Boley Sketch from Monster Drawing Rally

Boley Monster Rally Sketch
Boley Monster Drawing Rally Sketch to benefit Newhouse Womens Shelter

This 8.5 x 11″ sketch was the 1-hr trial run the night before the drawing rally, so the second and final version was definitely cleaner. Timed drawing is not my comfort zone, as I’m a pretty leisurely drawer, perhaps too leisurely…

In any case, if you’re pretty familiar with my work, you might guess that I’m a bit in love with the Boley Building downtown, as I’ve drawn its details a few times. I chalk it up to the fact that its primary detail so resembles a form I was drawing before I ever saw it, so adding the architectural elements to the berries was pretty natural.

It might all just go back to picking so many blueberries on the farm as a kid. I’m a bit fanatical about it now…

Rally Wrap-up

So the Monster Drawing Rally sounded like a fun concept, and it was. It was more of a pressure-situation than I’m used to, as I am not a particularly fast drawer, but it was good.
The Arts Incubator on a First Friday was packed as usual, and here is a link to some pics. And yes, I was the only artist to bring her own lighting. Anal or just prepared, it’s up for debate. I felt rather goofy brining it out, but I was drawing on black and it helped immensely!

I did a trial run the night before, so I’ll post an image of that later tonight.

Monster Drawing Rally

This Friday, March 5th, I will be a contributing artist for a Monster Drawing Rally at the Arts Incubator organized by Women in Design Kansas City. Along with many other artists, I will be drawing live for one hour and the results will be auctioned to benefit the Newhouse Womans Shelter. See the poster for details. I will be laying pretty low this year, exploring a lot of new work, so this will be one of the few opportunities to see me out and about, arting it up. I almost never draw live in public, but I’m sure it will be fun. Hope to see you out!

WIDKC Monster Drawing Rally poster

Event Summary for Monster Drawing Rally:

Date: March 5th, 2010

Time: 6:30pm happy hour beginsĀ 

7:00pm drawing begins

7:30pm pre-silent auction begins for donated artwork

8:00pm drawing ends and silent auction begins

9:00pm silent auction closes & winners are announced (bidders must be present to win!)

We will accept cash, check or credit card payments.

Raffle: Will occur periodically throughout the night

Tickets can be purchased for $1 or a used cell phone can be exchanged for two changes to win

Cost: Admission is free to the public. Art will be purchased in a silent auction.

Location: Arts Incubator Loft Space – 115 W. 18th St. KC, MO 64108

Music: provided by Sounds Fantastic

Photography: provided by Rick Milone

Wine: provided by Heredad Ugarte USA

Food: provided by Women in Design