Drawing

Abstractions by Michael Arthur

Just before midnight last night,on my walk back from the studio, I crossed 4th place along Court as the stop-light was changing from yellow to red. A soccer mom van going along Court sorta missed the change and rolled into the middle of the intersection and just stopped for the full length of the light. No traffic came as the van in the middle of the intersection waited for the light to   turn green.

Just before midnight last night,on my walk back from the studio, I crossed 4th place along Court as the stop-light was changing from yellow to red. A soccer mom van going along Court sorta missed the change and rolled into the middle of the intersection and just stopped for the full length of the light. No traffic came as the van in the middle of the intersection waited for the light to turn green.

A Life In The Theater by Michael Arthur

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An "outtake" from my recent Hedwig Sketchbook report for Vanity Fair. This is actually the first drawing I did the week of tech. It shows the stage manager and a costumer in the house, watching as John Cameron Mitchell rehearsed. The costumer ended up being the audience stand in whenever Mitchell practiced his "in the house" moments.

by Michael Arthur

Been on a Game of Thrones binge since Friday when I developed a bad cold and ended up home and sick. That explains the strong fantasy worlds showing up in my sketchbooks. It’s kind of a throwback to when I was a kid and I would draw knights and dragons for my brother Ben…

by Michael Arthur

Here’s to your best friend, whether he deserves it or not.

I made this stop motion video a while back, but it only just got released yesterday, in honor of National Best Friends Day. It’s a story of a young man and his dawg. Sort of.

by Michael Arthur

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Showbiz!

The Drama League asked me to draw the rehearsals for their gala Monday night, a celebration in honor of Neil Patrick Harris. The drawings will be offered as auction items at the Gala. Many surprises are planned (and many unplanned surprises are expected).

And so it came to pass that I spent two days this week drawing in the Ripley Grier studios with Broadway veterans putting on a show. Old friends and colleagues came together! New friendships were forged! Stories were swapped! Choreography was learned! Ad-libs were crafted! Sondheim songs were sung again and again and again and again until they sounded just right. And it all happened in the (sometimes) tiny rooms of Ripley Grier studios… .

Reblogging this because the gala in honor of Neil Patrick Harris is tonight and all of these drawings go on Auction when it starts. Guess you have to be there to bid, but I’m glad I get to share them via Tumblr …

by Michael Arthur

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I’m Michael Arthur (Inklines), the Pub’s Archival Artist, checking in today— just short of a week before the big Balthrop, Alabama show—to share some more drawings we’ve received from artists interested in coming in and drawing at the Pub.

Today’s submission came as a surprise for me. The drawings posted here are from Adam Matta—one of New York City’s Musical Urban Treasures—a masterful beat boxer and musician who also happens to be one of the nicest people in the five boroughs.  I ran in to Adam soon after we started this project and happened to mention it to him. He quickly asked if he could submit some drawings to which I replied, “Wait. You draw?”

It turns out that he does—as you can plainly see from the above portraits and sketches. But what really fascinates me is the way that Adam has begun playing with ways to incorporate drawing into his live performances. Right now he’s playing with a camera and randomizer that takes his live drawing, re-arranging and layering them in projection during his act. But he also paints with bikes. I love that his curiosity and willingness to experiment are taking him into new areas.

Drawing, music, acting, dancing—they’re all paths for an artist’s journey and it’s exciting when artists combine different routes in interesting ways. I really look forward to seeing what comes next from a guy like Adam who’s already a hands down genius.