Thursday, January 12, 2012
2012/365 - Day 12
2nd Thursday group meeting
On the second Thursday of each month a group of local artists gets together to work on a small project together...but the main purpose of the group is to have some time together to catch up on what everyone is up to and just talk and have some fun.
We usually meet at a bar or brewery in Plymouth but tonight we met at my house in Northville.
I was also the person presenting the activities for the evening and this is the table all set up and ready to go.
I planned two activities tonight -- one was automatic drawing and the other was doing a coloring page.
William Hessian is an amazing guy. One of the bazillion things he is doing this year is a page-a-day webcomic called King of the Pill.
William is inviting folks to color a drawing that will be used as part of an upcoming animated page in the webcomic.
Learn more HERE.
There was a total of six of us at the group tonight and here are four of us coloring pages. I asked that we all do two pages each. The pages turned out really great!
Back in June when William Hessian was in Northville with his Miniature Art Hunt he stayed at my house and one night he explained the process of automatic drawing to me.
The very simplest way to describe it is that you let your pen/pencil/marker make random marks on a blank page (while you close your eyes, look away, use your non-dominant hand, etc.) and then you go back and find images within the scribbles and doodles.
We did the automatic drawing on loose sheets of paper -- it was a lot of fun. At one point we all did a page and then put them face down on the table and shuffled them and then we all pulled someone else's to find images in.
Something we did tonight that I don't usually do is color in the images. It was a cool take on the activity.
Here are some of the results of our automatic drawings:
Leann (sorry about the closed eyes photo!)
one more from Ellen
Joan's favorite of the ones she made
my favorite of Peggy's drawings
Oops -- I forgot to take a photo of mine!
The one on the far right was made with the mystery drawing by someone else.
It was SO much fun having the meeting here at my house -- I hope we do it again sometime!