The Obon Festival at the Vista Buddhist Temple had Jodaiko, a collegiate taiko group perform as part of the festival’s entertainment. What great practice for gesture drawing! This is my page of sketches done during their 30 minute performance.
Sketches from the Hanamatsuri Flower Festival Celebrating the Birth of the Buddha at the Vista Buddhist Temple in San Diego, California. Japanese Classical Dancers, a Buddha and Taiko Drumming. There was a lot of movement which was a great exercise for sketching. Pencil and watercolor in a large watercolor moleskine.