Exhibition at Picnic, Madrid

I did some drawings based on a video showing Bowie and Frampton walking the streets of Madrid in 1987. Initially, I just intended to illustrate a blog post about it, but I soon realised there was too many places to draw, so when Picnic asked me about exhibiting something on their walls, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to do something more comprehensive.

In total there's 9 drawings based on the video, plus another one of Picnic. I spent most of March walking around and sketching central Madrid. As an urban sketcher it was important to me to do as much on location as possible, to capture the life and atmosphere of the moment, although the bigger drawings involved return trips to complete them over several days, and my incorporation of Bowie and Frampton into the scenes mean that they're not 'true' urban sketches, since I used the video reference. But I wanted it to be a bit like a comic, and to tell a story.

The exhibition will be up for all of April 2017.
For more detail on how to get there etc, check out Picnic's Facebook event.