Friday, September 21, 2007

Concert drawings


I went to a concert last night, and brought my Moleskine with me (yes, I´ve bought a large Moleskine sketchbook, even though it´s not very useful with watercolours - I figured it´s time I work in some other techniques too, so I might as well try one of these and see what all the fuzz is about).

Our seats were slightly above the orchestra, which gave some excellent views of both audience and musicians. I filled two pages and added some coloured pencil when I got home.

I can really recommend drawing at classical concerts - people sit still for very long, and as long as you don´t sit way down in the back of the concert hall, you´ll have plenty of subjects to study.
13 x 21 cm, Lamy Safari with Noodler´s Lexington grey ink, and coloured pencils in Moleskine sketchbook.

18 comments:

MIguel Herranz said...

I don't know Nielsen's Helios Ov. but seeing your sketches, I guess it must be really inspiring.

Jenny said...

Love the sketches. How nice to have a room filled with possible subjects. *lol* I like the feel of using colored pencils in the Moleskine sketchbook. Very addictive. When scanning the images, though, many greens are lighter and yellowish because of the cream-colored paper. Enjoy your sketchbook.

Teri C said...

I love doing concert sketches also. I love how you put the color behind the people, very effective.

Felicity said...

Lovely sketches, I'm really drawn to that profile at the top and the 'pageboy hair'!

Arty Velarde said...

great stuff, beautiful sketches. yes I got a moleskine after all the talk. It really isn't bad for watercolor .. it's only a sketch.

Linda said...

Absolutely beautiful! I really DO love the effect of grey ink with colored pencil. Just wonderful!

suzanne said...

I really enjoy the way you've used color here. The combination is especially nice in the second one.

I agree that this sounds like a perfect venue in which to draw.

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

I am convinced you could draw and where and draw anything. Lovely sketches. The people look as if they are concentrating ... enjoying. I also appreciate how you've used color in your moleskin.

josé louro said...

Very good work in the background.
Seems so good as with the watercolor that you usualy work.

Penny said...

Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog Nina, I havent visited yours for a while, you do such lovely stuff, very accurate looking, somehow I still seem to be pretty wonky, but I do enjoy what I do and I love what you do.

Katherine said...

I like the way you kept filling up the page - these are very nice sketches. The touch of colour really perks them up too.

Africantapestry said...

Great sketches Nina and I love your use of colour here.
Ronell

AuroraMystic said...

What a great idea, sketching at a concert. You really did some wonderful sketching there.

Laureline said...

Nina, these are beautiful. I always take such delight in your work. I would love to meet you someday to see if the personality I infer from your art is who are really are! (Hint: it's a very nice one.)

Knitting Painter Woman said...

I get the feeling that your sketches really look like the subjects... which is something I am still striving for. I agree about the life drawing, too. I wish I'd started 30 years ago. but I'm trying to catch up.

wagonized said...

Beautiful sketches -- the addition of color enhances their contour so well.

Marie-Dom said...

These are beautiful drawings.
MD

phthaloblu said...

These are really wonderful. YOu can tell the people are relaxed and your form is very natural.