Build it bigger
You are on your own
Those were the words being chanted as I watched a free public performance at United Nations Plaza on Market Street in San Francisco.
Sitting on the brick pattern ground I sketched the scene in front of me. People paraded by my feet. I listened to chants of words. Dancers with straight postures and some with very loose bodies wove in and out of my vision. The audience was invited to build a cardboard honeycomb structure.
My new drawing project is to sketch people in the way I sketch animals. When I sketch people I get stuck on their faces. When I draw figures the faces come out weak and in another style of drawing from the rest of the sketch.
The cardboard shapes integrated with the moving figures add some abstraction to the drawings which create a more interesting drawing. While I struggle in the studio painting and drawing feet and hands, I’ll blog about some of my drawings. As always, click on image to enlarge.
Nothing better than sittin high up on a stool close to the band
letting the sounds and sights guide my hand.
Lines become figures as my pen mimics
the scene in front of me.
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Lyrics to top 20 country music songs
“Don’t go to Bruges in the summertime – too many tourists.” I kept hearing this while planning our trip to Europe. But, I was in Belgium and the time was now. We decided to go see Bruges at night when the crowds had dispersed. It was raining when we got off the train in the medieval 13th century town. By the time we arrived at our hotel the rain had stopped. Outside our window, sparkling white swans glided down the canal. We walked around Bruges before stopping for some dinner somewhere along our way. As, always, click on image to enlarge the photograph.
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Alcohol painted eye
recites garish truth
Hot chilies, fresh
ginger and pepper shout.
Green cardamom pods sizzle,
coriander and cumin crackle.
Red chilies roast above
the charcoal fire.
Yogurt is whisked.