In March, I had the pleasure of live sketching guests at the 2014 Canadian Screen Awards. This award took place at the Sony Centre in downtown Toronto and celebrates talent in the Canadian film and TV industry. It was my most glamorous event yet! The night was filled with stylish guests, red carpet everywhere, and the most creative, delicious assortment of finger foods ever. I even sat in the auditorium to watch the ceremony live between sketching, a first for me!
I sketched alongside Toronto fashion blogger Danielle Meder again which is always nice as she’s a constant source of inspiration for me. The event was organized slightly differently than my previous sketching gigs. Rather than me being a one woman army in sketching and interacting with guests, this time there were volunteers to find out names of subjects, gather and deliver sketches. It was certainly nice to have some help!
A particular highlight was when I found myself next to a very exclusive looking velvet rope area. Five minutes later, Viggo Mortensen appeared! I thought it would be so awesome if I got a sketch of him and maybe a quick meet and greet. But because he was constantly surrounded by media, my view was rather obstructed and I didn’t get a decent sketch. I didn’t want to meet him with a less-than-stellar sketch, so hopefully next time!
Thanks to Amy Dennis for inviting to be a part of this fantastic night! Photos from the event below: