Tuesday, 13 September 2011
A little while ago I was invited to attend a couple of music workshops to photograph and sketch the participants while they played. I jumped at the chance: an excuse to sit and draw for two or three hours is a valuable one. Of course I shouldn't need an excuse to draw - it is something I should be doing every day - but somehow it just doesn't happen that way. If I'm away somewhere I can make that a part of how I experience a different place but at home it is a different story, despite my many resolutions to make it part of my daily routine.
Anyway, I just got round to photographing and cleaning up my sketches. Here are a few of the ones I'm most pleased with, of a string quartet.
Drawing people is particularly challenging, I find. I just can't do faces, but I do enjoy trying to capture people (and animals) while they're moving. The resulting sketches are often quite sparse as they have to be so quick, but somehow I find I can capture something of the moment or the movement without having to get bogged down in too much detail.