In an attempt to follow up on my vague notions of documenting the student protests using the work of Denys Wortman as inspiration - here's a quick drawing I did based on some reference provided by Dan Hancox. Thanks to Dan for allowing me to use it.
I like the idea of juxtaposing an earlier image of the protests against a piece of text taken from later on in the day. Trying to solidify and consolidate the fast-paced nature of a twitter feed into something with more permanence. But that's an unfinished thought - let me come back to that.
Whether this becomes a regular thing or not remains to be seen but I enjoyed doing it and at the very least, drawing these on a regular basis could work as great warming up sketch practise.
If you have any photos you've taken during any of the recent demonstrations and don't mind me using them as reference for future drawings please email them to me at tomhumberstone*at*gmail*dot*com. You'll, of course, get a credit if I use it.
Throughout today, I couldn't help but be reminded of the opening quote Dan and I used to open our My Fellow Americans book:
"I'm tired of hearing it said that democracy doesn't work. Of course it doesn't work. We are supposed to work it." - Alexander Woollcott