Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Arguments & Sketches - 09/22/10

Some last week sketches from my 3.5x5 Sketchpad

The coworker that challenged me to create some of these sketches without reference, I drew her as an gator, she was getting on my case about my art using too much reference. I tried to explain to her that how can i draw something if i dont have any idea how it looks?!.

Where at first she didnt want me using reference such as poses and backgrounds then it evolved into not using any reference whatsoever. I kind of understand her logic because her big argument was being original. But how can i draw a bunny in a racing car (should have been a carrot car in hindsight) or a cat eating sushi pasta dinner if i've never seen a cat, pasta, a bunny or a carrot.

I guess it's easy to create a scene when you can imagine it's components, but if i were to try a hippo on a unicycle i'd be lost as far as accuracy without reference. So i'll practice more challenging things in order to improve~@!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Intervention & SPX Weekend

I am back from Rockville/Bethesda Md where I spend 2 fun-filled days and nights getting away from my life in PA to enjoy some exhibitions of creativity~!!

SPX and the Intervention convention~!!

all the purchased and free items to rummage through and share this week:

Attended Dr. Sketchy's courtesy of Molly Crabapple and Intervention

Got to meet some of the best podcasters in the world: Jerzy, Mark, Krishna & Sara

Talked with some independent artists and attended a couple panels.

I recommend both of these shows next year - Intervention for it's fun interactivity and SPX for the overwhelming amount of positive showcasing and exhibiting.