Thursday, 31 December 2015
Meeting People by Sketching
Here at home, I rarely seem to be noticed drawing on location, much less strike up a conversation, however in Peru, people often came up to look over my shoulder and called others over. In Cusco's San Pedro Market, a pair of small boys were quite uninhibited in learning over my sketchbook as I worked and the ladies in the smoothie aisle were all curious to see the finished product.
It somehow broke through the tourist barrier so that rather than being a foreign voyeur I was treated as a curious visitor.