Yes, I know it's been a while. I won't even bother to "catch up". Always look forward, right?
Lots of life drawing this week at a Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School "mini" drawing session at The Soda Gallery in the Bishop Arts District and then a full session with the same model (burlesque dancer Ginger Valentine) at the Industry Giants 2009 CG developer's conference the next day. Industry Giants also sponsored a drawing class with the Society for Figurative Arts' Michael Mentler which was good since I have been meaning to go to some of his classes for a very long time and this gave me a taste of what I've been missing.
I love drawing with my Sakura Pigma brush pen! My only complaint is that the ink always looks very washed-out. Would also be kinda nice if you could wash the ink like watercolor, but waterproof has its pluses too. The yellow is the natural paper color of the Moleskin sketchbook I'm trying out. That's a circular saw sitting on the table; they were running a contest for "best incorporation of 'hardware'" in our drawings. I loves me some non sequitur!
Playing with a mix of my Lamy Safari fountain pen and watercolor.
Michel Gagne (one of my favorite artists), Jason Manley (Massive Black, ConceptArt.org), and Jay Hawkins (Senior Concept Artist for Gears of War at Epic Games) were there at Industry Giants, as well as several other very talented CG artists. Very inspiring, gotta hit the drawing pads!