Graphic designer, illustrator and musician, Jason Terracina, has been sketching concert photos by Sobre Sound's Michelle Gonzales. I asked Jason, also known by his stage/pen name terrrrabite, what's up with these badass creations:
what did you use to make these?
Over the past year, I've been collecting these Oil based markers from Krink, DecoColor, Hardcore and other marker makers. They have really vibrant and dense colors that work well with the Windsor Newton calligraphy Ink. I use a Calligraphy pen with nibs and shit, like the old, old days. It's less predictable.
what were you thinking? What about the Ghostface Killah or the break dancer made you think those were badass to draw as opposed to other Sobre Sound concert photos?
I typically make bigger piece of work and, those take a while to finish, so I wanted to come up with a quick draft/sketch process with these badass markers that would have a similar impact and aesthetic. These take about a few hours to start and finish. I think I'm getting there.
The Ghostface and breaker pieces were just it. I had been playing with drawing some pictures from this past SXSW that I had taken but it wasn't working out. They were taken from too far. Then one day I was looking at the site, like everyone always does, and I saw that picture Gonzie, Michelle Gonzales, had taken of Kirk Dambra at Sub.Culture's Low Frequency event and it looked like one of my drawings. Immediately I knew I wanted to draw it cause it was so perfect for me. The same thing with the Ghostface and bboy. I was just browsing, saw those pictures and was like 'yes that one'. I wasn't looking for a subject and didn't even know it was her stuff again. She's really good at what she does. The way she uses the natural lighting of where ever she's at and frames her subject. Keeps the shadows of the events, encapsulates the mood and energy of the spectacle.