Here are all the pages from my sketchbook from last night at the wild, impressive, ribald and hilarious cabaret/performance Boy&Girl (from Oscar Production Company) at the Brisbane Powerhouse (it’s still on for two more nights).
As previously mentioned, I expanded my usual limited speed-sketching colour palette by adding pink for flamboyance.
The joy of this sort of sketching is in capturing the movements.
The physical personalities of the people on stage.
(And it was delightful meeting more of the cast afterwards, and watching them pick out people — even the ones without the super-obvious costumes.)
Lighting is tricky in this medium, at this speed, in a show with LED and fire components.
But occasionally — as with the audience members at the table below, and the crew on the first page, I can capture a hint of what the light was doing.
Boots and heels!
Lyrical dance and sequins and shadows and fire!
As posted yesterday, here is my little setup in the balcony — the crew let me borrow a stand and light, which was great. If I get to sneak in to sketch a show like this again, I’m going to experiment with some sort of low-powered booklight.