I was blessed to be part of one of thee most epic and amazing events I have seen in a long time! This last Saturday I paintined live while some of Denvers finest performed the classic hip hop album WutTang Enter the 36 Chambers. I was incredibly inspired by the event and created an imageinspired by the martial arts influence the album has as well as the all female performance. I was inspired by 1970s movie poster design as well. Here are some of the prelimenary drawings as well as the painting in progress at the show. Please note - there was a bit of difficuly and a test to my knowledge of mising colors as the lights were most of the time red - or green -
Saturday January 22nd come check out Denvers Female - Emcees, Spoken Word artists and Poets cover the WU-TANG's 36 Chambers album! I have been blessed to be able to paint live at this event! Sketches of my painting to come. This is momentous for the Denver Hip Hop scene and honestly, the first time I can recall this many talented women collaborating in the Mile High. $7 at the WALNUT ROOM.
For the last few months my zoo membership has been getting some wear + tear! Around September I began steadily using the membership I was given at Christmas (eep!) to not only see the amazing animals we have at the zoo but, to begin learning more about animal anatomy and drawing from observation. My wonderful boyfriend who is a formally trained RMCAD graduate, expressed how useful this drawing can be to any artist. I must say, I have DEFINITELY seen an improvement in sketching and character design even after a few months. The most amazing outcome of drawing from observation is it is beginning to train my eyes to view things in shapes, forms and light and dark. It has really hiegntened my awareness to certain details as well and is also helping to keep my creative juices flowing! I am becoming looser with my hand and can not wait for warmer weather! Here are some of my sketches over the last few months. This has become - by far - my favorite pass time! Also -Please check out the Denver Zoo's newest development ASIAN TROPICS, the most recent 10 acre redevelopment which will include more space for our elephants!!! Please click here for more information as well as how to donate. http://denverzoo.org/AT/construction_updates/photos_updates/index.html