CTNX 2013

First time I’ve ever been to CTN Animation Expo and I was super inspired by so much talent!

There were a lot of really cool workshops and lectures that I went to and a few of them were Color and Design with Lorelay Bove and Jill Daniels which they stressed the importance of using color to tell the story and to express the mood and feeling. The other really awesome one was called “Be Your Own Boss” which a successful freelance artist named Cedric Hohnstadt talked about freelancing tips and the resources available to us as independent artist. I also went to a Storyboarding workshop by Storyboard.org and they had Giancarlo Volpe as a speaker and he gave a lecture about working on the Avatar series and the Green Lantern series on Disney. I had a hell of a time re-connecting with old friends and making new friends with other artists. The Animation industry is so small and tight knit, it was super cool to see what other artists are doing and finally meeting some of the artists I admired. One of them was Stephen Silver whom I admire for his character design work and Pascal Campion who creates whimsical and colorful images. Here are some books I got at CTNX.

The Beekman 33 Music Salon. Saturday Sept. 7th at 6-11pm


Come join us this Saturday for the Beekman33 Music Salon a one night supper club, concert, and startup showcase.

Six Interactive Courses, haute-quality produce & meats, farm-sourced in renegade pop-up kitchen with chefs Benjamin Walmer and Peter Droste of HDC. Tasting competition with local Brooklyn spirits selected by Matt Bruck of JOIOS.

Two of my very good friends put this event together and I couldn’t be more excited for them! I will be at this event on Saturday, hope to see you there! Tell your friends!

For more info and tickets, go to beekman33.eventbrite.com, Location in Brooklyn, to be revealed after tickets have been purchased. 


Refinery29 Launch at Sloane

Sort of a last minute thing, but I got invited to do some quick sketches of people at the Refinery29 Launch last night at Sloane. I actually met with Carol Nunnely one of the department heads of the Fashion school at AAU yesterday to pick her brain about Fashion Illustration and how I could get into putting together a portfolio for freelance work. She was nice enough to meet with me out of her busy schedule and a job opportunity popped up, talk about great timing! Anyway, here are some photos I took of some of the quick sketches of people that came by and wanted their portrait drawn. It was really fun and I really enjoyed it, despite being in a dark corner and drawing, people really loved my work! Good crowd! I’m so happy =) I wasn’t able to take photos of all of them, but some promised to send me photos of the sketches, let’s hope they remember!


Some other sketches I drew in between drawing people

This I actually experimented with at home =) Markers and water colors on water color paper.

Markers on illustration board. Its interesting to me that that proportions are much more elongated in fashion illustration, I learned from Carol at our meeting that the proportions are broken into thirds, a far different concept from drawing the figure in normal proportions. Its actually kinda fun to draw the figures in this way.