The Bodies exhibit was a challenge, but it was fun. I'm lookin' forward to the 5th meeting (hopefully at the zoo). Stuff posted in the CATL Sketchbook thread.
old sketchbook... new sketchbook...under construction
Awesome work chauncey, I still can't believe you drew ALL THAT in what time we had...i had only a meager two page.
Gugg: How did you get the number two slot in Last Man Standing? Must have had an inside tip. I'm signed up as well, so pray that I don't have the opportunity to embarass you in art combat. Although whoever I get paired against, it will be a challenge, as there is a lot of top talent on that list
Hey, CATL folks. I wanted to let you all know that my wife works in I.T. sales, and she came across a really good job opening in the ATL which she thought might match someone from our sketchgroup. I definitely wanted to pass this along to everybody. Here's the description:
It pays up to 60k/year depending on experience.Technical graphic designer needed for a permanent opportunity in the Dunwoody area. This person needs to be very capable in the artistic/graphic-design space across media (print, web, T-shirts, mugs, etc.) Ideally, our client would like someone who is also a bit of a geek/code-hound comfortable with things like AJAX, JSP, DHTML, Flash/SWIF, etc.
If you're interested, reply to me through PM so that I can get you the contact info. That way we won't dirty up our hallowed CATL thread.
Artifex33: Wow. I wish I knew code...as many talented folks as there are I'm sure someone will snag a prime gig like that.
nofingers: Thank you for the props! When ya puttin' your stuff up?
old sketchbook... new sketchbook...under construction
does anybody know the apache cafe? i go there every monday to sketch from the nude..its only 3 bucks.. for more info http://www.apachecafe.info/
hey hey the_allejo05! actually i wrote a message last night but it didn't post for some reason...
PM me your email address and tele ( if you want that is ) and i'll add you to the CATL sketchgroup email list.
I went there last week--> that place is nice!
That's right folks-->(ASIFA + AAC in buckhead + Apache cafe, and those are just the ones that start with the letter "A") 3 FIGURE DRAWING opportunities every week. plus if there's a catl sketchgroup meetup you got 4 solid studio sessions
personally i haven't done all three in one week, but i'm planning on attempting to do so soon. the apache cafe is cool because expresso is only $2, too! GET HYPED UP AND BURN UP THE PAGES!
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I was actually in there the other day to get some mechanical pencil ownage, and was shocked and disheartened to hear they dropped the "Dick" from their name. Guess the employees got tired of people laughing every time they told someone where they worked.Originally Posted by AnalogDoll
Course, this comment makes it sound like rather than going to the art store, you'd be better off making a trip to The Chamber downtown...
btw.... YOU GUYS SHOUld see what you missed on saturday--> we all got some good sketches out of the deal... check out the sketchbook thread like all the cool kids are doing...
Okay...I've got my stuff out of the queue and live on the site...
Click on over to the CATL Sketch-o-thread-a-tron for love and rockets...It was the last thing on my list of things to complete before racking out for the evening and putting a knife in the back of the day...
"We are not lovers. We are not romantics. We're here to serve you..."
We're 100% on results posting! nice looking thread in there everyone!
CATL Sketchgroup REPRESENT!
next up: the zoo? later in june? I will be drawing komodo dragons, gharials, lions, giraffes and maybe even passers by ... unfortunately i'm booked until after the workshop in mid - early june with fanatical workshop preparations.
Just checking in from Round 1 of a two round all-day-every-day work festival...
That's the lovely thing about prepping things for a BETA test...All the corporate headmen circle up and scrunch their faces and hem and haw and decide that the the twinkling sound of dollar signs flittering overhead like little white fairy lies are calling them to victory...So, off to a war of copy and code I've been sent...
Why does it pay to know the words to David Bowie's Golden Years? Because when you're asked a question that you just don't have the strength to answer one more time, you can somehow always break into song...And when the inquisitor repeats the question, ignoring your curious singing, you just keep on going...The confusion is worth every sour mark...
In case you're reading through this, already formulating an inquisitive response: "Why, A-Doll? Where is this going?" let me go ahead and spill the tripe on the table:
It's been a few days since someone posted on this thing...I hope that it is due to hardwork and careful study...Otherwise, I'm calling foul...I like to check in, see things going on, progress being made...I don't like seeing the thread creep ever closer to the bottom of the page...This is not a serve, but a set for a vicious spike...
