Psych-A-Doodle: Update

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In the beginning of the year I made a post about a daily drawing calendar called Psych-A-Doodle. Well, if I’m to be perfectly honest with myself, I’ve done an awful job keeping it up to date. I have recently been … Continue reading

iPad Self Portrait

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I recently got an an iPad and I have to say that I am really loving this digital device. I am able to draw and paint on it, read books, surf the web, watch videos, listen to music, take pictures and videos, take notes, play games etc. It is crazy how many things can be contained and done with one device in your hands. Not to mention how portable it is. There are a few things that I wish it did better, but at this point that’s just being a little too nitpicking. All in all I am a very happy digital nerd right now.
Hopefully this post will show up correctly with the self portrait, all done using the iPad. Drawing done using the Autodesk Sketchbook Pro App and a Wacom Bamboo pen. Blog post using the WordPress App for the iPad.

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Gnomon Live – April 2013

I’m up, bright and early so I can make my way up to Hollywood to attend a 2 day workshop hosted by Gnomon School of VFX (Gnomon Live!). It’s going to have 10 instructors and be full of all sorts of awesome learning and inspiration. Looking forward to hearing so many talented folks talk about their work and process while being surrounded by like minded artist and maybe a few new friends.

I’m sure there will be more updates and pictures to follow over the next few days.

Figure Drawing

So its been about 7 years since I’ve been in a studio for some serious figure drawing. That drought ended today with a 6 hour session at Golden West Community College. Yes, 6 hours of drawing… broken up into two 3 hour sessions. Wow… I’ve forgotten how much fun drawing all day can be. I’ve also forgotten how exhausting it can be. Standing at my easel for 3 hours at a time, looking, observing and trying to make the marks on my paper represent what I see, really is physically and mentally draining. There is going to be another session next month, I think I’m going to sign up and give it a shot again. In the mean time, I need to make sure that I’m drawing a lot more. All of the time I spend working on a computer really takes away from the fun and joy of creating art with physical media. Spending the day with people who are creating with you was also very refreshing. Just a great day over all.