Live-drawing an historic concert to celebrate unity with Mexico

I was excited and honored to be invited to live draw Rise Up As One, an amazing, historic concert on the border of Mexico, put on by Univision and Fusion. Lucky to be situated on the side of the stage, I drew what I could see onstage (sadly I missed a few early acts). It was exhilarating, the music was beyond great, the audience was incredibly pumped, and after the sun went down, it was freezing — my hands stopped working! During a few acts, my visibility was limited because folks backstage were crowding to watch the performers. The energy was infectious. In the current political climate, we need to express more unity and less hatred.

This was the first time I have had the opportunity to live-draw a music event from the stage, and it was thrilling. I would do it again in a heartbeat. I only wish I could have drawn more!

To see more, go to the website of Rise Up As One.

Here are some of my drawings and a few photos:

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Visual journalist/writer for New Yorker, New York Times, CBS News, CNN. TED, SXSW speaker. Looking to change world w humor. lizadonnelly.com

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