Change is inevitable. In my case, it also seems to be happening all at once!
I have transitioned back to freelance work these past two weeks, I’ll be storyboarding at Trick 3d next week through September and continuing work on a Bruce Hampton documentary. This is keeping me busy on the work front. Next, my rental house in Grant Park is undergoing some updates in hopeful anticipation of new renters this Fall, and finally- the ASIFA figure drawing class is moving to a new location!
I’ll have more information on the possible new location(s) for the figure class soon. In the meantime, if you have any ideas for a great location please let me know!
Here is some history of the ASIFA figure class:
I started the figure drawing class in 1998 at Primal Screen, for the animators that worked with me at the original Monroe Drive address (next to the Park Tavern near Tenth Street). Owner Doug Grimmett graciously opened the sessions to outside artists as well, and the weekly classes attracted a regular following.
Come on out tonight and enjoy some quality drawing time at the Clermont Lounge! 8-11pm, bring a friend! www.drsketchysatlanta.com
April 3rd, 2007- The first ever Boozer Doodle!
(Continued from previous post- click on “Events” to the right and scroll down to find Part One)… I called my friend Ashley Zeltzer, who had been doing promotional material for the Dames Aflame burlesque group. Ashley is crazy talented,
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Dione modeled in July ’09, eight months pregnant. She came back to pose in January with her beautiful baby Ruby!
Tonight is a special event at the Westwood ASIFA sponsored figure class. We will have our “After” session with Dione, who modeled back in July when she was 8 months pregnant. Happily, she is back tonight with her baby Ruby! We will try some poses with both and hope to get some great drawings of mother and child.
A newborn session for the new year!
The idea for Boozer Doodle started with an e-mail
from one of the artists at my weekly figure drawing class, James Burns. He sent me a link to the Dr. Sketchy’s website and suggested I try something like that with our class. I had been tinkering with some ideas, once even had the class form an “in the round” seating arrangement and do sequential drawings that I later compiled with fellow artist Raquel Asturias. I’ve lost her file but was able to put together a Flash file from the original scans.
About a dozen artists sat in a circle around the model. We all numbered our drawings in the sequence that we were seated, then each drew three sequential poses from model Ana Balka. I later scanned in all the drawings and re-sized and positioned them in Photoshop, then created the final transition movie in Flash:
This was a fun experiment, and I had been thinking about trying some different approaches with the models. One idea was to have them act out a blind script pose by pose, and reveal a story through the final drawings.
When I saw the Dr. Sketchy’s website, I saw the possibility of something apart from the regular figure class- something fun, and more in the tradition of the Moulin Rouge and the bawdy night life drawings of Toulouse-Lautrec!
After reading several of Dr. Sketchy’s creator Molly Crabapple’s ideas for using a bar setting and hiring performers for models, I quickly thought of the Vortex in Midtown, with its separate back showroom for the burlesque group Dames Aflame.
NEXT POST: DAMES AFLAME!
Another fun night at the Clermont Lounge! Click on the individual images for descriptions, or just let the slideshow play to see all the images.
Don’t miss it! 8-11pm at the Clermont Lounge.
Drinking, Drawing, Debauchery