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: