What we're about

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We are a meetup for imaginative artists (https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/iinyc/) that include illustrators, comic artists, concept artists, video game concept artists, and manga artists. Join us if your looking for a laidback friendly environment to meet and draw with like minded artists in the New York area.

Anyone from beginners to professionals are welcome to this meetup, as well as any themes such as fantasy, sci-fi, surrealism, horror or low-brow.

We meet each Saturday, most likely virtually over Zoom* and occasionally at book stores, art galleries or outdoors (if weather permits). We will draw, discuss each other's artwork and about anything art related, as well as participate in weekly themed drawing activities which will have a theme picked for that day to work with, discuss, and draw.

The goal of this meetup is to create a time and place where artist who love and draw anything imaginative such as fantasy, sci-fi, and horror, can sit down with, meet, and draw with like minded fellow artists in their craft in the process making new friends or connections. We are inclusive and welcome people of all cultures, backgrounds, lifestyles and beliefs, as long as they are friendly, polite and like to draw.

In order to keep the face-to-face format that worked for us over 5 years already, meetups are limited to 15 people.

Don't forget to bring your pencil and sketchbook as this meetup is going to be drawing focused! 🎨 We are in public space so please only bring non-staining and odorless supplies like pencils, pens, markers, crayons, watercolors or pastels.

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* - back in old days we used to frequent at the (now closed) Cranberry Cafe (near Time Square), and then in WholeFoods Tribeca. As of 2020 (covid, lol) neither of those are open for meetups.

Upcoming events (4+)

Imaginative Illustrators Wednesday !

Online event

We are a meetup for imaginative artists, from commercial to fine arts. Join us if you're looking for a laid-back environment to meet and draw with like-minded artists in the New York area and beyond.
- Hone your craft while making new connections and friendships.
- We are friendly, inclusive, and welcomes people of all cultures, backgrounds, lifestyles, and beliefs, as long as they are friendly, polite, and love to draw also.
- Beginners to professionals are welcome.
- Themes: realism, fantasy, sci-fi, surrealism, you name it. There are no limits to your imagination!

Currently, we meet each Wednesday and Saturday online via Zoom. In addition, we plan to meet in person at book stores, bars, cafes, art galleries, or outdoors. We draw, discuss each other's artwork and anything art-related, and participate in weekly and daily themed drawing activities.

Bring your pencils and sketchbook, as this meetup is going to be drawing-focused! 🎨 When we are in a public space, please only bring non-staining and odorless supplies like pencils, pens, markers, crayons, watercolors, or pastels. Please, no sprays of any kind are allowed.

* A Safe Space
* Courtesy to others
* Respect for others
* Support for all
* Positivity
* We are not here to critique your work, and we are here to support you and offer suggestions if you ask
* This is not an art class with guidance. It is a drawing group for artists of all levels
* Any medium is allowed while online.
* In-person, avoid markers, etc., that have an odor. Many people are sensitive to smells. No sprays of any kind are allowed.

Want to see what our artists have created? Visit Instagram using the hashtag #iinyc (https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/iinyc/).

For now, Zoom is available on many devices. Please use the link below to access and download Zoom if you don't have it already:
--- https://zoom.us/download

How do we meet - Zoom Instructions:
Make sure you RSVP, then look for an email closer to the event time.

Also, please join our Discord group at https://discord.gg/RsYdwQPdXN for advice and more discussions on creating imaginative illustrations!

Thank you for attending, and see you soon!
Vye, Ellen, and Mirta, your friendly hosts

[Virtual] Let's Draw: Every Saturday !

Online event

We are a meetup for imaginative artists, from commercial to fine arts. Join us if you're looking for a laid-back environment to meet and draw with like-minded artists in the New York area and beyond.
- Hone your craft while making new connections and friendships.
- We are friendly, inclusive, and welcomes people of all cultures, backgrounds, lifestyles, and beliefs, as long as they are friendly, polite, and love to draw.
- Beginners to professionals are welcome.
- Themes: realism, fantasy, sci-fi, surrealism, you name it. There are no limits to your imagination!

Currently, we meet each Wednesday and Saturday online via Zoom. In addition, we plan to meet in person in the near future at book stores, bars, cafes, art galleries, or outdoors. We draw, discuss each other's artwork and anything art-related, and participate in weekly and daily themed drawing activities.

Bring your pencils and sketchbook, as this meetup is going to be drawing-focused! 🎨 When we are in a public space, please only bring non-staining and odorless supplies like pencils, pens, markers, crayons, watercolors, or pastels. No sprays of any kind are allowed.

