It’s PARTY TIME! in New Orleans, as today marks Fat Tuesday, or Carnival, the day before the start of Lent in the Catholic tradition. Although the party has been going since the weekend, I’m sure. I’ve had some wonderful times in New Orleans, drawing and dancing. Or drawing the dancing. This drawing was made in a little club on Frenchman Street, an Afro-Brazilian band was in town and creating some heat on the dance floor. I used graphite and grease crayon to convey the graphics of the situation – energetic to say the least! And this was just a regular Tuesday night – can only imagine what’s cookin’ down there now!
posted by Veronica
PS The reportage illustration essay I did of New Orleans Ninth Ward, post-Katrina, will be featured in a new book by Jo Davies and Derek Brazell, Understanding Illustration. The book includes many other talented illustrators, and I’m honored to be a part of it. Especially in the section called ‘Documentary’, which explores the ways that illustration can be a medium of change in our society. Amen to that! If you are in London today, March 4, you can visit the launch party and panel discussion at the Gallery at Foyles, Charing Cross Road, London, which starts at 18.30. Wish I could be there!