Hey Sketchers, come join me tonight at IAO Gallery for another episode of Dames, Drinking, and Drawing. In that order. Marilyn sez, "If you bring gently used or new art supplies you have a chance to win a fabulous prize. These art goodies will be going to Haiti." Yee-haw!
An extensive list of ideation tools
Keith Haring knew that anything worth drawing once was worth drawing a hundred times.
Participate in the quarterly Worldwide Sketch Crawl Day.
Illustration Friday suggests a new topic once a week!
Following are some idea-generation links oriented toward writers, but they could just as easily apply to image-makers.
Googobs of Creative Writing Prompts
Now rock out with your socks out.
Has it been a year already? Join us tonight to celebrate one year of Dames, Drinking, and Drawing in OKC! Tonight's show will once again feature Tulsa's Ilsa the Wolf. Bring ten bucks, a chair, and your crayons.
Ilsa the Wolf, from Dr. Sketchy's OKC, January 2009. Click image to view source.
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Tishomingo "Mingo" Yale is one of the characters from Normal, OK.
Drawing for Normal, OK: Tishomingo Yale, ink on paper, 2007. Click image to view source.
Tishimingo "Mingo" Yale teaches pilates. On weekends, weather permitting, she has a roadside fish fry stand. Bass fishermen stop there on their way back from Lake Goodnight. Mingo came to fitness instruction in her mid-forties, after years of wearing high-heeled shoes had all but ruined her spine. At the urging of her chiropractor, Mingo took up yoga. The improvements in her health were so significant she decided she must help bring this lifestyle to others.
You can see Mingo in person at Legacy Bank in Edmond through January 2010.
Get your sketchbooks out, tomorrow is Worldwide Sketch Crawl Day # 24.
Sketch Crawl is an excuse to draw whatever's in front of you or inside your head for a whole day. (It's like a pub crawl, but a lot more productive.) Challenge yourself, and don't forget to stretch first. Click here to read more about participating.
I am at the end of my summer sketchbook, an upcycled beauty made by Lindsey Zodrow at Collected Thread here in OKC. I'm transitioning over to another upcycled sketchbook by Sparrowtracks, and I may dip into some Moleskine kraft-cover books.
Looking for some ideas? Have a look at the sketchbooks of Doug Chayka and Debby Kaspari. Or, download one of two pocket guides created by artist Michael Nobbs, 75 Ways to Draw More and Start to Draw Your Life. Go!