Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Going back

Natalie Galustian, 22 Cecil Court

After several months of absence I suddenly had a feeling of unfinished business. As I had done six of these shops, pretty much on the trot, I felt enough was enough and so went off to find somewhere else to play. 

It was good leaning against the walls again, noticing the way the owners display their books, the typefaces of the signage and the reflections in the windows of the shops opposite. To know if it really is over, you have to walk away first.

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

People drawing without looking

Electric Double Bass, The Wheezards

Alto Sax, The Wheezards

Drawing jazz players in cafes might be seen as a cliche but nonetheless is very good for drawing without looking - at your paper that is. I must say that drawing by this method takes determination and will result in a lot of crap marks before arriving at something you are half happy with. Eventually you do have to get your eyes down but not until you have replicated the life before you onto a sheet of A5 (or whatever you use).