To open the fabulous SXSW festival in Austin TX, TAD was put on display in front of the interactive, music, film, and entertainment industries. Yelp was there, NPR, CBS, PBS, Wired Magazine, Nintendo, Bioware, Massive Black, The Illustration Academy and a whole lot more joined in the fun. We spent the entire weekend creating art in front of the public on the big screen as we demonstrated Corel Painter 11 with the one and only Andrew Jones, who also knocked out a host of great demos in that software during the party. Corel demos went down on the showcase stage and in the private greenroom where the press and professionals gathered with all the fashion models as they prepared for the big show.
I wanted to show some of this stuff, including the live life drawing and traditional art making that went down.
There is nothing more fun for us than sharing art with the world...especially the world that can help it all be seen--and used. TAD is honored to have been showcased as a key part of the largest interactive, film, and music festival in the world and it's opening festival gala!
Thanks to Corel for being the reason digital painting is awesome today, to Wacom for helping out with great tech (mmmm cintiqs!), The Illustration Academy for throwing down the oils and charcoles, Massive Black for taking the time, ConceptArt.Org Events for all the planning and organization, and the wonderful talent who helped out including www.ayersdesign.com (costumes), Random Rab www.myspace.com/randomrabmusic (dj), Hypersonic Radio www.hypersonicradio.com (djs), Loves Mariessa www.myspace.com/lovesmariessa (fashion, models, hair, makeup, photography round up), and all the folks from the Art Department and our friends who made this happen. Cryptcrawler, Sammy, Kemp, Whit, Carl, John English, Mark English, Mueller, the muses, the models, that guy in the bird suit!!, Dorian Iten, Eva Strangelove www.myspace.com/evastrangelove, George Pratt, Android Jones, Carrasco, Jackie Oh, Scooter, Nate, Trey, Jane, www.ibarraphoto.com , phfx.com , gosh..so many.
Enjoy! It was a great time.
Artwork (gestures) by Trey Bryan and Francis Vallejo. Beautiful stuff.