Monday, February 15, 2016

Cosplay Life Drawing at Long Beach Comic Expo This Coming Weekend!

Once again with the gracious support of the Long Beach Comic Con and Comic Con I will be hosting another life drawing event.

I have 2 amazing models, Amina Santana and Aryiel Hartman posing as aliens from the newly discovered planet named, "Planet 9". They will be doing a 3 hour session from 5pm to 8pm in Ballroom A at the convention. And as always, there will be a 1 hour prelude in the convention main hall, in artist alley. It will be announce.

The address is 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90802. (The entrance to the convention will be behind the building)

These events are uninstructed. So you might wonder, what would you gain from attending?


The thing I hear from people the most is, "I can't attend because I can't draw."

What I am trying to get people to experience and understand is that there's a lot more to life drawing then just being able to draw what's in front of you.

For a seasoned professional, being able to put down what you see in front of you is important in order to qualify for certain commercial art jobs. But a huge part of drawing is problem solving. Seeing what's in front of you and then figuring out how to express it in a thoughtful manner on paper or through what ever medium you use.

This kind of creative problem solve can carry over to all sorts of jobs, from book keeping to cooking, from home decorator to music writing.

You're basically training your unique, creative way of thinking to solve a visual problem. And this training will carry over into other fields.

And you know what's really amazing is that you don't even need anyone to start this process.

Start today, right now!

Pick up some paper and look around you for someone or something to draw, and just draw, do it every day this week, when ever and as often as you can. It doesn't have to be a masterpiece, just put some thought into what you're doing.

By Friday, look back on what you've done so far. I bet you'll see something in your drawings that wasn't there before. Even better, think about any small problems you had to solve during the week. What kind of creating thinking went into solving it that seem different from the past?

Life drawing by no means will solve all problems but it will help by getting you to start thinking outside the box. And imagine how much fun it could be drawing with a group of people who are also thinking outside the box.

Hope I see you on Saturday.


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