Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Sketching at The Dead show

Last night's Wall Street Dead aHead  event reminded me about a draft post I've been meaning to publish. These are sketches from a Dead performance at the PNC Art Center. Thanks to Antonio Reonegro, (Grateful Dead artist extraordinaire) we were backstage during the concert; up close to the musicians as they performed.

With the close quarters and and equipment that was around us I thought it would be a good idea to stick to dry medium. (A spilled bottle of ink would have spelled disaster!) So I used a stick of General's Kimberly compressed graphite. 

Wall Street Dead aHead Drawings

Wall Street Dead aHead is a professional networking event that was held last night at Studio 36 in NYC.  It's a great opportunity to mingle, meet new people and listen to live music. My friend and Grateful Dead artist, Antonio Reonegro, who is well known to Dead fans, created artwork and graphics for the event. Check out his work at this link.


I made some very quick sketches in a small 6x8 Strathmore 400 Series pad and with my Pelican M205 yellow demonstrator. (Filled with Platinum Carbon Black ink.)  

It was a very relaxed atmosphere with plenty of opportunities for conversation and drinks. 
I had plenty of both!

The Band was called the "Deadbeats." They performed to a very enthusiastic crowd.