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January 22nd, 2006, 02:40 AM
Just looking for people to sketch with.
January 25th, 2006, 12:08 AM
Am I the only one. Christ NO! I know I'm not. Craig D where the hell are you?
January 25th, 2006, 01:19 AM
Huh! hey Rob
just saw this, I'm right here (well, Millwoods actually)
there's more of us but only a couple I'm aware of. There's the Bioware guys in town but only one posts on ca I think. Check out in finally finished, Jade Empire concepts thread.
Oh and Rob, you might might to change your phone # on your resume, your not in 905 world anymore:)
January 25th, 2006, 02:18 AM
Ya, Matt Rhodes (Isric) I do believe is the guy your talking about, although, from a friend a Bioware, I've heard he's in Calgary ATM.
I'm currently in the Bonniedoon/ Holy Rood area. I'm pretty new in the city, as of mid-November and still have no idea where anything is... with the exception of Whyte Ave.
Ha, thanks for checking my resume, I new I forgot something, I'll update it ASAP.
Glad you found this :)
January 26th, 2006, 03:07 AM
was thinking about checking out the drop in sessions at harcourt house. Maybe in a couple weeks. Fri nights 7- 10 is one time. it's 9$
let me know if you're interested
January 26th, 2006, 03:40 AM
Weird. I think we're on the same wavelength. I was just checking that site out tonight. Looks good. I'm definitely interested.
It's nice to see a place with so many venues. I might end up going on Monday to see what it's like. I can't go THIS Friday, but am pretty much available to go anytime after. I might even take in one of the 9 hours sessio
Lemme know when your going, it'll be nice to meet up with a fellow CA'er.
February 3rd, 2006, 06:11 PM
you checked out h house yet?
I'm probably going next Fri night (Feb 10th)
February 4th, 2006, 02:53 PM
I did check it out, last Monday. Seemed pretty good, they have tables and a few eisles kicking around. They provide coffee and cookies as well. Not many people showed up, probably because it was Monday afternoon, so it will be interesting to see how many show up on Friday. The model was good too, not good as in good looking, but good as in she knew what to do.
I'll be there on Friday, hope to see you there.
And, If your looking for me in there, I have black jacket, glasses and I'm in my mid 20's.
February 12th, 2006, 03:45 AM
Hey Craig, I guess Isric is in the city again. We might be having a sketch group later on in the week at WEM via Edmonton Subway Sketch Group. You can check it out here (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=247679) amd join us if you want.
February 13th, 2006, 02:14 AM
thanks for pointing that out,
it looks to be going Th night this time though and I have a figure painting class I take Thursday nights.
February 22nd, 2006, 12:59 AM
Hey, I just stumbled on this thread when I realized that sketchgroups existed and that there might be one here in Edmonton where I live.
Oddly enough we may have already met as I frequent Harcourt House life Drawing sessions mostly on Friday nights but sometimes on Wednesday nights. I haven't been there in the past few fridays and unfortunately I'm not going to be able to make it this Friday, (Feb 24), but the following week I'm going to be getting back into my routine.
It'd be great to get together with others to do drawing. I'm checking out this Edmonton Subway Sketch group right now, and boy does it look like fun.
Anyways just thought I'd let you know you're not the only CAers in the Edmonton looking for others to draw with.
angel of light
February 25th, 2006, 08:53 PM
I also am farely new to the city and would love people to draw with. I moved up here to for U of A. I live over in the Capilano area.
February 26th, 2006, 11:37 AM
Cool, more loco locals.
Dave - I believe we met today at the Sketch group. Thanks for the scan BTW.
Angel of light - Check out here (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=247679). It's the Edmonton Subway Sketch Group. It's recently been revived and is in full force.
February 26th, 2006, 09:55 PM
Oh did we meet? I'm trying to figure out which one of the guys there you were. I'm so horrible with names that I've already forgotten which names go to which face. :nohope:
Well I can't wait to see everyone the next time around hopefully.
February 27th, 2006, 12:43 AM
I was the guy who came really late... like 4 hours late.
