I am once again a little behind posting about the Live Sketch for this month. Haha. I think I should just accept the fact that I will never post right after the event. By the time I finish up my work and editing for the week and actually have time to write some blog posts, I am often times too burnt out to even attempt to write something.
This week, I had some photos from a family event to edit, but I was able to finish those up by Wednesday night so I have a few days of free time…during which I will be posting blogs, updating my site, answering emails, and creating props for more photo shoots. Yayyy! Right now I am waiting to see the nurse after getting allergy shots. Gotta love the hour of free time at the doctor’s office that you need to fill with somethin other than twiddling thumbs. Horray for the smart phone! Never would have thought a few years ago that I’d be able to update my blog from the waiting room.
Anyhow, the Live Sketch went well this last month. I say that because I finally sold something! Woohoo! Makes you feel good. I drew up this picture of a styalized peacock a few hours before the event and I didn’t really think anything of it. After doing the few previous Live Sketches I have come to the conclusion that people like really simple pieces.
Not only that, but simple pieces like the peacock are more realistic (painting-wise) for such a short period of time if you ever want to put something up for sale. So anyhow, as I was painting this there were alot of interested parties. As soon as I posted it up on the wall for sale, someone bought it. I guess maybe I should paint more simplistic pieces from now on. That’s fine with me. They are easy and they obviously get a lot of attention.
I only wish that I had been able to finish my giraffe painting that night as well. I guess it just goes to show you that you never know what the crowd will be like at a Live Sketch. That’s part of what makes it interesting. It goes both ways though, the crowd doesn’t know kind of art you are going to create either. I guess that’s what makes these events so great.
Matt spent most of the time at the Live Sketch creating this “Love” painting, which is actually based off of a design he drew for a t-shirt we made about a year ago. It’s a good thing he had those paint markers because I don’t think there’s any way you could do such a complicated piece with a paintbrush in 4 hours. Ridiculous.
During the event, Schmelzer came by and showed off his calligraphy skills by making us a sweet name plate for our table. Love it!
What would we do without his sweet calligraphy skills? We wouldn’t have a name plate, that’s what 😉
One of my favorite parts of Live Sketch nights is always the photo booth. Each time there is something new and exciting to look forward to. This month’s was probably one of my favs. Jay and Dylan cut out the words “I AM” and taped them to the backdrop and then allowed everyone to write and hold their own signs in front of it.
I just love to see what people come up with for these things. Some of them were very creative! If you get a chance, check out the video Dylan created after the event. There’s some good stuff in there!
I think that’s it for this month’s Live Sketch. Looking forward to the next one on April 5th! See you all then.