Summer 1112 Day 7,8 & 9 - A big Bash match and other bits

December 31, 2011 | Leave your thoughts

      

Last night I went to a cricket match – the first in many years. We had front row seats and I started sketching 15 minutes before the game started.

A T20 (20-20 match) is very quick and often starts with a lot of excitement (both innings started with numerous boundaries) so you don’t have any quality slow time as can do in other forms of the game. So I ended up rushing this and painting it between overs.This is a domestic competition so more relaxed and not packed. Great evening.

it was REALLY strange not to have my camera with me at the cricket – I used to spend all my time trying to take photos… last night I was there with a photographer- he watched the game through the view finder… it is better to be able to watch things these days.

I attempted to sketch the players – the star is west indiian Chris Gayle – a real treat to see him in good form. But really to far away for my poor eyes.
Attempted night time sketching also while waiting for the train home – we had to catch 3 trains to get there.


Below:
Pages from a few quieter days (in terms of sketching output…still need to work out how to totally relax!)







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