February 27th, 2006, 07:58 PM
I was the guy who came really late... like 4 hours late.
Ah yes, now I know who you are :P,
Well, if it stays on Saturday afternoon for the next sketch session I wont be seein you, but I checked out your website, and some really inspirational stuff on there!
October 14th, 2006, 08:33 PM
So I took Colours (http://www.artistsupplies.com/index.htm) art supplies store's airbrush workshops today in their southside location. And I recommend it to anyone who wants an introduction to airbrushing.
The instructor is Keith Harcus, one of the twins who owns/runs the business. He's been teaching for something like 16 years so he's pretty knowledgeable about the tool and how to use it.
Morning workshop was an intro one which costs a measly $5. Keith went over the basic FAQs of airbrushing. Showing the small class a couple brands of airbrushes and different paints. "Single-action", "dual action", gravity-feed, side-feed, back flashing....some terms I learned today.
Workshop #2 is a hands-on beginner's class where we did 3 simple projects using the tool and different "materials" (airbrusher's l33t term for paints). This cost $50.
I took both workshops and somebody mentioned that a similar continuing-ed class in town can cost up to $600. So I think the 2 workshops in one day is a pretty good deal.
It's actually a sophisticated marketing strategy, since classes are held in the stores. But there was no pressure to buy or one brand of paints is pushed over others. I did discover the oh-so-quiet Super Silent 20-A air compressor. Purrs like a kitten but costs $700! Also an Aztek airbrush that has a flippable paint reservoir looks pretty appealing.
They run the workshops at different times during the year. Just check their website for the schedules.
Hey, did you know mylar can be used like sand paper?
October 25th, 2006, 09:07 PM
Just a heads up on local art events of note (at least, ones I know and personally interested in):
http://www.artgalleryalberta.ca/exhibitions/current/BaroqueMaster.htm (You can sketch inside the exhibition space.)
Not sure what to expect with this one but I'm interested in checking out the "Forgotten Garden" program. It's free. Location is in the renovated or newly built "Arts Barn" in Old Strathcona - where they hold the annual Fringe festival.
November 10th, 2006, 04:41 AM
Hey, glad to see Edmonton Artists on here. I was thinking of starting an Edmonton post but looks like's there is one all ready started. We should think of a time to sketch together. I live in Glenora, its about 5 mins outside of Downtown (well about 15min now that the roads are a shit show.) Anyways, lets get something started.
November 10th, 2006, 01:19 PM
I think you'll be happy to know, that there is more than you see here, and that in fact there is a regular meeting time and place the a bunch of us artists get together for. Unfortunately this thread isn't really used for that, but over at CGtalk is a thread for the alive and going sketchgroup. The website is http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=247679 and if you go to the last page you can see whats been going on.
Right now we meet around 1pm on Sundays at SUB on the University campus, as that has been the most convenient and easy for everyone involved. The meeting time has been slowly migrating to noonish but as of yet it's still 'set' at 1pm.
Anyways, come check out the thread a CGtalk, and if all goes well see you on Sunday!!
If you have any questions, just send me an e-mail or a pm, and I'll try to keep on eye on my messages.
November 10th, 2006, 11:32 PM
Anything happening this sunday?
November 12th, 2006, 01:23 AM
There sure is! Just arrive around 1pm and we should be there...look for sketchbooks!
November 13th, 2006, 01:10 PM
Sorry, shit came up I couldn't make it, are these sketch groups every sunday @ 1? If so that cool, I'm hoping I can make the next one. thanks
November 15th, 2006, 01:13 PM
hey man no worries, thats the beauty of this group...it's every week! So you dont have to feel guilty about missing one. Right now it's every sunday at 1pm (some of us do show up a little earlier).
Feel free to start posting on the sketchgroup forum that I linked earlier and show some of your work if you have any!
I hope to see you out on Sunday!
November 15th, 2006, 09:18 PM
Hey Dave, I dont have a scanner or digital camera, so most of my work i cant post. I also have a wacom tablet and laptop, but i havnt used it much, I wouldnt mind bringing it one time to get some tutorials on how to use it the best. I just dont like the feel of it at the moment. Thanks for the info, I'll try to make it next week.
