The yellow mark was stronger than intended. I meant it to be a hint of something in the void…
This was another quick piece, 5 mins.
Art is calling me back. I’ve been away for the last 7 months raising my beautiful, delightful girl, but the longing for art never goes.
I spent a wonderful 10 minutes yesterday putting some colour down.
Location: Otavalo, Ecuador
A couple at the market. It isn’t clear in my drawing, but the wife is grinning, very happy, whereas the husband…
I drew this from a photo of travelling clown Tom Bolton’s write-up of his trip to Ecuador. The photo is about half-way down the page.
This post is part of a series of sketches for 2014 that I will be posting every 3rd day. I will draw people and things from around the world that I find beautiful or interesting. The series will end on 29th December 2014 with post number 121.
A quick sketch I did yesterday:
This is a copy of a painting I saw at a Chinese painting exhibition in 2012. The woman in the original painting is far prettier than I managed, and I’m embarrassed to link to the source. I made her face too long — annoying as I think I got it right first time but thought it too short. All good practice though.
The artist is Kezhi Chen. This is the original painting, from his own website: Ancient Dream of Peking Part Two. It was my favourite painting shown in the exhibition.
Useless bit of trivia for you: the title used in the exhibition for this painting was “Dream of Beijing Opera in My Homeland”, which is why I titled this post “Beijing opera”. I don’t think I like the clichéd use of “dream” in titles, so I edited it out for my post title. I also prefer the non-romanised name: Beijing instead of Peking, so I stuck with that. There you go – end of trivia.