The Children’s Choir

19 May

Mayor 3

I did four sketches at the inauguration of the new Lord Mayor of Swansea a couple of days ago. I did a couple in ballpoint pen into an A6 hardbacked sketchbook and a couple of larger ones in conté crayon into an A4 brown paper pad. It’s challenging doing interiors with people, getting the perspective and proportions right and coping with people moving around all the time. There’s something to be said for working from photographs.



The main image shows a view of the choir of primary school children who performed three songs, including the beautiful Welsh language hymn, “Calon Lan“. It never fails to bring a lump to my throat, it’s so poignant.

4 Responses to “The Children’s Choir”

  1. Emma Cownie May 20, 2019 at 07:54 #

    These are great – especially the first one. It has real dynamism. Fancy being a court artist? I like this American artist’s work

    • Rosie Scribblah May 22, 2019 at 10:35 #

      Lovely work. Unfortunately, court artists in the UK are not allowed to draw in the court, so have to pop in and out to memorise the scene and draw outside. I couldn’t do that, I’m afriad

      • Emma Cownie May 23, 2019 at 08:21 #

        I thought that might be the case, that’s a super tough job then!

    • Rosie Scribblah May 23, 2019 at 19:45 #

      Yes, immense talent and memory

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