Wednesday, 12 March 2014

The Staves

A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to get tickets to the BBC 6 Music festival in Manchester (they sold out in five minutes, yikes!).  Some brilliant musicalians like The National and Lykke Li were playing, as well as my most recent musical crush The Staves.  

The main stage was gorgeously adorned with trees and fairylights, which really complimented The Staves folky, lady-harmonies and guitar strums. 

The show really inspired me, and I thought it would be a nice little project to illustrate a portrait of the sisters in my time away from book-illustration (sometimes, you just gotta take a break from it!).  Luckily, the ladies themselves had a look at the illustration and liked it, so phew! I'm always a little cautious with portraits! 

If you haven't already checked out The Staves, I'd recommend them if you like really pin-point gorgeous harmonies and relaxed, warm, folky sounds.