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I'm on the reserve list atm because there were no places left when i emailed. I still might come down for the weekend anyway just to hang out with you fullas, plus i've got a contact in WETA now who i want to meet up with.
See ya down for then even if i don't get into the workshop.
26th April, 10am in Aotea Square/Starbucks We'll probably stick around for an hour or so to wait for peeps to turn up and then go and find some place to draw and stuff.
ha, awh dude you should have said that in real life. I was the guy with long hair in the mac lab coughing the whole time...oh....wait........I WAS THE GUY SITTING NEXT TO YOU. haha oops. darn different screen names n stuff. it was good to meet you man.
Why do all the CA kiwis accumulate in Wellington and Auckland ----- come on guys, move to Christchurch that’s were its all happening these days. lots of gardens, its nice and flat and plenty of old people.
It’s a blast!!
(ahh who am I kidding…… )
I was born and raised in London, and my twin sister and I are thinking of heading to NZ. We have lots of family there that we have never met, and I was thinking about an open ticket (cant do NZ in a week or two)
How often do you guys meet up? What are you studying? Where do you work? etc etc
I'd just like to know more about this sketchgroup, NZ, the lifestyle out there, your experiences - I do know Shlo-Mo (tho, its been ages since I've spoken to him)
I hope this isnt too weird a request...
Hey Molly, good to see you want to reconnect with your roots, i hope it all goes well for you and your sis.
Sketch meets aren't regular but the odd one does happen now and again (in Auckland anyway, i dunno about the Wellington crowd) i'm sure the locals would get together if your passing through and want to meet up, just give us a heads up.
Dunno much about the social scene/night life in Auckland because i just can't be bothered to be honest heh!, but i'm sure there is a lot to get up to. Auckland is yer standard large city, tons to see, tons to buy, tons of bullshit, Wellington is a kooky little place seemed to suit me better anyway. Alot of awesome beaches the further up North you go, well worth a look just for those.
...and yes there are alot of sheep..those little wooly bastards!
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Posted a message regarding upcoming sketchmeets.
I'm from the great New Zealand.....though...I don't use this site too much.
But I should get back into it...tiz some mean stuff.
Hey guys! I thought that some of you might be interested in this concept design competition that CGNZ is running -
"We are pleased to announce the first CGNZ design competition in conjunction with the Concept Design Workshop with some great prizes to be won.
The challenge for this competition is to design a Character for a cinematic re-invention of Jason and the Argonauts. You have a choice from one of the following 3 characters – Prince Jason, Hercules or Talos.
The first prize, is one Free Admission to the 31 July-1st August : 2D Concept Design Workshop in Wellington plus $150 spending money to help with any travel expenses. The winning entry is to be judged by senior concept designers from Weta, Paul Tobin and Warren Mahy.
In addition, all valid entries also go in the draw for:
- One signed copy of Weta Workshop’s “Crafting Narnia”
- One copy of Scott Spencer’s “ZBrush Digital Sculpting: Human Anatomy.“
For a more info & competition details see http://www.cgnz.co.nz/challenges/jas...-the-argonauts
We look forward to seeing your creations!
The CGNZ Team"
Hey guys, we just finished putting together an interview with Paul Tobin for CGNZ - do check it out as there are some interesting tidbits. I totally recommended this to all young budding concept designers
"Paul Tobin is a conceptual designer, illustrator and graphic designer who has been working at Weta Workshop since graduating from Wellington’s Massey school of Art and Design in 2003. He has worked on films such as Andrew Adamson’s The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, Prince Caspian, Peter Jackson’s King Kong and James Cameron’s Avatar Avatar and most recently The Hobbit.
He also teaches illustration at Wellington’s Massey University, and regularly runs the Concept Design Workshop together with Warren Mahy. Recently, Paul has put together a book, in conjunction with an exhibition, entitled White Cloud Worlds showcasing fantasy and sci-fi art by New Zealand artists."
