I always enjoy walking around to look at the other Artists works. The variety of not only different talent and skill levels was eclipsed by the variety of different styles to convey the same subject. It always amazes me how we seemingly see the same subject/object but how we interpret it in our minds and then translate it through pencil, pen, brush, even camera into something unique. If this is of interest to you, I highly recommend Leonardo’s Brain by Leonard Shlain for more on this subject
What really made this event work for me included…
Not 1, not 2, but 3 Cosplay models! Two of them being attractive female models that dressed as the Green Lantern and a Pirate version of GI JOE/COBRA Baroness respectively and a male model that wore a few different outfits, the main one of a Gladiator. Of note, I need to draw things that interest me and the quality of models at live model events vary widely. Dare2Draw’s rocked!
Phil Jimenez – Guest Artist. This was huge. Not only did he speak throughout the event giving advice on how to view the subjects and how to translate that on paper, but he walked around the room giving one on one coaching. Greatly appreciated.Simon Fraser – Both a great Comic Book Artist in his own right and a very entertaining host
Brooklyn Brewery’s space was perfect with tons of seating and 2 picnic tables serving as a stage made a perfect size and height to accommodate the models.
Great Brooklyn Brewery beers, my favorite of the night Sai Kanifing a Porter with smoked peppers
Great music…kudos to the DJ playing a great mix.
Raffles throughout the night that included prizes from DC, Marvel and Dark Gorse Graphic novels to Zelda and Game of Thrones statues
Dare2Draw moves around, this event took place at Brooklyn Brewery located at 79N 11th in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Hit the link to see where the upcoming one in February is taking place…