I do hope someone's working on something exciting to share...
Public Service Translation of AnalogDoll's post above:
"WTF? Two days and no posts?"
I'm actually working on a design for my website, including a new sketch for the front page. Just gotta find the time to work on it. Sorry, no molten drool for this next one.
well said steiner, fex:
I got so addicted to chatting on this page i had to stop for a little bit because i felt like i was totally geekin out and making too many stupid posts. i'm a post man- if you can't tell.
personally, i need to draw more, talk less...-->if there is anywhere on the site that is worthy of extraneous chit chat it is in the local artist group session...cause we got to keep the CATL torch burning brightly.
if you guys wanted to discuss some informal sketch group between here and june 6, i'm down because i need some crits on my portfolio/work choice. thoughts anyone? would love to see the new site wes
gug: With luck, I should have some preliminary designs for my site done soon. I tend to hang at the Starbucks next to the Northpoint Barnes & Noble whenever I need some serious sketch time. Lots of outdoor seating and plenty of caffeine within easy reach. I'd be up to an informal meeting there sometime for whoever's interested. I'll even bring my copies of the Loomis books to piss off Analog. hehehe
you h8 loomis! wtf?!?!?! i have to kill you now. he's in my signature so be nice
wes--> next tuesday night? let's hang and sketch up there near north point. no official emails because it's less than a week away though. anyone else down? i'll bring some portfolio stuff for you to bash.
and i just got a moleskine. to one-up nofingers's earthbound insanity.
M O L E S K I N E
See, this is what happens when i do something cool, everyone copies me.....when i finish my school book, I'm going to get some crazy ass paper and make my own sketchbook with a cornocopia glorious colors. The i will have graduated to the realm of god-like sketchbooks.
ARG...i have class tuesday and wednesday night, otherwise i'd be there
Oh, yeah - it's come alive!
Being that I'm so close to Northpoint, I will be there next Tuesday night...Perfect little excuse to give the Mother-in-Law some time with the wife...
And to clairify - I don't hate Loomis. My sketch bible is from Loomis (I recently checked and discovered that it is indeed true)...It's Hobarth...Hobarth and I are going to have fisticuffs...Old Thyme fisticuffs...Something that starts with:
"Sir, you have insulted me and you have insulted my family. Have at you!"
I do hope Hobarth dresses in the same manner as Colonel Sanders...Otherwise, my delusional bubble will be burst...
I've already sent an apology card to Loomis and perhaps, one day, I shall receive a response...One day...
Earthbound vs. Moleskine...Two sketchbooks enter...One sketchbook leaves...If you could put an armored helmet on the Moleskine and Dress the Earthbound in Mel Gibson-esque hair extentions, I'd pay to watch the throwdown...
"We don't need another hero..."
it's "Burne Hogarth" and agreed: his dynamic anatomy for artists is problematic--> however his rendering style is absolutely top notch. Hogarth dresses like a pirate and steals all the ladies hearts. hehehe my moleskine is gonna RULE DOOD. glad to hear you are on board for tuesday night...
perhaps i'll shoot out an email too? thoughts on whether i should do this??? I should be available around 7:30 or 8 if not slightly earlier.
Burnie doesn't like it when I call him Hobarth...He says it sounds like the name of some Welsh brownie out of a children's folktale...It will be a battle of epic proportions...complete with bowties and bowler hats...
The BnN/Starbucks is Fex's turf...If Wes doesn't mind more than a few of us possibly showing up, it might be nice to holler out to the locals and see who might be around...Besides, I need more people to help keep me from falling off the wagon for Chai Lattes...I can't guarantee my stamina will hold...
Cheers and props to you all!
I would write something witty, but my brain is fried at the moment. And by fried I mean that my day job drives me to act on my homicidal tendencies which require a ridiculus amount of mental concentration to suppress. Needless to say, I'm currently thinking of how many ways I can fataly maul Floridians with simple office supplies. You would be amazed how much potential is encapsulated in one tiny paper clip<eye twitch>
Grendel...sweetie...I think I'm falling in love with you. Let's not quivel on the fact that I've never actually talked to you or even seen you....Darling, will you be mine?
