Category: live music

for my drawing class, we were assigned to do a series of drawings centered on a specific location or theme. i chose live music, and used the project as an excuse to hang out in bars and clubs. featuring Pete’s Candy Store in brooklyn, the High Watt/Mercy Lounge in nashville, and the Bowery Electric in manhattan. bands featured: Hortonia, Old Mill, Railbird, Antennas Up, James Wallace & the Naked Light, Heypenny, and Super Water Sympathy.

click here to see the whole series in my sketchbook gallery!

antennas up @ the high watt / nashville

antennas up @ the high watt / nashville

super water sympathy @ the bowery electric / manhattan

super water sympathy @ the bowery electric / manhattan

a few drawings-in-the-dark from last friday night at joe’s pub in nyc, featuring terrible inaccurate likenesses of bob dipiero, scotty emerick, david lee murphy, josh thompson, and craig morgan.


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sketchbook scans from heypenny‘s cd release show for their marvelous new album at mercy lounge a couple weeks ago. i did the pen sketches on site, then ink washes afterwards (bc being afraid of color palettes is no way to live).

it was a fantastic concert! i only knew one name going in, and i got my socks totally rocked off by everyone that performed, everyone being:

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sketchbook scans from the civil wars‘ in-store performance an grimey’s last week. it was awesome! and packed, obviously– i ended up standing behind them, in the New Rock Vinyl section. =)

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sketches of kopecky family band playing at mercy lounge a couple weeks ago. they’re super fun to draw, but it’s tricky bc there are seven of them all in constant motion. =)

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saw madi diaz and the civil wars at 3rd and Lindsley last saturday.

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a couple pages from my sketchbook– blind contour drawings of crosby stills and nash, drawn in the dark during a concert.

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a quick sketchbook spread from an in-store performance at Grimey’s yesterday (colored in after the fact). i really like this band. their new album, The Disaster, kept me motivated during my mad blind popup quest a few weeks back– and for those who didn’t preorder it off pledgemusic, it was just released on itunes and at bandcamp.com yesterday!

my view wasn’t awesome, and i wish i’d been quick enough to catch a sketch of the trombone and maracas, but oh well; that’s how on-site sketching goes. =)

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a couple sketches from a CD release party at mercy lounge last night.

a few sketches from a songwriters’ circle i went to last night to benefit nashville flood relief.

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