We talk about “the process” week after week. Sketching and drawing as well as thumbnails or doodles are often the creative start to a process.
In the winter of 1901 a group of artists got together to promote the art of illustration and share their “process”. These illustrators names were well known in the arts community then and now more than a century later their names are legendary: Howard Pyle, Maxfield Parish, N.C. Wyeth, Charles Dana Gibson, Frederic Remington, James Montgomery Flagg, and Howard Chandler Christy. They established The Society of Illustrators (SI).
Today, The Society continues to “promote generally the art of illustration,” as its founders dictated but there is so much more there.
One example is what The Society offers on Tuesday or Thursday evenings, a place to sketch.
TUESDAY: Live Music, Models will be nude with an occasional accessory.
THURSDAY: Themed Sketch Nights
(Both evenings complimentary small plates buffet also included in the fee: $20 / $10 seniors + students with I.D.)
So, get out your pens and pencils, markers and paints to start on that clean white sketchbook page. See where the process will take you. If anything, you will meet and mingle with other “process makers”.
Learn more about the exhibits, lectures, events… http://www.societyillustrators.org