I like Hogarth....his rendering style is god-awful, but he concentrates on drawing the figure from memory in a way that pleases me
Anyone else have a dream where they had super strength and their girlfriend had stretching abilty...ala...The Incredibles?....maybe just me....but it was badass dream to be sure.
Now i'm sad that my buddies are gonna be drinking lattes and drawing without me
i BETA tAsted old-school VCRs with the Big tapes once,Originally Posted by AnalogDoll
delicious! thanks for bump-bu bump-bu bumping our thread E! ha ha weekend at Burnie hogarth's exaggerated anatomy house
Seriously--> Next tuesday night = awesome!
GG--> Rest assured i've got a concussion-bound pack of looseleaf with your name on it.
Don't believe nofingers / trevors lies--> It makes it hard for the rest of us CATL people to draw when we have to constantly chase off all the hot girls that are obsessed with his earthbound sketchbook. literally--> they see it, they start dancing. even with no music, it's really really quite odd
you should skip class trevor haha
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Our Internet connection dropped us as I was posting this (not a good time for that to happen):
It's 1AM EST - Do you know where old Analog-D is? He's smack in the middle of Round 2 of the two round Maytober Blitzfest that is Friday AM DEADLINE!
Allow me to share with you a snapshot of all the funnel cake, corn dog and pixie-dust-on-the-tilt-a-whirl fun that you're missing:
I have here, provided be a client, an eBook. I was told I would be working from an eBook - something I could essentially drop into place and not have to spend too much time worrying about...Funny thing is, when I opened the file I received, I did not have an eBook, but 22 individual chapters from three different word processing programs, complete with all sorts of hella terrifying formatting issues...So, I have to code them all...I'm on Chapter 11...By 17, I will have already scooped out my eyes...Look for them on eBay if you should need any...
Let's break this 2-day event down for those of you keeping score at home:
Total Time in Project: 1 Day: 15 Hours: 12 minutes
Total Sleep: 5.25 hours
Number of Times Thoughts Have Turned to Jell-O Puddin' Pops: 0
Max Number of State Capitals Remembered: 32
Number of Times My Team Has Tried to Bring Up Chuck Norris: 3
Number of Times I've Squashed the Chuck Norris Jibber Jabber: 3
Number of Veins I Can Feel in My Eyes? All of them
I Would Rather Be: Sculpting
Curious Thought of the Day: Why were the navels so big on those Body Worlds cadavers?
Yup, I should be able to do Tues. evening with no problems. It is, after all, less than 2 miles from where I work. Hehehe.
Hogarth was a god (Ironic, seeing as he's dead). Ever hear how he would attach charcoal to the end of a stick to draw massive figures in front of his Art Center class? I don't think I've ever seen anyone who understood the mechanics of the form as well as Hogarth did. His old Tarzan illustrations were nothing short of amazing, even though they weren't quite as anatomically correct as some other people--Loomis, for instance.
I'm kinda of the opinion that you need at least three different methods for constructing a figure. That way, you can check them against each other to make sure they're correct. Oh, and that doesn't count "How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way" LOLz! Raise your hand if you own a copy of that! Come on, 'fess up!
Analog: Who's dog did you screw to get the job of reformatting 22 chapters of garbled text??
Sigh...I always miss out on the good stuff...I gotta work Tuesday night, but I'm off on Mondays so if you go to that coffee nude model place thingie let a brotha know somethin'.
old sketchbook... new sketchbook...under construction
Project completed. I will speak of this experience no more...
I'm with Wes. Right now, I study everyone (including Hobarth - and I will continue to call him Hobarth until he rises up to strike me down). I'm of the "there's value in everything" school of thought. Even in those gawd awful "How to Draw Fairies" books. Oh, it may not be some gem you want to share with others, but there just might be something you take away for later use...And if you do, don't tell anyone...You won't live it down...
And who's dog did I screw? Why Walt Flanagan's, of course...
One day, I will get to the point where I put a line down on paper and that line will stay - not because it's meant to be there, but because it is right...Years of training, folks. Years and years of not worrying about being some star of print and page, but simply enjoying the process...
For now, I bid you all adieu...Work and the weekend are calling and that is a cry that I must answer...
Whoa, just had to share this. Did any of you guys watch this growing up??
That guy was the biggest goober, but I watched anyway. At least he didn't look like he was going to go postal on somebody any minute, like that Vietnam-flashback Happy Painter dude.