(Video 07:49 min: the actual drawing starts at 03:10)
I've just managed to successfully do a Remote Scribing Act for Tokyo.
Looking at the date (9/11) you won't be surprised to hear that basically everything went wrong. So that until seconds before my act started I was running around between my office and our flat like a headless chicken, looking for a Wifi connection (that, miraculously, tends to disappear whenever I'm in a transcontinental and/or important zoom call - like today).
Everything had been neatly set up - I had started doing this at 8:30 a.m., 4 hours before the event: I had arranged the background in my office. I had tested the whole infrastructure. Arranged the lighting. Everything was perfect.
Until the moment when I received the information "10 minutes to go".
As I said, the wifi went on strike. Additionally, both my computer and my iPad wanted to make a very urgent update - I had to prevent them from doing so, being reminded of my time as an Au Pair Girl in Great Britain, taking care of two toddlers.... And eventually iTunes went beserk informing me of Idon'tknowwhatthehell...
So I grabbed my iPad, did some wifi hunting in our apartment. Found a spot and did the whole thing from there - without table (because our wifi prefers to work exclusively in the corner where the plants are).
Looking at the drawing now, I'm surprised that I was able to produce anything at all.
I'm happy to report: It really paid off that at the morning rehearsal we had decided on the visual - and I had already prepared the whiteboard in Adobe Fresco. You can see the three noses I had drawn in advance - to make it easier to get started (because this is usually the hardest moment when live drawing).
But what's great about this experience: I've had a wonderful inspiration. I'm going to start an Cartoon Series titled "Behind the Scenes - what can go wrong in your online business"
I keep you posted!
And if you liked this article and would like to enjoy exclusive content every month, sign up and become my patron here on Patreon from € 1,99/month onwards.