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Paladin (fighter with extreme fanaticism)
When I met my bud, Nathan Campbell, it was at Bauhaus Books and Music in Capitol Hill. Lot's of artists go to draw at coffee shops and it's also a location where Nate has found possible job prospects. We also went to Caffe Vita on 1005 E. Pike (also Pill Hill) which has an upstairs area with lots of big tables and if you smoke, you can. No smokey treats at Bauhaus...got nixed a while back. But the coffee is smash-your-face-wide-open-good and the treats are bueno.
At any rate, certain evenings may work for me on a monthly basis but Friday evenings will be my best.
Count me in at any Friday. It would be great to meet up and chat.
I'm up in Whidbey but I travel down to Seattle at least once or twice a month for business meetings.. if we can arrange something to bring sketchbooks and draw or just talk shop that'd be cool.
Damn alot of Washington talent we have here....I'm up for a sketching night. Friday night sounds good, but I'll have to get a car first.
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I'll only be able to make it if we're doing it on a Saturday. I'm full time military monday-friday and occasionally on the weekends as well.. with the massive amount of concept art and art direction I'm doing on the side right now I don't have much free time.
I totally understand, undertow.
Okay...so how about this, let's say that the second Friday of the month is an evening gathering. The third Saturday of the month is also a gathering of which time is to be determined. That way, if you cannot make it one time, you can hopefully hit the other time. No need to go ballistic with meeting every week...we do have other committments it seems. But this would be enough to get people together and get the ball rolling.
So...if we plan this correctly, we can have the first meeting be the third Saturday of June (the 19th) and then all that needs to be considered is the time and location.
Any takers? If so, start suggesting locations and times. Majority vote? Straws? One person picks and then next time someone else picks? Ideas are welcome.
redehlert ~ that's funny, a group of us hung out with nathan a couple times, he introduced me to the bauhaus. it's a great place, only problem is its very packed there sat nights and there's been a few times i tried to find parking and gave up.
its good to know you have taken over my planning duties
that sounds good, having two meetings a month, since everyone sounds moderately busy. i can't promise to make it until the workshop is over, my spare time is sucked up by working on a few projects for my portfolio.
the trabant ended up being a nice spot, though it was more of an inside place, and a little sparse. a great spot is the aurifice cafe. it's an industrial theme with RED walls. http://www.aurafice.com/. on tuesday nights they have live ambient music... inviting, artsy atmosphere, and easy to get to.
I would totally love to be in on this, but I don't have a car. Is there anybody in Bothell who's going, who might be able to give me a ride?
EDIT: Actually, I might be able to get a ride, since I visit my dad on those weekends... that would be very convenient.
Last edited by Sapphire; June 8th, 2004 at 05:15 PM.
i'm in bothell.. i drive everywhere, and could give ya a ride
so are we meeting this friday?
Ooh, cool! Well, I guess I'll just wait for people to figure out when and where we're meeting, and try to make sure I'm free for that.
You know, living on an island is really cool, except when you want to and hang with the local branch of of the CA crew.
It's a hell of a haul out to Seattle, and that's just the hour ferry ride...:mad:
Feelin' some serious sour grapes right now....
This friday - no go for me....i'm getting cultured seeing "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at the PNB. I was toying with next Saturday being the first attempt...not trying to step on toes, Nova. : ) Bauhaus is cool, but crowded as all get out as you have stated. Cafe Vita is a nice place. I'm totally digging Aurafice...let's do that place as long as there is drawing space.
Hey Oregano, feel your pain. Nice stuff, btw. You'd like my buddy, Don Barnett's work. Check out http://www.donbarnett.com he's a blast to have as a mentor. Hope you can make it out sometime.
So...next Saturday, June 19th do we make a go of this at Aurafice? Evening? Heck, they're open until 2 am....
If it doesn't work out because some peeps are going to the killer Austin workshops, then we'll shoot for July 9 (Friday).
the 19th I'll be workshoppin in Austin.
Nova is too.
Next Saturday is no go for me, I'm getting all 4 of my wisdom teeth removed. I wont be up for doing much of anything until the last weekend of June.
Oregano what island do you live on? I'm up in Oak Harbor on Whidbey so I've got one hell of a commute to Seattle myself if you're in my neck of the woods I might be able to give you a lift if I can convince my wife to let me go for the day;]
Thanks for the offer, but I'm on Orcas, just North of you. It still takes an hour to get to Anacortes with all the stops at the other islands. Plus the fare back onto the island is almost $50.
It's really too bad, too, because I used to live down in Freeland before my wife and I decided to move up here.
Ohwell, such is life sometimes
Are you Navy? I've got a friend stationed on the George Washington right now. Last I heard he was out around India, but that was about two months ago or so...
