Wednesday, 18 April 2012

SketchJam: Sheffield Folk Festival

After the fun of the recent SketchJam at the White Lion, Les and I hooked up again and took our sketchbooks to the Shakespeare pub to draw one of the events at the Sheffield Folk Festival

It took a while for things to get going, then suddenly the tiny bar exploded into music. Flutes, accordions, squeeze-boxes, a fiddle, a sax, guitars... you name it, they were whipped out of bags and we were soon tapping our toes and warming up our pencils!

Everyone was crammed into such a small space that we quickly got to know our neighbours, some of whom were musicians, some morris dancers. They were all very friendly indeed and, as usual, very interested to see what Les and I were up to! 

Within moments of me explaining, one of our company had found my website on her smartphone and was telling everyone about Baby Goes Baaaaa!.

If you want to see the rest of my sketches, they are in the Picture Gallery. Les has posted his on the SketchCrawl North site. Thanks to all the musicians - a lovely evening!


Keira said...

Nice work, I am really glad to be 1 of several visitants on this awful site : D

Line Katrin said...

Love the last picture! Beautiful!

Sue Pownall said...

It amazes me how much detail you get with musicians. Last picture is really special.

psyko-daizie said...

the fluidity and looseness of your sketches remind me a lot of Quentin Blake but the content is much more concrete, i like the atmosphere you capture with quick lines :) i think i'll definitely be checking out your website! :)