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Old 05-06-2012, 09:37 PM
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Spring has sprung ...achhhhoooooo .. Time of the year when different cities in San Diego kick off outdoor activities. We've had artwalk type events spring up in a few small towns here. Various local bands playing is a norm at these events. Not to mention the mouth-watering junk-food. Here are some sketches from 2 I managed to attend. Capturing musicians is tough, especially, the more energetic rock'n'roll types. So, settled for the mellower jazz musicians. I had Bill aka ArtistOz' suggestion of identifying that line or gesture that defines a mood/expression in the back of my mind. But recording that instant in mind and then picturing it when the musician is no longer in that pose is a challenge. So, the struggle is on to be freer and gestural. Until then, I work off of shapes. Comments and critiques much appreciated. Thanks!

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Hey These are real sweet Kiran ... I think you just have to sometimes step outside of your zone to see a hole different way of seeing where drawing is concerned , and Its kinda like stepping from the darkness into the light and saying to the hole world Here I am , take me... and you should know , seeing as how you are the Light .... keep on as we do !!!
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COOL pics, Kiran- there is much to admire here- the true meaning of a visual diary!
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I always admire your life studies, Kiran, and this series is really special. I was imagining that great feeling of being outdoors and listening to a live band!

I went back to look at #4 several times. You captured the mood of the bass player and the drummer perfectly. I love #7 too because it conveys the musician's concentration so well. #8 is priceless. You captured the mood much better than you could have with a camera!

Fantastic series, Kiran!
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Kiran ~ You know I also always love your sketches and studies. You certainly have your line work down here and the line is defining those moods so very well. nice goin.
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Love em all Magic !
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Nifty and quirky!
These are a lot of fun!

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Cool drawings Kiran. I can almost hear the music.
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Kiran, your sketches and notations are together an art form that make the reader, viewer feel present. Cool stuff. --Aurelio
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Wonderful gesture studies.
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Hi Sandra, thanks a lot for the nice words. I will keep on doing these. I just wish I got some variety, but one cannot sometimes force things.

Hi Bethany, thanks ! Glad you like these.

Hi Laurene, thanks much! I do love live bands in performances, am glad you liked the aspects of such live acts I might have captured some here.

Hi Egon, thanks! Glad you like them.

Hi Carol, thanks a lot! As I do more, I seem to be adapting my lines to say what I think is important. I hope I continue to study in that area.

Hi Trevor, thanks a lot for the kinds words.

Hi Jonathan, thanks much! Am glad you enjoy these.

Hi Nathan, thanks! Glad the spirit of the musicians comes across some.

Hi Aurelio, thanks ! Nice to hear your thoughts on what I capture in these pages. I find that the notes are interesting to read a few months later.

Hi Arlene, thanks! Glad you like the gestures.
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Very cool sketches. I especially like the pose of the banjo picker in the last one. I've sketched many musicians over the years and enjoy it a lot. They make good models because even if they move a bit, they usually come back to a basic pose, and they're not self-conscious about being stared at.

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oh my, these are Life! You are so good at getting the gesture and thus the focus of the figures. Bravo!
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You've captured a lot Kiran. These are fun to look at and, again, a great inspiration to get sketching more often.
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