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On Wednesday 29 August we hosted a Tagtool workshop at Kulturni Dom, Cerknica followed by an evening of drawing to accompany the Cerknica Big Band Concert which was held in the square outside the building. For the workshop we used the very bright projector in the hall as well as our two projectors. I made the introductory drawing below using my big All-in-one machine plus our other Wacom drawing tablet and Tagtool mini, the two images covering both the screen on the stage and the wall of the auditorium.40374402_2523702907643750_1168078860806258688_oThe two young boys who came for the workshop drew happily all afternoon  – and the adults were able to ‘have a go’ as well! We had also brought along our two iPads to show off the latest version of the Tagtool for iPad app. and I was amazed how the boys instantly discovered for themselves and were able to use all the various drawing and animation functions. I realise that I will never achieve the speed and confidence of these ‘digital natives’ so I was very happy to end the afternoon session with this demonstration of  ‘old-school’ drawing!IMG_1630 In the evening, before the concert began, we set up the Tagtool outside and once it was dark we tested the projector and I did this drawing…..IMG_1635The concert began with vocal numbers from soloists from Studio Voice up!IMG_1639Cerknica_collages It was great to draw for these vocalists, and something a bit different for me, as mostly when I am drawing the accompaniment is either electronic or instrumental.IMG_1648Cerknica_collages1Because some of the songs were quite short I wasn’t able to make just one image for each but instead I developed a visual theme that I thought would fit in with the music.IMG_1658IMG_1661For the spectacular operatic finale of the first part of the concert I made this one abstract visual. (Unfortunately this one photo that I have is rather dark). IMG_1671Then there was a complete change of tempo with the arrival of the Cerknica Big Band…..IMG_1674IMG_1678IMG_1682…and again I developed my drawings during more than one piece of music, beginning with a fairly abstract background that I could draw into and add figurative elements.Cerknica_collages2Cerknica_collages3IMG_1698This was a great opportunity for me to draw with such an exciting and accomplished musical accompaniment!IMG_1704All too soon the concert came to an end and I only had time to do one last quick black and white drawing while the band played an encore.IMG_1707I had had a most enjoyable evening of drawing – the weather was perfect for an outdoor concert, the music was great and the audience very appreciative – so here is a very big ‘thank you’ from me to everyone involved!IMG_1715.JPG


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