People would take walks to the very tops of hills
and write down what they saw in their journals without speaking.
Our collars were high and our hats were extremely soft.
We would surprise each other with alphabets made of twigs.
It was a wonderful time to be alive, or even dead.
-- Billy Collins, "Nostalgia"
For artists, familiarity with internal anatomy is indescribably helpful when drawing bodies, whether they are animals, clothed people, or video-game monsters. Enter Patreon.
While Stephanie Stewart-Bailey leads a public dissection of a to-be-determined animal specimen (died naturally), drawing instructor and Eisner nominated graphic novelist Dax Tran-Caffee will describe, in words and in charcoal, how these internal structures relate to artistic anatomy in humans.
The audience is encouraged to bring sketchpads to make their own anatomical studies, or just sit back and watch the dissection. The evening will consist of a 45-minute dissection/lecture (with Q&A), followed by an hour to continue drawing the anatomical subject and hang out.
Original pages from the Failing Sky graphic novel, and other artwork by Dax Tran-Caffee, will be on display in the Patreon office gallery.
Tickets are free, but please RSVP via Eventbrite.