Motion and capturing the spirit of the moment are essential to the success of my “Performance Portraits”. These elements combined with line, composition, texture and a likeness of the performer; along with the spirit of the music in the air bring these drawings to life.
I have always had a huge interest in music since hearing the Beatles as a child. This combined with my children and their friends wanting to go to shows in their young teens, presented numerous chaperoning situations. Since I always try to look at the positive (I’m not talking space here), this was a good opportunity for me to multi-task and have “live” models to continue my drawing studies. The only problem/opportunity was that they moved…. A lot. I like(d) the challenge of being able to capture the likeness and essence of each given situation. Whether the stage at the Quest, Turf Club, First Ave and many Warped Tours, whether it’s in a seat, crowd or the middle of the mosh pit, it doesn’t matter, it just lends itself to the situation and the drawings will reveal a presence of the performance.
The musicians are usually very interested and amazed at the works after seeing them for the first time. Many of them have original drawings in their collection at home. Edgar and Johnny Winter, Liz Phair, Mose Allison, members of Goldfinger, Good Charlotte, the list goes on and on…. Well over 400 quality drawings of performers in the last 10 years, over 200 different performers. Please visit my website at RichPalodichuk.com or Facebook at Rich Palodichuk and let me know what YOU think.
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