Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Sketchbook reportage, Jazz Trumpet

Drawing of Jazz trumpet player, ink and watercolour, a4 sketchbook
This drawing was rescued by the watercolour. I'd hoped to draw the female saxophonist leading the group (women in jazz seem to be a minority) but I arrived before the band and they set up the front line the other way around.

Sunday, March 02, 2014

Jazz musicians drawing

Jazz musicians, drawing in ink and watercolour, A4 sketchbook 2014
Again faced with a complex scene that wasn't naturally placed across the gutter, I lost a bit of time wondering how to draw. I liked just the figures painted so chose not to add surroundings. It would have been just watercolour of the lighting and shadows on the floor; the pink and orange stage lights at the venue throw really interesting angles to include in compositions. The turquoise shadows are a favourite thing I like to add.