It was a lot of fun, and I've come away from it inspired to create, which I think was the point of the workshop... The Beaty Biodiversity Museum was amazing. Rows and rows of skeletons, fossils and taxidermied animals to look at and study. The atmosphere for the workshop was very relaxed, and it felt very different from a comic con. Here's some photos Emily snapped while I was "workshopping."
|A blue whale skeleton, the largest on display in Canada.|
|mouse deer skeleton|
|an echidna and a bandicoot|
Unfortunately I was too busy to attend any of the other presentations, but from what I hear they were all really fascinating.
I enjoyed meeting with friends and colleagues while I was doing my demo. Answering some questions and talking shop with students and other artists in the industry was nice and hopefully watching me work was interesting to all of you that stopped by.
Finally I'd like to thank Graeme McCormack for inviting me, and all the other organizers that put the show together. This was the first art workshop I've been a part of and it was a great experience all around.
|A rare sighting of the dorkicus artisticae - more commonly known as the |