Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Black Angels at the Enmore


blackangels_1 LRLast Saturday night I went and saw an American band called The Black Angels. Their style of music is very psychedelic, grungy, bluesy rock and roll. I am reminded a little of Jefferson Airplane and the Doors. My friend and I sat upstairs at the Enmore Theatre and right at the front. I dont normally like sitting down for gigs, but for me this kind of music is a "chill out" sound.
blackangels_2 LR
I took my sketchbook with me and a cheap throw-away Japanese brush pen. I must wrack my knuckles (is that a proper saying?) each time I go out with a half-dried up pen!! Its the equivalent of not throwing out old milk, every time you go to use it only then you realise it needs to be replaced.
This brush pen was already on its last legs when I took it with me, so as I am drawing the Black Angels in the dark, wondering why I couldn't see anything definitive on my page, it was because my pen was drying out.
blackangels_4 LRHaving said that, I think the blurry, washed out effect suits their music. So there's always an upside to everything I suppose. To see a couple more visit my blog here.
Cheers,
Meegan

4 comments:

  1. Hi, Meegan, cooool!!! The sketches are so good! I love the texture. They captured the mood and even sounds! I feel them all. Your sketches inspire me to play with textures next time.
    Cheers, Sadami

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  2. these are amazing meegan!!! yes love the texture and the abstract quality.

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  3. Agreed! I love the dry brush - it really stands out because it is used with the wet brush.

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