January 20, 2013

SketchCrawl 2013

Our third official SketchCrawl was another success! This time we met at a little jewel of a library: The Julia Ideson Building. It has just undergone renovation, and boy did they do a great job! It was so fun walking around and exploring the different features and details of the building. The exterior, the courtyard, the interior were all equally gorgeous.
Here is our group, mixed in with some Urban Sketchers! There's nothing quite like hanging out with other people who have the same obsession you do over paper, ink, and pencils. 
Daniela Weil-library exterior: colored pencil

Felicia Lilley-Courtyard sketch
Diandra Mae-Courtyard sketch: watercolor pencil, water, brush pen, graphite
Diandra Mae-Bookroom: ballpoint pen

Thanks to everyone who attended. It is so nice to get to chat outside of the rush of our monthly meetings. Also, please send in your sketches so we can share! 

January 8, 2013

When: January 19th from 9:30am-whenever

The Julia Ideson Library

Who: This event is free and open to everyone

Why: To sharpen those observation and drawing skills and socialize with other illustrators

What: Bring all sketching materials: sketchbook/paper, pens, pencils, watercolor pencils/portable watercolor brushes and kits, erasers, etc. Also consider bringing a snack, water, and be sure to dress for the weather as there will probably be a little outside sketching time. 

See you there!

January 6, 2013

In the New Year

Here are a few must-read links I discovered recently: 

Why We Create

Finding Your Voice

Maintaining Creativity

Bookmark them, and reread as needed! 

Happy 2013, y'all.