Night Roving Caricature Artists for 2010/2011 Countdown @ Marina Bay

The Marina Bay area was party central on new year eve. Its especially special celebration this year culminating with a full eight-minute firework celebrating the completion of the Marina Bay area development. The area is now a breathtaking sight of the bay area, Integrated Resort and the central business district.

The previous year we had only one artist performing. Due to outstanding response from the public two artists, Kamal and Ruoshi were engaged this time. The Esplanade wanted a fresh entertainment format and suggested caricature artists roaming at night. This gave us an opportunity to introduce our new set-up for roving at night. Our artists dressed in colourful outfit walked among the crowd and drew selectively. They had a customised clipboard designed for fast drawing at speed of up to 25 drawings per hour and hands-free movement when handing over the drawing. It has enough lights to illuminate the drawing board and subject. Not only that, they were accessorized with glow-in-the-dark lights to attract the crowd. With this new set-up, we could practically draw in total darkness and we did test it out that night by walking into dark areas. And our artist are able to draw standing, squatting, kneeling or seated on the floor or chair.

The set-up worked well outdoor and also indoors as we moved on later in the evening to draw guests at the VIP Lounge of the floating platform. This is the best job of the year as its fun and it ends just before midnight to party! Happy 2011 everyone and thank you for your support.

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