January 6th Hearings
I’ve been live drawing events since around 2014. It started with the State of The Union address that year, then the Oscars and I just kept going—on location as well as from my monitor/tv. I learned that I was able to draw things I saw quickly and with the app that I use, put them out on social media quickly. I know many of you know this about me. Sometimes I am hired to do it, other times I feel compelled to do it because either I enjoy or appreciate what I am seeing, or some event is so important I want to record it. This is the case with the January 6th Hearings. It’s important. It’s riviting. It’s frightening.
Clearly, there are more quotes and people to draw each day. But I know I won’t be able to get to watch all of the days, and will have to be selective about the what I draw. This is so important for us all to watch, if only to see the recaps every day if you cannot watch it all. My drawings are like exclamation marks, to draw attention to the hearings….I hope.
Live drawing on a tablet and sharing in real time is something I pioneered, and for a while I was getting news outlets to hire me. But the pandemic cut that short. It’s been challanging to get my form of reportage any attention with the news media; what I do is quiet, and the news isn’t really good with quiet. Any suggestions are welcome!
For my paying subsribers, I hope to see you tonight at 6pm ET for my monthly zoom gathering!
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