I've been looking for a good site to export my prints, and it's totally Society6. It's got the community feel of coroflot and pixel.com, but I feel like it's more user-friendly. The upload-to-publish process is very easy and now I can spend more time making art instead of fighting with my printer. :)
Here's my page: http://society6.com/catyork
It was great to get back to a class setting yesterday ... and at one of my favorite places in Nashville.
Plaza Art has a Life Drawing Studio once a month–– a cozy, informal setting with yummy coffee.
As an Illo major, I was required to take life drawing all three years of school. I remember moments where I'd scoff at it, because I wanted to take more technical courses or computer classes etc, and here I was semester after semester, dragging around a big newsprint pad and gumming my schedule up with a "basic" class.
But learning how to draw the human figure, the proportions of the body, the range of features, the way light clings and reflects different tones of skin ... is anything but basic.
A 4 hour studio session passed like it was nothing, and I got some quality drawings out of it.
For those of you who have never taken life drawing or drawn from a nude model, we start with quick poses, a few minutes each, then move on to a 15 minute pose, 30 minute pose, and the last one was something like an hour/hour and a half.
The model had amazing tattoos which helped with "landmarking" and "mapping" her shape.
Tell you what.
I love my Midsouth chapter.
I'm one of the full participants in this year's Create Your Best Picture Book Dummy with Guiseppe Castellano and Orli Zuravicky. We're starting with a PB manuscript and getting both editorial feedback and art direction along the way, from both our peers and our professional contacts.
We've just turned in our first manuscript and it's all very exciting.
Here, I've included a little character sketch of my big-eared bat, the main character for my submission.
Many thanks to friends Mary Uhles and Susan Eaddy for all the hard work they've given to this event!
Below: Got some live sketches done at the Toyota dealership the other day. Most of the time, I have maybe 10 seconds to a minute to get down a sketch before the unassuming person fidgets or walks away. You can see examples of that in the sketches on the left. They're mostly gestures, sometimes I get to add a little detail if the person sits longer.
But I did have the pleasure of doing a longer "sketch" of a man who not only sat still like a statue, but also fell asleep for a few minutes in his exact position. I probably had a good 15 minutes to put this little drawing together, and I really loved him by the end. That's a student pilot flight manual in his hand, btw. How wonderful is that?