From left to right, a man at the Temple of Heaven playing a traditional two stringed instrument called an erhu, an opera singer, and a man outside the house in the Hutongs where we had lunch, spinning a diabolo.
I forgot to write about the visit to the Chinese opera in Beijing but coming across the photos I was reminded and found a few that would be good to draw. Even though they are mostly a bit out of focus I found the costumes and the poses quite inspiring. I like the singer here but I'm not happy with the other drawings - but they are only sketches so I won't stress about it! I have a couple more singers I'd like to do and after that I need to do some larger drawings. Although I called this my larger sketchbook, I'm finding working on this tiny scale is quite difficult with coloured pencils and in general I'm feeling the need to work on a larger scale.