Oct 5, 2006

Attraction



I attracted large crowds at Tiananmen Square. In communist China you don't want to be standing out and drawing lots of attention to yourself, especially in Tiananmen. There are thousands and thousands of people hanging out sightseeing. The place is huge. Members of the People's Republic of China's army paid me a visit. They were nice and cordial. I could hear the crackle of the secret police walkie talkies over my shoulder. Once they realized what I was doing, they too became instant fans of my work.

9 comments:

trophiogrande said...

Hello! Great sketch as always. I'm glad you travel the world with your sketchbook.

Renate said...

It's great to see your travel sketches! Hope there is a lot more to come!

Anonymous said...

I would like to know a little about your process. Do you sketch and add color on site...or do you wait for the color until you are in a more comfortable place...without guards swarming around?

Anonymous said...

There could be a Chinese revolution if enough people pick up their pens!

Tommy Kane said...

My sketches like this one take about 50 minutes to an hour. I do the color on site. I have a small pencil case with about a dozen prisma colored pencils. I just doodle away furiously until I am done. That goes for all my drawings. Even the moleskine drawings I do eith watercolor. All done on site to finish.

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Amazing, I can't believe you add all the colour on site - I'd assumed you just did the sketch and added colour later. So colourful too! It's great for your audience though.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info Tommy. It's nice that you take your time and complete the art on the spot.

4ojos said...

Good story about policemen trying to figure out what were you doing. Has happened to me some times and can be a real pain.

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