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.
Having grown up playing video games, it is always interesting to see how different aspects of the “art” have grown. I heard an NPR broadcast on video games music being interpreted into more classical themes. I enjoyed it so much that I ended up purchasing the music album that was being discussed. Hearing the Tetris theme performed by a string quartet is pretty amazing.
10 years ago while I was an undergraduate at LMU I was involved in a community arts program called ARTSmart, that helped bring art eduction to local schools. It is so exciting to see that the program is still going strong and bringing the joy of art to local school children.
ARTSsmart Celebrates 10 Years at Loyola Marymount
Came across a great post on a blog, Muddy Colors
The post was by Gregory Manchess, and it talked about the 3 P’s, perfection, procrastination and paralysis. I know that I have encountered those P’s many times. It was encouraging to read about the 10 ways to push yourself past those roadblocks. Hope I can continue to remember those 10 things.
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.