Life stories in sketches and words.
by Darryl Z. Oates
Jul 21, 2013
Jazz Festival drawing sketches using ink pens
Yesterday about 4:00pm brought my drawing cart and my lawn chair to Hartford's annual Jazz Fest in downtown. The feature artist on Saturday was famed jazz saxophonist Walter Beasley. Got there a little early while they were still setting up and I heard a lesser known but great musicians. Found a spot to sit in the hot sun amongst thousands of people. There was a lot movement, playing, walking and conversation in front of me. Above are three 9"x12" drawings done with a brown marker. The first, drawing kids playing, the second drawing people having causal conversation and people walking by, and the third drawing is of the performance stage from a hill top (the building with the flag).