This group is for those who love to draw, doodle, illustrate or generally be creative! There is no level of drawing expertise that you specifically need to have to participate. Stick figures are most welcome, and in fact, can be quite hilarious and awesome!
Its challenging to find time to do art when you are busy living life, and if you love art and wish you did more then these meetups will be a solution for you. There will be time for free drawing at each meetup, but mostly there are themes for each event that will aide in you having fun with your art and present a creative challenge too.
Though I won't be teaching drawing at these meetup's, I will offer any advice I can lend from my own journey with drawing. I will always bring some limited supplies and some art reference books for use. This meetup is mostly a sketching in person, vs. using technology, but you are welcome to bring your wacom and laptop if that's what works for you. Most venues will have plugs we can use.
For me, I've been drawing all my life, and have had some small things published. I am very interested in children's book illustration, though all art inspires me. For the last 5 years I've worked for a large video game company and worked closely with many fine artists. I'm currently invested in my Etsy store where I sell little monster sculptures (you can look me up under the name HappyMoonBelly).
Long term goals for this group is just offer support and ways to get out of creative ruts and keep pushing forward with all our creative endeavors. I hope to tie in some local industry events and artists in the future, for those that are curious about developing your professional portfolio's further.
Upcoming Art meetups will be:
> illustrating your own greeting cards (for portfolio or holiday presents)
> creating your own coloring book
> making a zine
> illustrating your own yearly calendar
> theory crafting about color pencil techniques, ink techniques, pencil shading
Doodlepalooza time (>^_^)>
San Pedro Market Square
St. John and San Pedro, San Jose, CA
Get yer drawing pads or ipads and let's hit it up at San Pedro Square Market !!
Look for anyone with a doodling looking vibe, and you'll have found us! Most likely out...
July 25 · 10:00 AM
For those on the waitlist - come anyway. Not everyone who RSVPs actually shows up, and ... it's a really BIG park!
OK, Let's sketch, doodle, draw, create at the lovely... Learn more
July 23 · 7:00 PM
Drink 'n' Draw @ Art Boutiki in San Jose
This is a fun event to come and listen to good music, eat and drink and get your doodle on!! Parking is interesting, so come early to get some good spots.
Please also... Learn more
July 12 · 11:00 AM
Doodles and Wine !!
So apparently this place is open for tastings on weekend afternoons and I like to drink wine and draw so what the heck! put 'em together. Never been here myself but it... Learn more
June 28 · 11:00 AM
Coffee & Draw @ Red Rock Cafe in Mtn View
Time to get some doodle fun on with the theme "Wacky Doodle Collages"
How this works: I will bring several things / reference images which you can use to create a "... Learn more
June 14 · 4:00 PM
Doodlepalooza @ Almaden Lake Park
Let's get our late afternoon weekend doodle on, at the gorgeous Almaden Lake Park. There is a lot of natural inspiration at this park with the water, plants and... Learn more
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