Sandeep Raval at St. Georges

I went to a concert at St. Georges the other day with sketchbook in tow.  The music was an interesting blend of traditional Indian music and a more contemporary jazz style.  I found both the building and the evening’s music inspiring so armed with a pencil and paper – got drawing.

When I first entered the concert hall, I was hit with an intricate wall design in an otherwise muted room.

After drawing so many halos, they started to look a bit like space helmets to me...

Upon completion of the above drawing, the band struck up and I was delved into a world of hypnotic sounds transporting my ears to strange new lands.  The musicians all clearly loved their instruments and the sounds they crafted.

This percussion instrument made the most amazing sounds. I also loved how it looked like a roasting tin too.

One of the songs the band played was called Lunar Breathing and it inspired me to draw this:

I liked the idea that the moon would play with clouds like a child might play with soap bubbles, making beards and ridiculous hairstyles.

I also spent a moment during the interval to draw a row of houses across from the concert hall.  I particularly liked the wibbly lined tops of the houses.

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