I'm a longtime Aerosmith fan. My friend and former roommate, Bryn, even made a point of roasting me over my fandom in his speech at my wedding. I have an autographed shopping list with Steven Tyler's signature, which I acquired after wildly pursuing him down 57th Street in New York. I'm a fan. So imagine my delight when after weeks of travel, I popped into Twitter and saw the following post by Mia Tyler:
Drawing Steven Tyler is fun, but not easy. His proportions are compellingly unusual and he's a very kinetic performer. I had made several semi-successful attempts at a likeness for a few projects when I was at Parsons. But, I had never drawn him live. So, I packed a small bag with art supplies.
I fed my dog, and drove to Linden to take NJTransit to the show.
When I left the train at Lincoln Center, I saw a lot of activity around a red carpet that led to the big event. I knew I was too late to depict anything good in the eye of the storm, so I camped out near the fountain and started drawing.
The rest of these drawings are from within the venue. It was a great show, with many great drawing opportunities. The box seat, in a traditionally classical space, provided a great angle.