|Another kind of surge (November 2008)|
(or what I did while waiting for the results)
11.5" x 8.5", pencil
copyright Katherine Tyrrell
The thing I remember that was so remarkable then were the huge long queues of people waiting to vote.
There were so many images of them in the press and online that I decided to start my very own queue and sat adding sketches images of individuals from the various images online until I'd created my very own queue led by an elderly African American lady with a flag.
It was also a bit of a reprise on a rather well known election poster of a few years back in this country. (I'm sure more than a few of you will remember that one!)
So who's sketching this US election? Will you be drawing?
Here's the list of people - with their posts that I found online last time and which I posted in
9th November 2008 - Who's made a mark this week?
I decided to make a compendium of all the illustrated blog posts that I could find by artists and illustrators blogging about the election day, the election process and the results....and here they are:
- Urban Sketchers had quite a few:
- Election Night in NYC by Veronica Lawlor
- Pete Scully
- Other bloggers posted
- Paula Becker (Whateverings ) sketched as events unfolded on TV - in Election Night–Part 1 and Election Night: Part 2
- Election pants by France Belleville ()
Adebanji Aladi's entryin the Week 9 Challenge - US Capitol
- A Nation of Community Organizers from edward_ hussein* winkleman
- Historic Day! (a portrait of Obama) by Nicole Caulfield (Plus Nicole's post about how she developed her portrait of Obama Profile Barack Obama WIP and Obama Profile)
- Plus you can see any number of different ways to paint the Capitol in Washington in Karin Jurick's Different Strokes from different folks - Week 9 Challenge - U.S. Capitol, Washington, DC
- and inevitably that message was reiterated yet again
- Yes We Can! by Gabi Campanario
- and just for the record here's a link to what seems to have been a pretty powerful piece of performance art which went viral. The video for Yes We Can has now been viewed more than 50 million times across various video sites......and just in case you wondered what they were doing while a lot of us watched the TV, here's Behind the scenes with the Obama family - watching the TV!