November 16th, 2006, 03:20 PM
Hey man, no worries about showing work...it was just an idea, and quite frankly I barely post my work either. You can definately bring a tablet to the sketchgroup and a lot of people there have used one, and everyone has their own ways of using them so you can maybe find the way that works best for you!
Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday!
November 16th, 2006, 05:04 PM
You going to make it to San Fran? (say yes)
November 16th, 2006, 09:13 PM
Heh... Will you pay? :P haha
Unfortunately finances nowhere near make it a possibility, although I would love to go. I really wish I could make it as I could definately use the rejuevenation.
I take it by your asking, that you are...and if so Have a great time! And you can be secure in knowing that I will be envying you the entire time!
November 19th, 2006, 04:28 PM
Hey, I walked through both SUB, CAB and HUB today from about 12:45-1:10, i didnt see groups of people with sketchbooks out and about. Any chance we can pick a very specific spot in SUB, like the couch areas? I'm also reading something about the Garneau community center, is this the new meeting spot? Anyways, I hope all this can be i sorted out.
November 20th, 2006, 10:54 PM
Yo, fellow Edmontonians.
Alexander Sasha Beliaev (formerly of Bioware) is available to conduct short art lessons while he's still in town.
This Sasha --> http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=82172
The same Sasha who did --> http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=81125
Just pm him if interested. He also go by scrawnypaws here in CA. His home studio is just off Whyte so even if you don't drive it shouldn't be too hard to go there by bus.
Let him know his "first student" recommended him. :wink:
November 21st, 2006, 10:57 AM
Hmm, we were specifically looking for people who might have been looking a bit lost, and Dave even took a tour around SUB. Maybe we need to be more obvious. Just know that it is always SUB, and will be for the time being I think. This upcoming Sunday, perhaps, I or some of the others can get up and walk around with our sketchbooks in hand? Also, you might receive more response if you posted in the CGTalk thread (not to take away from the thread here but the sketchgroup had its genesis over there I believe). I'll post over there and let the guys know (or Dave can as well) and we'll get it sorted out.
Flip, thanks for that. I actually saw his poster in Paint Spot this past weekend but wasn't sure about it until seeing your thread. I've PMed him. Haven't seen you at all at life drawing, maybe you can come out again soon...you know you're always welcome at sketchgroup too, right? You should come out and give it a try.
November 21st, 2006, 03:40 PM
Sasha giving lessons?? Where when and how much?
Is there anywhere I can get information for this? I'm really interested in hearing what kind of things he has to say!
And adm, As Ken said, we will try to be a little more obvious. It seems 1pm on there as at least one of us there. Sometimes we're a little late and the group really gets going around 1:30, it all depends. Come for one, and Maybe we'll make a sign or One of us can wear something that identifies us.
And also as Ken said, post in the CGtalk forum for this sketchgroup, and then we can get it all sorted out!
November 24th, 2006, 09:47 PM
k cool, ill just chill at SUB, start drawing on my own if i dont see anyone. Ill try to get there by 12:45 ish. thanks of the info
November 26th, 2006, 12:51 AM
Or you can look for the masses sketching away, Would be great to see some new faces. And if we do meet tomorrow, Im Allan. I'll probably be there an hour early, 12-ish as I have some tutoring around that area. I'll be brining along an old "Playstation 2 carry on bag (yes I know I should probably get a real bag)"
And I say "here,here" on Dave's notion about Sasha's teachings. I'll soak anything up like a sponge, until Im full.
December 3rd, 2006, 02:43 PM
Hey guys, I'm not gonna be able to make it today, my brother needs to a ride to the south, about 40mins, and has to be there at 2pm. So that means the fastest I would be back is 2:40pm and I have a family dinner at 5pm, this all sorta just jumped on me about 5mins ago. Hope someone gets this. Cya
December 3rd, 2006, 02:53 PM
Adam, no worries at all. We meet every week, and certainly everyone is aware of personal obligations + committments. Cheers, have a good dinner and see you next week!
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