Every Christmas we try and catch a concert at Manchester's Bridgwater Hall. This year it was the music of Rodgers, Hammerstein and Hart - my mothers choice. Great seats, side balcony in the circle - stunning view! I let the music and singing wash over me as I sketched, although I did stop for 'Some Enchanted Evening' from South Pacific which I absolutely love. Unfortunately it was a fairly average concert...so much so, my partner retired to the bar half-way through the first half - that said, he's not really into musicals!
Both sketches are panoramic views, but the second one looks up to the complicated roof structure - not down (so much) on the orchestra and audience. A black wash was added later (it's still drying as I write this), to try and clarify what I've drawn, as it's fairly complex - it's a big concert hall - especially as drawn in the near dark. Outside my comfort zone with these drawings - too many people, no splashes of colour...but a good way to pass time and I do find it exciting (and challenging!) to try and capture such a busy view within a finite time scale.