Sketchbook – Music – Istanbul

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Jam at Arsen Lupen - Istanbul

                                                Jam at Arsen Lupen – Istanbul

Well it’s been a little while since making a post. Largely because I’ve been busy making music which has resulted in lots of drawings of musicians and talented friends who I’ve seen or shared stages with throughout the summer…… I have just finished a sketchbook between August and October and thought I would share some images.

I also had a wonderful trip to Istanbul in October, a city I would like to re-visit for longer, and have a collection of sketches from there – about half of which come from a fun and whiskey fulled night spent in a lovely little hideaway bar which we found 4 floors up, in a two man lift, from the back of an old hotel, down a side street – and where we found a beautiful jam. Always music.

Some of the music I have been making can be found via the links below…. naturally I have been unable to sketch myself in the act so recordings and videos will have to suffice !

Solo: soundcloud or Facebook or Youtube

Various Guises on Soundcloud or Facebook


Shambala Festival Paintings

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I really enjoyed making these two watercolour commissions for last weekends Shambala Festival.

Feature on the Shambala website

Shambala Lake View '13

Lake View ’13

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Shambala Healing Fields '13

Healing Feilds


Blanche Ellis - Shambala Festival Healing Fields drawing in progress - Pic 2 by Northen Wanderer