Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Family time

Had dinner with my family at the beginning of the week to celebrate Chinese New Year. Instinctively I left the drawing till after dinner - nothing would have been left for me to eat if I sketched first. It's every man, woman and child for themselves!! So warm and loving...

Then the next night I had dinner with an old friend at Azuma's in town. We order a yummy array of skewers and a plate of very tender duck confit. At least my friend was gracious enough to let me draw them in before he ate them.

Later that night we headed off to the Metro and saw UK outfit Kitty, Daisy & Lewis. The music is influenced by pretty much all the sounds of the 50's - rockabilly, hawaii'in, country etc. I knew that the three were all brother and sisters, but not until the end of the show I found out that dad was on rhythm guitar and mum was playing string bass. How cool is that? And guest starring Eddie Tan Tan Thornton on trumpet - maybe he's their godfather?? uncle?? As always I forget how hard it is to draw in the dark. This time I could barely see my linework, and then when I attempted to paint - all my halfpans looked the same colour - black! Luckily I had a fair idea the positoning of the colours in the palette box.