Sketch crawls, art highlights, and more cows.
Today was a very interesting day for me. I started my morning off by heading to Chapel Hill to visit UNC's Ackland Museum for a drawing session with other artists. Though it takes place every second Saturday at the museum from 10am to noon, this was my first time attending. I was joined by other members of the Triangle Sketch Crawl, which made the experience even better. I enjoyed seeing the art on display, especially the Japanese, German, and French oil paintings and visuals. There was even earthenware piece entitled Centaur (1956). It was created by Pable Picasso. Never before realizing that he dabbled in ceramics, I spent a moment awing at the piece. Seeing these works up close made me want to take a trip to Europe! It was also fun choosing a couple to draw during our meet up activities (pictures below).
Outside of the museum, what did I see? More cows of course! I haven't been on campus in a while, so I strolled around and visited the recommended Sugarland for some hot cocoa and treats before heading back to Durham.
While I Was Away
Since my post from September, I have been quite busy. I've gotten back into Dance. The class that I excitedly dropped in to take was called Rhythmic Expressions and supervised by Chuck Davis and led by members of his Dance Ensemble. I hope to be attending more classes at ADF's Samuel H Scripps Studios and on a regular basis.. In addition, there was another meet up at the Eno River last Saturday and I attended. The weather was perfect for it. I'm trying to enjoy every bit of the warmth while it's still here. I've also submitted more designs to a couple of Creative Allies contests (Nelly Furtado and California Wives), and I'm currently working on more and hoping for the best. Last, I went to a concert in Delaware that my younger brother's ministry, The Nightly Noodle, planned and co-sponsored. Prior to coming, he asked me to create some artwork for one of the performers, KB, who is currently on tour. I did a watercolor portrait of a referenced photo and I really enjoyed feeling their appreciation for my art. My time spent there was a blessing and lifted my spirit. Please click the links for more information about the event, Nightly Noodle, or KB's music/tour. Below are a few pictures from the Eno River Sketch Crawl and my design for the quartet, California Wives.
I am excited for my start in digital art, concept, and graphic design. Be on the look out! I'm about to get my hands on a Bamboo Wacom Create Tablet, some different softwares, and get busy. It's just a good feeling to be able to create, so I'm taking that feeling and running with it as far as it will take me. Thanks for reading and remember, "the Earth without art is just Eh...". Get creative!
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