Sunday, June 6, 2010

Band Concert in the Park

One of the joys of summer is the band concert in the park. This first weekend in June is a band festival which gives us two days of music, without charge. You can bring your chairs or blankets and enjoy a picnic while bands give us their finest sounds. Kids are attracted to the play equipment and the rest of us get to relax. I do take my sketch book and this year I'm seeing some improvement in "my people".

 Of course I'm still much more comfortable drawing the backs of people. They are somewhat in proportion which is a big step for me. Wait, just maybe those session of figure drawing are beginning to pay off. The bluish drawings were done with a Sanford Noblot Ink Pencil 705 -"a bottle of ink in a pencil". The color has been darkened in Photoshop so that the images would be easier to see. The gray sketch was done with a Derwent Sketching Light Wash HB pencil. The color did not move a much. I believe that I need to make my marks heavier to get more action with the water. Geez, move out of my comfort zone. What a concept.

13 comments:

Martine said...

Lovely sketches ! I like the colour you used !

Revelle said...

Hey, nice! Why couldn't you be the artist who only draws the back of people's heads? I don't think there is one yet! LOL!!! Just kidding, but I really like the mystery of this type of drawing, not knowing who they are, what they look like or what expression they are making.

raena said...

You're doing great! I love the hat on the bottom left.

Shirley said...

Fun sketches - love the lady in the sun hat.

donna said...

There are terrific.

freebird said...

Great sketches. You've moved WAY out of MY comfort zone, lol. Good for you.

Dan Kent said...

Nice Sketches! Bet these folks didn't know they were part of the show! Is there nothing better than sketching folks in public? I especially like the guy in the top left corner - a lot of character there.

marancat said...

Isn't it great, how expressive people's backs can be! Great sketches.

kazumiwannabe said...

Great! And bravo for sketching in public! (I'm still trying to push myself into that one...) Like you, I love it when I'm feel like I'm improving, it's what gives us even more motivation for drawing more!

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Krista Meister said...

What a nice time, relaxing to music and sketching.

王周宏儒 said...
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Sandra said...

Just testing this system.