Saturday, January 17, 2015

let's dance

Jiving
These were my three sketches for the second day of the post-three-sketches-for-five-days challenge. I went from three girls drawing, in my last post, to three girls dancing. I love this idea of drawing people whilst they are indulging in their own passion. Whatever that may be. That can only add another layer of richness to the work I think. Richness? Not the word I'm looking for, but it's late. And, I'm not so good with words. That's why draw.
Burlesque
You can find opportunities to draw people, doing their thing, here there and everywhere. I drew these three ladies at various events and places. In the last few months I've drawn a local choir, orchestra, band, knitters, drinkers. If you're brave enough (and I know it's not easy) just find out where people are meeting or rehearsing and ask if they mind you coming along and sitting quietly in a corner scribbling away. If it helps take a fellow sketcher or two.
Mexican
Last year I drew the TED Talks event in Manchester. That was a great day. It was a gig I got just through asking the organisers if I could do it. I got to listen to inspiring speakers whilst sketching them. I made a big A2 drawing, over the course of the day, of the 25 different speakers. I also stole a quote from each of them and worked them in amongst the sketches. Pretty much everyday I see that drawing (it's lay on top of my scanner as I haven't found anywhere to put it -with it being that big). One of the quotes that I borrowed was "life begins where your comfort zone ends". It's a great quote. And an even better idea.

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4 Comments:

Blogger fabrycat said...

Beautiful drawings, especially the first one. I love the way you draw. I also like to draw with pens and ball pens :-)

5:55 PM  
Blogger fabrycat said...

Beautiful drawings, especially the first one. I love the way you draw. I also like to draw with pen and ball pen :-)

5:58 PM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thanks so much, fabrycat.

2:57 AM  
Blogger winna said...

I am wondering why "Andrea's book", the book I bought, is written in French instead of English that I could read? I got it last month while in the SBSkool Seeing class and had not time to read it till now....quite the surprise .

12:05 AM  

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