Hey, if you're in the Seattle area (or even if you're not), this week is your last chance to register for the impending Greg Spalenka's amazing Artist As Brand
is collaborating with Krab Jab Studio
to present this incredible workshop that is just rife with extra perks!
You can read more about Greg, this particular workshop and all the amazing benefits here.
And, don't miss out on your chance to register (extra discount given to students and educators): here!
I've been slammed and not getting to the blog of late (warning - it will not get much better over the next month). However, I just showed this performance to my son and was remembering how awesome it was. So, enjoy!
Looking forward to new album!
Last page of the bright-red purse Moleskine!
Time to break out a new one.
First life drawing session of the year...
Charcoal on paper.
It has been raining like crazy (I know it's Seattle - but we're known for *drizzle*, not for actual *rain*)... Snoqualmie Falls is raging as a result. (You can see impressive video of it here).
A more typical view of the falls is featured in the atmospheric opening of Twin Peaks, from years gone by....
New Year. More sketching.
In the teensy purse Moleskine balanced upon my knee....
And one more Piano Guys Christmas performance -
Christmas services today (all women spoke, I just now noticed.)
In the teensy purse Moleskine, balanced upon my knee....
A friend of ours was sick today and very kindly gave us her tickets to a Piano Guys concert this evening. They are a talented, entertaining musical experience. They kicked off their performance playing this piece:
Lovely, haunting version from Loreena McKennitt-
In the teensy purse Moleskine balanced upon my knee...
The fabulous Krab Jab Studio
is hosting a solo show for the also fabulous Terese Nielsen this month.
The open was well attended with fans and collectors.
Lots of schmoozing with Terese and others.
Tarot cards were read.
Terese spoke about her art, and inspiration for this show - which was a lovely mix is past work, studies and new pieces created just for this.
(the power behind the curtain :-)
I may or may not have bought this preliminary sketch.....
Life drawing - costume week, short poses...
Charcoal on paper.
Another lovely a capella group, Home Free, singing Christmas carols. Give a listen!
Back to back meetings...
In the teensy purse Moleskine, balanced upon my knee.....
Starting to add color.
Lovely end result of demo....
Tools of the trade...
Then we got a turn. My initial block-in/underpainting.
Initial color application.
How far I got in our 2.5 hours...
Then our final critique. Compared to our first week,
I think we made amazing progress! In the meantime, I have a teensy bit more of a feel for this thing called oil paint....
OK Go is at it again. :-)
I spent this past weekend down in Burbank, attending the Creative Talent Network Expo
(my first for this convention). It focuses primarily on animation and related art forms.
It's a relatively small event, but VERY well attended (crowded crowds...)
A number of the top companies were in attendance. Lots of portfolio reviews....
(Big Hero 6 was very visible at the Disney booth. Lots of fun swag :-)
Of course, Stuart Ng
was there with his delicious, hugely tempting selection of yummy art books.
There were lots of live demos, life drawing, lots of panels and workshops.....
And meeting new and/or hanging out with old friends (I got to have dinner with the lovely Terryl Whitlach
all three nights there).
Ran into a nice handful of illustrators I know (here is Zelda Devon
A number of people I talked to at their various booths are posted on my facebook page.
My roommate and I also made a side-trip to Universal Studios
(since I've never been to the California version of this park).
The weather was *perfect*, bright, blue, sunny and warm - which made all the Christmas decor appearing feel rather odd.
It was mostly one big treat of a weekend. :-)
(the Seattle airport this weekend.
Winter/Christmas has arrived already)
After getting back from sunny Southern Cal this weekend, it feels much more wintery here in the wet and grey PNW. As such, this Fleet Foxes cover by Pentatonix seem apropos:
More Pentatonix Christmas for you....
Short pose day....
Great model - not great capturing, but she was fun to draw...
I've had so much on my plate of late, that very little art is happening. This is one of the few things I've been able to squeeze in - halfway through a pencil study on toned paper.....