Angelo in The Village

Rusty like my old wheelbarrow. That’s how I felt when I started to draw Angelo. It’s been so long since I’ve drawn on the street and how quickly one can lose that fluidity of line that you need for drawing people in motion, especially if you are sitting on the curb across the street and there’s a constant flow of traffic blocking your view. It took two warmup drawings to get Angelo’s intensity and pose right. But it also felt great to be drawing in the middle of a little bit of chaos. And Angelo can really play.



8 Comments on “Angelo in The Village”

  1. Mary says:

    I really like the gesture, structure and composition in this Shari πŸ™‚ and I feel the intensity
    in his music too. Great job for being “rusty” like your wheelbarrow πŸ™‚


  2. Barb says:

    So many times people think that just because you can draw (or freehand -paint) that every attempt by the artist will be a masterpiece. I find your comments refreshing and actually very honest that this sketch took some “practice.” My waste can has had more painting attempts than cards I have mailed.
    You are becoming my inspiration with your look at everyday life and objects. Thank you.


    • That is so true Barb. Some days are successful and others are not but this blog has always been about my attempt to do a little something every day, or at least almost every day. I guess I don’t post my really bad disasters, but if I post something that I’m not happy with I try to talk about it. That is how we learn β€” from our mistakes β€” and we all make them.


  3. Jos says:

    Great !


  4. Good capture, I would say, especially on that right hand.


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