I love my job. Live drawing is taking me to all kinds of places, and last night it took me to the Ed Sullivan Theater to live draw the Late Show with Stephen Colbert for CBS This Morning. I am a huge fan, so it was beyond great to be there. Didn’t get to meet Mr. Colbert, but loved the show and loved being in the theater (with so much history!) Charlie Rose was one of his guests– Charlie is a co- host of CBS This Morning , the news show I live draw regularly for.
While outside the Broadway theater, waiting for my producer to arrive, I crossed the street, thinking I’d draw the building. As soon as I began on my iPad, I felt overwhelmed with the detail and knew I had little time to get it done properly. So I put the tablet away. But my instincts told me I had to draw the building, so I grabbed my iPhone (a figure of speech because it is pretty much always in my hand) and did the line drawing on my phone with my finger and tweeted it out. The Late Show retweeted it! After the show, my producer asked me to color it in, so I did the color on my phone.
The show was very fast paced, as you can imagine. I was standing in the back, behind the audience, and drew as much as I could. The band was so great, Stephen was spot on with his political humor, and Charlie was funny and seemed very relaxed as usual. It was great to see the other guests as well–Jessica Williams is hysterical!
Wherever I live draw, when I am done, I always feel I should have drawn more, particularly behind-the-scenes people and things. I hope they invite me back!