I was in Istanbul during Ramadan and every night the old city became a family friendly festival with food stalls, craft markets, groups of picnickers, and free open-air concerts, mostly showcasing traditional music.
I started this sketch before the band arrived and had to add them after the lights went down, they’re the hazy figures haunting the stage. The minarets of the Blue Mosque appear in the background. The chance meeting of two different paper colours in the sketchbook helped to enhance the contrast between stage and audience; serendipity!
White and grey Uni Posca markers, black Pigma 1mm pen, water-brush with Lexington grey ink, gouache, A4