* A Safe Space
* Courtesy to others
* Respect for others
* Support for all
* Positivity
* We are not here to critique your work; we are here to support you and offer suggestions if you ask
* This is not an art class with guidance. It is a drawing group for artists of all levels
* Any medium is allowed while online.

Want to see what our artists have created? Visit Instagram using the hashtag #iinyc (https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/iinyc/).

For now, Zoom is available on many devices. Please use the link below to access and download Zoom if you don't have it already:
--- https://zoom.us/download

Also, please join our Discord group at https://discord.gg/RsYdwQPdXN for advice and more discussions on creating imaginative illustrations!

Imaginative Illustrators Wednesday !

Online event

We are a meetup for imaginative artists, from commercial to fine arts. Join us if you're looking for a laid-back environment to meet and draw with like-minded artists in the New York area and beyond.
- Hone your craft while making new connections and friendships.
- We are friendly, inclusive, and welcomes people of all cultures, backgrounds, lifestyles, and beliefs, as long as they are friendly, polite, and love to draw also.
- Beginners to professionals are welcome.
- Themes: realism, fantasy, sci-fi, surrealism, you name it. There are no limits to your imagination!

Currently, we meet each Wednesday and Saturday online via Zoom. In addition, we plan to meet in person at book stores, bars, cafes, art galleries, or outdoors. We draw, discuss each other's artwork and anything art-related, and participate in weekly and daily themed drawing activities.

Bring your pencils and sketchbook, as this meetup is going to be drawing-focused! 🎨 When we are in a public space, please only bring non-staining and odorless supplies like pencils, pens, markers, crayons, watercolors, or pastels. Please, no sprays of any kind are allowed.

* A Safe Space
* Courtesy to others
* Respect for others
* Support for all
* Positivity
* We are not here to critique your work, and we are here to support you and offer suggestions if you ask
* This is not an art class with guidance. It is a drawing group for artists of all levels
* Any medium is allowed while online.
* In-person, avoid markers, etc., that have an odor. Many people are sensitive to smells. No sprays of any kind are allowed.

Want to see what our artists have created? Visit Instagram using the hashtag #iinyc (https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/iinyc/).

For now, Zoom is available on many devices. Please use the link below to access and download Zoom if you don't have it already:
--- https://zoom.us/download

How do we meet - Zoom Instructions:
Make sure you RSVP, then look for an email closer to the event time.

Also, please join our Discord group at https://discord.gg/RsYdwQPdXN for advice and more discussions on creating imaginative illustrations!

Thank you for attending, and see you soon!
Vye, Ellen, and Mirta, your friendly hosts

[Virtual] Let's Draw: Every Saturday !

Online event

We are a meetup for imaginative artists, from commercial to fine arts. Join us if you're looking for a laid-back environment to meet and draw with like-minded artists in the New York area and beyond.
- Hone your craft while making new connections and friendships.
- We are friendly, inclusive, and welcomes people of all cultures, backgrounds, lifestyles, and beliefs, as long as they are friendly, polite, and love to draw.
- Beginners to professionals are welcome.
- Themes: realism, fantasy, sci-fi, surrealism, you name it. There are no limits to your imagination!

Currently, we meet each Wednesday and Saturday online via Zoom. In addition, we plan to meet in person in the near future at book stores, bars, cafes, art galleries, or outdoors. We draw, discuss each other's artwork and anything art-related, and participate in weekly and daily themed drawing activities.

Bring your pencils and sketchbook, as this meetup is going to be drawing-focused! 🎨 When we are in a public space, please only bring non-staining and odorless supplies like pencils, pens, markers, crayons, watercolors, or pastels. No sprays of any kind are allowed.

* A Safe Space
* Courtesy to others
* Respect for others
* Support for all
* Positivity
* We are not here to critique your work; we are here to support you and offer suggestions if you ask
* This is not an art class with guidance. It is a drawing group for artists of all levels
* Any medium is allowed while online.

Want to see what our artists have created? Visit Instagram using the hashtag #iinyc (https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/iinyc/).

For now, Zoom is available on many devices. Please use the link below to access and download Zoom if you don't have it already:
--- https://zoom.us/download

Also, please join our Discord group at https://discord.gg/RsYdwQPdXN for advice and more discussions on creating imaginative illustrations!

Past events (366)

[Virtual] Let's Draw: Every Saturday !

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