Supanova Sketch Off – Steampunk Gandalf
Okay so on Sunday of Supanova Pop Culture Expo in Sydney, last weekend, I had a sketch off against my old partner in crime Jon Sommariva and my new buddy Mark Brooks. Usually how this works is the audience picks a character, we artists all draw the same character chosen, while answering some very distracting questions during the 30-40 mins of drawing time, then the audience chooses a winner, and we also give the art away to some lucky audience members at the end.
This time around the MC decided to let the audience pick a theme first, before the character… so we ended up with… Steampunk Gandalf?!?!
I know right!
So while Jon and I were looking at each other puzzled, Brooks jumped the starters gun and was off drawing. So without delay Jon and I got stuck into it as well.
I’ve gotta say it’s not easy drawing with those bright stage lights in your face, a cameraman hovering right over your shoulder (so the audience can see what we are drawing on the big screen behind us), having to answer random questions, all while the clock is ticking away. Also it doesn’t help if the subject matter is unfamiliar e.g. Steampunk Gandalf.
Anyway these were the results of my efforts; I even managed to finish early.
Overall I thought we all did a pretty good job, all things considered… but in the end there could be only one winner!!! Better luck next time guys 😉
P.s. You can see all the drawings from the sketch off here:
“Fly, you fools …in an airship!”