29 November, 2009

Upcoming Meetup Events

Wednesday:

This coming Wednesday Chris Manzo will be hosting his "Figure Drawing 101" session. This week's theme is "Veiled and Revealed" with models Danielle and Walter.



We will have two models again this evening - Walter (nude) and Danielle (draped). It should be an interesting contrast of form, material, and scale. If anyone has another light we could use (easily), please bring it and let me know.

Lively, supportive, and helpful group of drawers open to all levels of artists and media. Informal but intense atmosphere to draw in. Good work, good times, good music, and good folks.

6:45-10pm - please show up on time so we can begin promptly at 7pm.

Snacks and vino will be on hand - please feel free to bring something also to share... if we do not use it this evening, we will the next!



Saturday:

Morning Krampus Day Painting @ Brian's Place




Cap'n Marrrrk (The Birthday Boy) will pose at my place for costumed drawing. It is Krampus day so Mark is going to do his best Krampus impression for us. Scary! Hold your stockings tight and watch out! Not heard of Krampus? Take a look on Wikipedia and prepare.

;-)



Saturday:


Cap'n Marrrrk Birthday Karaoke and Sketching Soiree



Cap'n Marrrrk loves Karaoke!
Need I say more?

So come join us for his b-day party.
Sing, dance, drink, chat, have fun, we know you will :-D

See you then,
Ale

Adebanji Alade: Focus on Portraiture




While some focus on the generalities of Urban Sketching, Adebanji Alade has shown on the blog "ADEBANJI ALADE: MY ART, MY PASSION FOR SKETCHING" an attention to the individuality and humanity of many characters and portrait subjects amongst the surroundings.


Mattias Inks: Creativity Unceasing

The creative juices are still flowing full-force over on the blog "Mattias Inks". Check out the textures, lines, and creatures inhabiting the work of Mattias.


In the case you missed it: the tail-end of fall

It looks as if Steve Penberthy showed us on his blog "Steve Penberthy: Adventures in Watercolor" how well he did in capturing the colors of fall that have only recently gone missing. Great Capture Steve!


Pastel Process by Derek Jones

Derek Jones posted a piece on his blog "Art by Derek Jones" showing the process and progress of a pastel drawing. See his blog for more interesting drawings in a variety of media.








Doodle Drawings

Silsifa gives us an example of drawing ideas out of doodles on the blog "Whispering Colors".




"The idea is simple. Just make some doodles on the page and draw whatever your mind 'sees'. Voilá! Is this an image from my unconscious...?"

-Silsifa

Please go check out Silsifa's Blog.

18 November, 2009

Catching up on the last month


Due to a plethora of activities organized by many of the assistant organizers the last month has continued the great energy we all have for the arts.

In review, firstly there were figure drawing sessions up at the Saint Louis Artist's Guild.

Generous hosts like Judy & Boaz and Mark & Alessandra, offered their homes for pot-luck style get-togethers.

There was drawing at the City Museum organized by Ariel.

There was the always famous celebration of Halloween at the Plattner's home.

Mojo Studios hosts their always sensational themed drawing and painting sessions.

Alessandra modeled as Louise Brooks at Brian's studio.

Finally, we had a great breakfast Meetup at the Black Bear Bakery.


New Members: 

There were a bunch of new members who joined up since the last post. They are listed below:

Ana
Rayna
Sarah Jean
Steve
Robert
Joshua
Eve
Eli
Rachel
gjinari
Amanda
Rick W

Welcome everyone!



New & Upcoming:
Figure Drawing 101 - Jeep and his wife Cathy!

This month is sure to be full of just as many oportunities to get out and make some art and rub elbows with friends.

Tonight is figure drawing with Jeep and his wife Cathy. The event is hosted by Chris Manzo. It seems that there are still a few spaces open. Don't miss out on the fun!

Here's the description of tonight's event:

Tonight, we have a special evening: Jeep and Cathy (his wife) will be modeling for us!!! This will be Cathy's first time, so lets make it a supportive one for her.

Lively, supportive, and helpful group of drawers open to all levels of artists and media. Informal but intense atmosphere to draw in. Good work, good times, good music, and good folks.

6:45-10pm - please show up on time so we can begin promptly at 7pm.

Snacks and vino will be on hand - please feel free to bring something also to share... if we do not use it this evening, we will the next!

Thanks, C

Theme Night: Alessandra Dressed as a Giant Turkey*

Next week is Theme Night at the Plattners. Alessandra will model. I know...  These things just get more interesting every time!

The Description:

What are you doing Thanksgiving Eve? Are you going to be huddled up steeling yourself with drink in anticipation of being with your family tomorrow? Will you be slaving over a hot stove prepping your dish for the countless "Orphan Thanksgivings" being held tomorrow by Transplants to STL? Or, are you going to come over eat snacks, drink wine and draw Alessandra dressed as a giant turkey* with your friends? Drinks and snacks will provided, but feel free to bring your own.

As usual, if you RSVP YES then cancel within 48 hrs of the session you are still responsible for paying, but in this instance we'll accept leftovers only if they're any good.

*Please Note: Alessandra will NOT be dressed as a giant turkey (Bait and switch)