A wonderful journey

It’s coming up to the anniversary of my blog ‘Racing Lines’ – My first post was made on 7th July 2012… Just text and no images to try WordPress and see what I could do. In seven years, the blog has taken me to lots of places and I’ve met some lovely people and made friends – It’s been a great adventure – just with my pens, watercolours and pastels – and my laptop.  Today, I discovered that the number of people following ‘Racing Lines’ has risen to 3,000, which I find quite incredible. WordPress tells me that there have…

Playing

Hello! Following my recent post inspired by cellos and basses, I’ve been looking and drawing more musicians, this time concentrating on their faces while they play. Arguably, the most amazing face belonged to cellist Paul Tortelier, a wonderful and much-missed musician. The drawings I’ve made of him here are a start and I’ll have to practice more, but I wanted to include them. You’ll see that I left the watercolour off in two of them as I felt the lines were enough. Here are my drawings:

Fascinating rhythm

I saw these musicians on TV playing at the New Year’s day concert in Vienna. The line of basses (or cellos – apologies for my ignorance) created a wonderful pattern that I found fascinating. I loved the repetition of each musician playing side by side, but of course, each one is unique, creating a nuance between each figure. My impressions were very quick and ragged to say the least, but I think worth developing further. See what happens! Here are my drawings: