Learning to Draw

Art has a habit of being made behind closed doors.
 As students we were challenged to create 
one hundred figure drawings in public. 
Sketches is what was requested just to capture the moment.
I found a large crowd at the Fall Fair and with a pencil and paper began drawing figures as people went about their day.
I drew and drew for most of the afternoon spending no more 
than a few seconds on each drawing.

The experience brought to mind a summer long ago when I was working at Ontario Place. From time to time I could take a few minutes to watch a local artist make oil pastel sketches of people from the crowd. Magic so it seemed. 
Up to the point when I found myself in the crowd we had worked with still life subjects and life models in static poses.

 I was as far out on a limb as I could imagine. There was no coming back.