The Sketchbook Party from Ethan H. Minsker on Vimeo.
I liked this a LOT and was excited. Especially the part about passing your sketchbook around. The whole event was a super idea. Until it turned from a Sketchbook Party into a Sketching Competition. Complete with "I will not fail" as a soundtrack, timing of the sketching, AND judging.The idea that art is a contest is either (1) so New York or (2) so male. Or maybe both of the above.They tried their hardest to ruin a very cool and very community idea.
I have to agree with Observe Closely. Clearly the contest was lame raw competition and contradicted the opening community building segment of shared sketch books and the modeling of artists for each other. I enjoy art community in figure drawing group where we all draw the same model and then interact during breaks. Support from other artists is a big boost. Seeing how differently we each record the same thing helps you know who you are!
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