Fortunately, Tom allows my trumpet parts to remain on the table during dinner. I had moved the trumpet slightly to make room for a platter. The light was right, the angle perfect, my eye level even with the three empty valve casings. The trumpet balanced, silhouetted against an illuminated sky.
Eating dinner was a challenge with such a fabulous abstraction in front of me. By the time the plates were cleared, the moment was long gone. This morning I attempted to recreate that moment. I’ll try again, giving more emphasis to the open valve casings. I want strong contrast between background and trumpet while still indicating form in the darks. The value scale is critical in the drawing I see in my mind.
Drawing: Drawn first with fountain pen followed by Ciao Copic Markers.