Before getting on stage for the Pepe and Miss Sammy "Truth or Dare" show, I ordered a Heineken and sat down to do a sketch of this couple sitting at the front table. The Peacock room decorates the place with a real flair. High quality demons and monsters along with cobwebs, were everywhere.
I started the sketch because I couldn't help but want to read into what they might be talking about. Based on their body gestures and attitudes, I guessed that they are friends but not particularly intimate. I separated them with the centerfold on purpose to indicate that subtle divide. I also love the fact that they both have monsters lit with complimentary colors, lurking behind them acting as psychological indicators that all is not right. For me the scene has all the elements of an Edward Hopper painting with the added flair of horror.
At the bar I bumped into Matt McGrath and he introduced me to Alexis Jackson who is playing the roll of Molly in the play "Love Song" now at the Mad Cow Theater. She told me a bit about the play and the cast and now I really want to see, and sketch it. The show runs through October 25th.
Matt said he will hook me up with information about a cool Irish bar with live music that should make for a good sketch down the road. I finished up the painted aspect of this sketch after I was done sketching the Truth or Dare Show then I headed home.