After almost two weeks producing The Day In Sketches, it's become clear to me that the slideshow won't work on a 24-hour schedule. A lot of artists are sketching daily, but the subject matter isn't necessarily timely — a sketch of a building or a streetscape with nothing new to say about it doesn't cut it for this project.
More artists need to go draw timely events and stuff off the news, otherwise the report misses the point. Here are some examples of sketches that would make The Day In Sketches exciting: the scene at the hospital in Pretoria where Nelson Mandela is hospitalized, travelers in the Moscow airport where Edward Snowden is supposedly in transit, signs in Paris announcing the Tour de France, the floods in India and the protests in Brazil.
There are so many things going on in the world that we only see through video or photography. I would like to see them in sketches! I'm not only talking about the news that make the international headlines. Sketchers can also find timely topics on their own — that independently-owned record store struggling to stay open, the historic building being demolished, the contaminated river being ignored by politicians, the squatters in that foreclosed house in the neighborhood. And they need to share these sketches right away.
Until that happens, I'm going to do Day In Sketches only once a week, and see how it goes. I'd like to know what you all sketcher friends think about this. Please, feel free to comment here!