PS- I've done the wisdom tooth thing too. Had four impacted ones. No fun. :eek: My sympathies.
yes I am Navy=] My little brother is an IS2 (intelligence specialist 2nd class) stationed on the GW as ships company, one of the guys from my shop is out on the GW right now as well. I used to work down in Renton for WotC (wizards of the coast) and was laid off in 99.. Had a great lead for doing character design for Microsoft X-Box titles but i got sick of waiting for the phone call and the unemployment was running out. After some soul searching I decided to pursue my original career choice of being a pilot after spending a year unemployed in the WA job market. I've since changed my mind as a member of active duty and have started working back in the game industry on my off time updating my portfolio and building new bridges to make my transition back to civilian life an easy one. Yeah, the fare for the ferry is rediculous during peak season.. hell, gas up here isn't any cheaper either $2.30+/gallon is frigging rediculous, I get decent gas milage in the Ranger but $35 to fill up the tank blows. Hell, if you feel like coming down this way sometime during the summer drop me a line and we can hang out somewhere around here. I like your work, great stuff! I wish I could do the stuff in painter that you do=/ I'm learning the digital medium very slowly and didn't pay much attention in painting class in college In the mean time I'm doing lots of marker stuff, gray scale with washes, and leaving color work to other artists that I hire on. If you check out my little site I have WIP pencil art for the book cover I'm working on posted up there now. I should finish it this weekend.. in the mean time I'm fighting off this cold and adjusting to military life again after 24 days of leave. If you ever feel like doing a collab piece let me know!
p.s. 3 of them are impacted, only one has ruptured (upper right). I should have had my mother in law pull them for me while I was on leave... I hate the navy dentists. In the words of Dane Cook "you need to brush more do you see the blood coming off your gums" "Yes I see the blood.. did you ever think that that's happening because you're fishing around in my mouth with SHARP OBJECTS?!!! AAAAAAAAH!!!"
Last edited by Undertow; June 9th, 2004 at 09:11 PM.
By chance, did you know a Jon Schindehette at WotC? He's my new Creative Manager at the UW where I'm full time as their biomedical illustration. Just curious since he was there as well.
Good luck with the teeth. Perhaps you could have a cap of poison you could crack and breathe onto the dentist as they are working on you so they don't hit you with those blood letters. As you get foggy with the drugs, you must Remember the tooth...the tooth....the toooooth. (heheehee....gotta love Dune).
ps. Something is up with your web site...couldn't get in.
yeah.. I remember John. I ran into him a few times at The Keg and around the office but I never really talked to him. Actually, if I remember correctly he was the art director for Magic back in 98. If that's correct the first time I met him and talked to him was at the San Diego Comic Con in 98, I ended up talking to him about doing some artwork but I never followed through on it. I got my job working at the corporate office in March of 99 working in the tech department and did some graphic design for the retail stores gaming network and some concept art for a new concept store in Everett. I was attempting to start doing artwork full time for WotC as a part of the IP Development group until we were laid off. I had a friend who was the VP of the department who got laid off the same time so that never worked out. Right now I'm working on an RPG called CthulhuTech as the lead concept artist/art director. If everything works out with our start up I'll be set up for full time work after I get out of the Navy, either way I'll have a pretty decent portfolio together to market to various game development studios.
p.s. try the site again, it's working all right for me.. then again it's a temporary site that I set up to just throw up some artwork with verizon, and not all of the mysite.verizon.net sites work for everyone
Last edited by Undertow; June 11th, 2004 at 05:38 PM.
First post in this thread...I'll be up for meetings at those times when I get back from Dallas/Austin in early July.
Depending on the distance, I can drive people home or pick them up.
back on topic.. July 9th.. when and where? Another quick question, why on a weekday, am I the only person that works a normal M-F 06:30-16:30 schedule?
p.s. redhlert did you find out from Jon whether that info was right.. I don't remember what he did. I'm good with faces, horrible with matching them to names though.. it might have been Paul Hanchette that was the MtG art director.. it's been 5 years I don't remember this stuff
Send me a PM with your last name...he knows many 'Mikes' so he apologized for not recollecting you on a FNB.
As for the weekday gathering - well, it's a Friday and it would be after hours (e.g. evening, not midday). I'm working FT from 8 to 5, so the earliest I can do is 6:30-ish.
hey guys, i want in to!...and red and nova..lol i know nathan too that crazy mutha f****, we still talk on aim sometimes, but yeah lets meet, usually im open at nights, week nights work best for me but usually fri and sat night i party with friends, and hey prostate, come kick it too man.
Nathan Campbells 3 steps to drawing like a pro, 1. Sketch 2. shade. 3. highlights and ur done
Sweet! The more the merrier! Nate sends me the oddest tripe via email still. Hey Gasmask...ask Nate: "Who taught you how to do blue line prior to pencil and ink?" Let's see if he says that I did....it's my only claim to fame on that guys coattails.
So July 9th is what people were thinking for the first gettogether, or are people also doing another one for that Saturday?
I'm fine for July 9. Arifice in Capitol Hill for the location? Time to meet?
let's do it! post the place and time and if its do-able i'll try my best to be there!
for sure, hey prostate, ur name isnt kekai is it?
Nathan Campbells 3 steps to drawing like a pro, 1. Sketch 2. shade. 3. highlights and ur done
yep, kekai it is. thats how i got my other nick-name cake-eye (they're pronouced almost the same) so, how do you know me? did you go to AIS?
we should start our own art forum.. can we do that in here or would it get bumped over to the other areas?