Wednesday, October 5, 2011

An Idea...

An Idea.

Since it seems that doing every week assignments seems to be inconsistent, maybe we could setup long term assignments.  That way more time can be spent on a piece, and everyone won't feel rushed, unless they choose so by waiting until last minute.

For example.

  • Each person picks a story they like and storyboards it.
  • Several illustrations based around a similar idea.  Here is and example
  • Pick a similar topic of study (ex. composition, shading, anatomy, etc.) and every week show sketches or material that represents progress.

Post some comments, or we can talk about it on Thursday.


Found an interesting site that focuses on concept art and conceptual artists. The site also covers concept art books and companies that provide conceptual art services. Some of you might enjoy a look.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Just wanted to show off a bit.  I finally finished the sketch I did in this post two months ago.  I have it posted at this blog.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Draw Night Assignment

Hello again everyone.  I thought I would whip up a little assignment before we get back together for this weeks draw night.  This assignment is voluntarily, but strongly encouraged.

It is time to stretch our story telling skills both in word and the brush.

Come up with a 1 to 5 minute short story.  (Using basic story structure.  Beginning with a problem that builds up to a climax, and then ends with a solution).  Type it out, so others can read it.

And for the art part of it.

Create as many illustrations, of any point of your story, as you want. (You could do a storyboard or a comic if you want to spend the time :) .

Then the last part of the assignment it to show it at draw night.  And, if you want, be critiqued.

I hope that some of you will be interested in the assignment.  In my personal ventures I have found it useful to come up with a story for my art.  Not just to have it to tell other people, but as a self motivator.  It helps bring purpose to your art.

Any questions or suggestions are appreciated.

We will post this weeks draw night later on this week.
Have fun and see you on Thursday.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Draw Night 9/8/11

OK everyone we have draw night this evening. If you need the specific address go ahead and email any of the blog admins through their profiles.

 We will be starting at 7:00pm
 Invite your friends!

One more thing. (I am going to be breaking the rules a little bit and post a specific address.  There is an awesome premier for a movie called "Masonic Map". And the best part about it is that its free.
 Its at the Masonic temple downtown.
 Saturday, September 10, 2011 7 - 9:00 pm
650 East South Temple Salt Lake City, UT 84102

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Digital Sketching at Draw Night

A sketch from last draw night. I will get a link up for the finished piece when it is done.

It was a little last minute at notifying everyone about where it was. I will definitely do better in the future.

Also, thanks for those who showed up last time.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Sorry This Week Is Canceled

Some things have come up and we will not be hosting draw night this Thursday. But still planning on it for next week. So see you all then!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Heres an idea.

After a little discussion at our last draw night we decided to give out an assignment.

Draw something, in the medium of your choice, about a janitor who has become friends with a bum, and they have a roadshow that involves cats and toast.

You don't have to include everything in your masterpiece, but try to include most of the idea presented.

We hope that everyone has fun with this, and can't wait to see what you come up with for next Thursday.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

draw night origins

I thought I would go ahead and post the drawing I worked on during the first draw night. it's not professional grade by any means, but that's not really the point of draw night. I'm happy that I was able to sit down and draw.