The Society of Illustrators does this wonderful thing called Jazz & Sketch every Tuesday and Thursday night. (It used to be just once a month; they expanded it by popular demand.) If you're in NYC and want to practice some life drawing, head on over. Here are the details. When I planned my trip to NYC in February, attending Jazz & Sketch was at the top of my list. These are two of my drawings from that night. (I worked on the first one some more after we came back to Oklahoma. I finished it one afternoon during a tornado warning, sitting against the toilet, next to my weather radio. Very Okie.)
Redhead, ink on paper, 2009. Click image to view larger.
Normal, OK: Hinton Geary, ink and collage on found fabric.
I'm pleased to announce that Hinton Geary from the Normal, OK series has been accepted to the Society of Illustrators 51st Annual book and exhibition. Ever since I learned about the S of I, I've wanted to be a part of it. My painting Let's Make Some Undies was in the student show in 2005. This will be my first time showing at the Society (or anyplace in NYC) as a professional.
The exhibition opens at the Society of Illustrators in NYC on January 28th 2009. The awards ceremony for the Book and Editorial categories will be on February 6th. God willing and the creek don't rise, I'll be there.