The brightest and most unusual experience was when I was a participant in the carnival. It was a social event with a nod to 17th century palace fashion, the March Ball in 2014. And there I played the role of a court painter. It was extremely interesting for me to draw portraits of people in masks, costumes, wigs and puffy beautiful dresses. The event lasted over 6 hours. I have been painting for almost the same amount of time. I must say that with experience I realized that my best time is 3 hours. After that, it's just hard to work. Or you need to take a long break.
Another unusual experience I had was being part of a romantic dinner for a couple. My role was to capture and convey the atmosphere of the evening, the mood of the couple. On the one hand, it was not smart to spy on a couple. On the other hand, everything was very beautiful, tactful, romantic. And I fell in love with this beauty.
I chose the classic style, instead of caricatures. And I first drew a couple together, then each individually, then together again. As a result, in 2 hours the couple had about 10 drawings, 5 each.
Due to confidentiality, I am unable to show these works.