Saturday, 12 February 2011
This street artist was just starting on a sketch of the Mona Lisa and had a small audience gathered round him when I arrived. He had already finished another representation of a well known oil painting. I watched him for a while, while he worked on the face area with his pastels. I don't know if he sold them at the end, but I am surprised to find out that he uses hairspray to presumably stop the colours from smudging.
One of the best street artists I've seen, is a guy who makes his pictures look 3 dimensional. You may have seen them, as they often do the rounds through email. If not, here's a link to some examples.