Friday, June 20, 2014

Pearl Django Trio

6/20/14 Diamine Chocolate Brown ink, Sailor pen, Canson XL 140 lb. paper
Wandering around Phinney Farmers Market, I was in the mood to try a sketch from an unusual perspective. Halfway up the stairway to the Phinney Neighborhood Association’s building, I found an interesting view of a few moms and kids having dinner at one of the picnic tables. Unfortunately, that high-up, angled perspective was a bit too challenging for me, so I gave up (see below for the abandoned sketch).

I was about to pick up my strawberries and go home, but the lively music coming from the center stage just below the staircase was too much to resist. It was Pearl Django! Sponsored by La Fete de la Musique, the free concert had the small seating area packed. I found a small space to stand next to the garbage and recycle bins that blocked some of the view, and the bass blocked much of the remaining view, so I got my unusual perspective after all.

Sadly abandoned sketch of this perspective, which kicked my butt.

1 comment:

  1. Sometimes the perspective is so unusual you just can't make it work. lol Good try though. Glad you heard the music and were inspired to stay a little longer for a sketch of the musicians.


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