New gig for 2015
2015 has brought about a resurgence of drawing for me. I have been given the wonderful opportunity to be a voice in my community as a designated Arts District blogger for VisitAnnapolis.org! (The official site of the Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Conference & Visitors Bureau.)
My first topic of inspiration came from a show I attended at Rams Head that I knew was going to be awesome. I took my sketchbook, a now half-full Shinola from Art Things, and a few pencils, and did not stop drawing the entire time.
There’s something about drawing that makes you enjoy an experience on a different level. You never have those zone out moments; you hear the music better, you see the performers, the crowd, the objects in the room. You’re trying to get it all down at once and have it make sense and look interesting.
I took a class at MICA with Warren Linn called Visual Journalism, and it is probably one of the most formative experiences I had as a student. When I’m drawing from a live show, lessons I learned seven(?!) years ago continue to have new layers of meaning. One of my favorite Warren-isms was “If you’re bored, you’re boring”. I think this was actually passed down from one of his instructors because he even said it sounded a little harsh, but its so true. To draw or paint anything with the notion that you’re obligated to is so bogus, and the quickest way to get yourself into your own very un-fun box.
I took my drawings, scanned, printed, and went over top in watercolor.
Check out my post here!