Friends, do you sketch music players? I do and love it! Particularly, guitar players are so interesting, as once I played it. OK, the tips to sketch music players is "understand the movement patterns." As you know well, instruments players repeat same actions. Once, you can get it, it's not hard to capture it on paper.This quena player was a busker, Latin American folklore. I was enjoying their music and carefully observing the band. One moment, when the quena player looked back to me, I pinned down his face expression! Yey!A bit like, a hunter. I observe a player and wait for the most sensational or the most impressive moment. Usually, I make 2 or 3 rough sketches for warm up. Spot-on sketch is the best way to study value and capture vivid colours. A short time finishing(*maximum 30 minutes) is preferable.
This guitar player was a solo classic guitar player. Quite sophisticated! He made beautiful sounds and "harmonics." (*I was not good at making it!) He played "Sakura" for me. Thank you. Oh, it's really a fun to draw a guitar player's hands and fingers. As I know guitar techniques, I try to pick up the most dramatic position for sketch (otherwise, the drawing will be dull).He's been playing the same guitar for 20 yrs! Wow! Friends, do you know? When I have had a chat with guitarists, most of them really love their guitars more than anything, even more than girls! "Daarling, love me like your guitar," could be a practical approach to a guitaristʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ .
The below is a band guitar player and busker. He was tuning up the guitar and checking sounds in a nervous manner. I captured his serious face. His guitar fascinated me. *Unfortunately, I was not good at playing a guitar. I decided to mainly sing songs, hahaha?!
Putting colours on a "black and white" in a studio is not a bad choice. But hard to re-build a subject's atmosphere and a mood. I want to make something dynamic and make a drama on paper. Hope you can feel music in my drawings and watercolour.
So, I keep sketching, sketching!
Then, based on these sketches, I make illustrations and art work in a studio.
Friends, Happy Painting! Enjoy sketching!