gurney at Sunday, February 12, 2017