Pomp And Sandi

29 Oct

29 SandiHusb and I just got back from our local theatre. We went to see Sandi Toksvig who is one of the funniest people I’ve ever heard. She had the entire theatre in hysterics for way over 2 hours and I ended up sore from laughing so much. Brilliant. I love her. The Grand Theatre is a wonderful Victorian pile, full of pomp and stucco, fat cherubs and naked angels floating in clouds of gold leaf and crystal chandeliers. The place was packed to the rafters to see Sandi and it was great to soak in the atmosphere in such a beautiful space.

I did a quick scribble where we sat in the Grand Circle (which isn’t any grander in my opinion than the other circle) taking in a few of the audience and a bit of the stucco work in the background. I used Faber Castrell Pitt pens sizes S, F, M and B into my clothbound A5 sketchbook, prepared with ripped brown packing paper stuck in with Pritt stick. It’s got to be Pritt, I haven’t found anything else as good.

4 Responses to “Pomp And Sandi”

  1. KnitNell October 30, 2013 at 17:46 #

    A friend and I went to see Sandi T last year in Guildford. Like you we did not stop laughing. I love the drawing – and the brown packing paper adds a nice touch.

  2. allesistgut October 30, 2013 at 09:08 #

    The theatre building looks great. I like your drawing and it’s funny to see, that you prepared your sketchbook with a brown packing paper. Have a lovely day! 🙂

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