Friday, May 04, 2007

Every day in May no. 4

We went to a classical concert tonight, and I brought my small Moleskine Watercolor to do today´s May-thing. It was kind of dark where we sat, so I couldn´t see properly what I was drawing. I guess that adds to the sketchiness of it all...

A concert hall is a great place to draw in, unless you have some people sitting right next to you, looking over your shoulder. Tonight was perfect, we had five seats to ourselves. We sat at quite a distance from the scene, though, and I always find it harder to draw people if you are too far away. It is much more difficult to see the details and there is no way to measure them with your pen - you cover ten people with your pen cap alone from that distance...

Anyway, it was a great concert with music by Berwald, Stenhammar and Sibelius. Beautiful.


The drawings are of different sizes, but all drawn on a small Moleskine Watercolor page (8 x 12 cm) with a Lamy Safari and Noodler´s Lexington Grey.

3 comments:

Anna said...

Nice images and they seem to have just the right amount of detail too. Is your ink waterproof?

caseytoussaint said...

Gosh, Nina - these are so impressive. I remember a similar entry from you last fall, right after I'd first joined EDM, and I was so intimidated by your talent that I didn't dare post my sketches for a few days. I still am, but now I post anyway...

Africantapestry said...

what wonderful sketches...amazing work.
Ronell