I've been on a hunt for a version of drawing duplication that can be done on the spot with just some pens and note cards. A quick version for the street or stage. I can't find any that tickle my fancy. Any suggestions?
Theres a sort-of design duplication with just ordinary business cards in Alain Nu's Mind over matter. The spectator draws a drawing, it's lost among a bunch of business cards. They then use their own intuition to find the card among the others, and you finish by duplicating the drawing
All great suggestions.
You may also want to consider Michael Weber's BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARDS. Great routine that's perhaps more suited to a stand up or stage conditions for a small or large group. The cool thing is that your back is to the (drawing) volunteers the entire time and you are still able to replicate their drawing. No real gimmicks, he used some cut up FedEx boxes when I saw him perform.
Just adding to your research...Michael Weber, BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARDS.
Sneak Thief is angled towards performers who do psychological work, so if you say you have a psychological advantage then reading people is basically a must. So Sneak Thief is to read people, read the picture and figure out the picture out of the persons face.
That was how i did it anyway.
But the way you present it is your job, you can prettymuch say that you are making it tougher for yourself by having 3 pictures and mixed and 1picked.