The Guardian festival blog: Sketches of festival life – in pictures | Art and design

Earlier this month, London-based artist Joey Yu headed to Field Day, a two-day music festival held in south London’s Brockwell Park, to record the action with crayons, pencils and paper. Commissioned by design website It’s Nice That, she documented the musicians, including Erykah Badu, Princess Nokia and Loyle Carner, as well as the fans singing along and relaxing on the grass. “A couple of times I drew on stage,” says Yu, “tucked among the wires and smoke machines, reacting to the raw human energy being exchanged before my eyes.” All drawings were done in situ and took between 10 minutes and half an hour, though she did finish a couple at home because of the weather. “I can’t express the pure joy of drawing in the moment, connecting eyes and ears to hands. It’s like meditation or dancing,” she says. “I think it really gives a different feel for the atmosphere that photographs just can’t grasp. It was a…


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