Hey guys, not much going on here ay? Anyhoo CGNZ is having their second competition - "a design challenge in conjunction with the relaunched White Cloud Worlds Workshop. For the first time the Workshop is coming to Auckland, and we are giving you the chance to win a spot plus other great prizes.
Run by senior concept designers from Weta Workshop, the intense 2-day workshop gives students an introduction to the fundamental conceptual and technical skills employed in concept design.
Your challenge for this competition is to design either the creature or protagonist for a new TV series set in Auckland 110 years ago."
Competition site - http://www.cgnz.co.nz/challenges/cre...f-the-hauraki/
Workshop site - http://workshops.whitecloudworlds.com/
Can't wait to see everyone's entries!
If anyone in Christchurch is up for a sketch and some art talk let me know!!
Larger than life
A collection of fantastic artwork by 6 illustrators
1st December > 9th December
Opening night Thursday 1st December, 5.30pm
Te Karanga Gallery, Upstairs, 208 K’Road, next to illicit clothing
**EDIT** Was lovely to meet those who came to the opening night! If you can't make it to the exhibition but are still interested in purchasing some art, please download the online catalogue here -
ENVISION brings together the work of 6 Auckland illustrators in one spectacular space. This eclectic group show spans a variety of illustration genres, from fantasy, science fiction, graphic novel art to concept design. Take a tour through impossible worlds and see the inhabitants that dwell within. Featuring the work of ~
Dennis Juan Ma
Opening night kicks off on Thursday, December 1st at 5.30pm. Head on up to the Te Karanga Gallery for drinks and the opportunity to be inspired by these creative visionaries. ENVISION runs until Friday, December 9th.
RSVP on Facebook! - http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=285179868182837
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Check it out everyone! a chance to win a spot in the Illustration masterclass, run by 2 concept artists from WETA WORKSHOP - what an opportunity!!
"We are pleased to announce the third CGNZ challenge in conjunction with White Cloud Worlds Workshop. For the first time the Workshop is bringing the Digital Illustration Masterclass to Auckland, and we are giving you the chance to win a spot plus other great prizes.
2D Illustration ~
One Free Admission to the 31 March-1 April : Digital Illustration Master Class
at Media Design School in Auckland.
Winning entry to be judged by Paul Tobin & Ben Wootten
3D Modelling ~
One signed copy of the The Art of The Adventures of Tintin
PLUS a Limited Edition Art Print by Paul Tobin
Winning entry to be judged by Paul Tobin & Ben Wootten
All valid entries also go in the draw for ~
One signed copy of White Cloud Worlds
One White Cloud Worlds Postcard Set
University of Canterbury Life Drawing group resumes its sessions on campus after a year break. We draw human figure -- a marvel of nature and the most challenging subject in fine art. New members are welcome, places are limited due to room capacity. Every Saturday, 2-4pm. Cost is $5 for fine art students, 10$ others, to cover model fees only. Models wanted: take a break reading, listening to your music, or chatting while being drawn: $25/hour, longest pose ~20 minutes, heaters, kitchen, restricted access room.
Concept Design Workshop at Te Whaea: National Dance & Drama Centre with Greg Broadmore, Ben Mauro, Aaron Beck and Robh Ruppel!
Need i say more?
On second thought.. it's really on the expensive side
I was wondering if you lot had any opinions on beginner level courses in Wellington. The only ones I know about are those advertised in the window of Gordon Harris - Inverlochy Art School, the Secret Art Academy and so on - and was wanting to know if anyone has any experience with any of them; what's good, what's bad, value for money, that kind of thing.
I'm just wanting some fundamentals to supplement what I'm getting from books.
CGNZ's first interview for 2013 has been posted. Thanks Christian for the wonderful read!
CGNZ Artist Interview : Christian MacNevin
Christian MacNevin is New Zealand artist currently living and working in San Francisco. After being accepted into the conceptart.org next gen atelier in San Francisco, he has gone on to work as a concept artist for clients such as Sega, Sony, Bigpoint and Gree.