What a great concept...talented artists sketching on site, really great live DJ, and a cash bar to keep the conversation flowing.
The art varied from photorealistic pencil drawings to collage to urban pen-and-ink mystical characters enhanced with color, stickers, and paint.
The music, provided by DJs Lucy Papaya and Brandon Russell was spot on. A little funk, a little vintage rock, totally modern and somehow intuitive feeling...fantastic!
My favorite artist of the evening was Martin Swift (great name, right?) who was doing exquisite pen and ink drawings on mat board. Check out his work at http://www.moonbasebase.blogspot.com/
You may be able to track future Sketch Lounges here: http://blog.somaphony.com/ but no promises, last weeks wasn't on there. I will blog it if I hear about it (as I may bring supplies next time:) and I will take pictures next time.
I've also got a new favorite (musical) artist of the week...Simon Wilcox. I think she (they) are so new that they don't even have videos for most of their music, but this is my favorite song Anyone Close no need to watch it, unless you are interested in the lyrics. But you should probably tuRN It UP!