Thursday, January 31, 2013

Illustration Lock-In (2/2/2013)

(This one's for you cat lovers out there)

Illustration Lock-In (No.1)

The MCA Illustration Club will be hosting Lock-Ins every other Saturday starting this Saturday! That will be a total of seven lock-ins where we will discuss artists, technique hold critiques, raise money, and whatever else interests you. We will start off this weekend with a Pajama Lock-in, as well as a Photoshop demo led by John Lee. Feel free to participate in the demo, as well as enjoy the coffee and food provided. Remember, it's a pot-luck, so bring your best Ramen! And your dorkiest pajamas! The lock-in starts at 9 pm in the illustration room, then anyone interested in improving their Photoshop skills can join John in MacLab 4 at 9:30 pm. So see you there!

In case anyone doesn't have a copy of the (tentative) schedule, 
here are the upcoming events!

Lock-In Schedule (every other Saturday from 9 pm to whenever)

  • 2/2- Pajama Lock-In/Pot-luck, sale
  • 2/16- Photoshop painting tutorials/Pot-luck, sale (split b/w MacLabs and work room)
  • 3/2- Critique Night/Pot-luck, sale (Painter and Illustrator Night)
  • (Mid-term week 3/4- 3/8, Spring Break 3/10-3/17)
  • 3/16- Movie Night (The Hobbit?)/Pot-luck, sale (for those staying for Spring Break)
  • 3/30- Online Life Drawing/Pot-luck, sale
  • 4/13- Visiting artist/Teacher Show ‘n’ Tell/Pot-luck, sale
  • 4/27- Ink-off/Pot-luck, sale
  • (Student Alliance Party 5/4, Last day of class 5/6)
Just in case you missed it as well, here are some more links as well!

Also, I'm continually updating the list on the right with all of our current members. I'm especially interested in trying to get all of the information (especially blogs or twitters or tumblrs or whatever I can to get all of you continually connected to one another). So if you're not listed, or I have your contact information wrong, or you have a better resource to see your current art, let me know!

And now... for that inspiration I'm always going on about!


(what's even handier is that she even gave out a tutorial on how exactly she does this... so if you haven't tried this method, I highly recommend that you try it to just explore that picture plane. )

Until next time, folks!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

It's Wednesday, Do you know where your Illustration is?

I think most of us wake up this way...

So here it is, the beginning. I wish I had some clever quote to start this off with, or some kind of interesting story, but I don't have anything... yet. I just thought this would be an interesting outlet for people to post things like contests that are coming up, or perhaps have some news to share, or even some kind of awesome inspirational song. Yet again, those are not here. YET!

This blog will be an ongoing attempt to keep up with the current members of our fancy little group (I'm pointing a finger at you, people without some form of blog or way to keep up with you on the internet). My hopes is that it keeps us all in touch in and out of school, and gives us an open forum to critique each other, or at the very least give us some sort of padding so that we can maybe bounce ideas off of each other at 4 AM.

If you look to the right, there is a list of the members that have an active page that they update. I will be continually updating this side panel as I see members join up. If you aren't listed there, go ahead and e-mail me or catch up to me in the hallway and I will add you to the list.

And now... the inspiration, let's get those 'ole brains flowing...

But for now... Here's a couple of those inspirational pieces that I was talking about...

"Stomping Ground", oil on illustration board, 11x15
"Deathcult Rogue", oil on illustration board, 11x15
"Serene Remembrance", oil/digital, 11x15
"Totally Lost", oil on illustration board, 11x15

Alright well... cya for now!