Friday, May 31, 2013

Competition for Wacom's Cintiq

Has anyone tried this out yet?

It is the Yiynova MSP19U Tablet Monitor

Here are some reviews:

The 19" is under $600, quite a bit more inexpensive than the 21" Wacom Cintiq at $2000. I am tempted...

Illustrator News: Roger Warrick

Roger will be at the Ault Park Concours d’Elegance car show  Sunday, June 9, 2013 and participating in the art show.

As a side note, I (Christina) plan to go to the show to sketch cars for a while if anyone wants to meet up and draw!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Illustrator News: Marlene Steele

Marlene Steele just had another cool courtroom drawing stint.

She was at the Dearborn Courthouse in Lawrenceburg Ind. for the Steve Stephenson Murder Case.
Covered sessions in the courtroom of Judge James Humphrey, prosecuting attorney Aaron Nagangard. Case began Wed 5-8 and wrapped up friday 5-17 with the testimony of the victim's son, prosecutor presenting the primary murder weapon and defense team calling character witnesses in this juried trial. Defendant did not take the stand.
Drawings were broadcast on Local 12 WKRC. Marlene notes that Anchor Deborah Dixon was great to work with again!

The drawings are still sellable there will be some to post once she scans and watermarks them, etc.(We saw them last lunch at Habit's. They were amazing!)

Marlene also has a show coming up:

"Faces and Figures" Show Opening June 7th, 2013   6PM-9PM

Artisan Enterprise Center (AEC)
Event details:
Opening Reception - June 7, 6 - 9 p.m.
Exhibition continues through July 12, 2013 

27 West 7th Street
Covington, KY 41011
Gallery hours: Monday through Friday, 9 - 5 p.m.

Library Comicon

Panel Discussion Photo by Lisa Mauch
May 5th, the main Cincinnati Public Library Branch held a mini-comicon. It was a great event with a lot of great artists including Mike Maydak, Tim Fuller, David Michael Beck, Ken Hanson, Carol Tyler, Tony Moore, Chad King Taylor, Bruce Chrislip and many others.

We also ran into a lot of local illustrators in the audience (Woodrow Hinton III, C. F. Payne, David Hartz)

It was a great event! Hopefully they will do it again!

Bruce Chrislip and Carol Tyler

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Sketching at the Zoo

Sketch by Amy Bogard
As I mentioned in a previous post, some of us have been sketching before or after our weekly scheduled Illustrators Lunch. This was the current week's effort. Amy Bogard and I went to the zoo. We actually got a lot of sketching in even though it felt like it may storm at any second.
Sketch by Christina Wald

I even got a vine video:

Not sure where next week, but if you want to go along, drop me an email!

Sketch by Christina Wald

Reconstructing Aliens, and Spaceships in all 50 States!

Hey Gang - Check out my latest sculpture project. I want to create 50 Aliens and some spaceships in all 50 states for my 50th birthday! Come on along. It's an interactive project with participation on the blog that I created for this project. You can see everything on the kickstarter link above. I created this sculpture with objects I got at the thrift store in Winton Place! I'll be resurrecting aliens at their crash sites throughout our beautiful country.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Illustrators Sketch Group

Sketch by Christina Wald
Sketch by Christina Wald
Some of us have started sketching on location after some of the weekly lunches. If anyone is interested in joining us, drop an email for the weekly details if we go (weather permitting). This will probably be more of a warm weatherr thing. But we may go to some indoor locations.

Location vine videos:

Sketch by Christina Wald

Monday, May 20, 2013

Viki Woodworth's masks, Children's Day at the Zoo

I took these photos of kids at Children's day at the Cincinnati Zoo a couple of weeks ago.  They're coloring, then modeling, paper masks that Viki Woodworth designed: the butterfly (wildly popular with ladies of all ages) and the iguana (a huge hit with boys and girls from many countries and cultures.)

Friday, May 17, 2013

Illustrator News: Jefferey Ebbeler Book Signing at Blue Manatee

Illustrator Jeffrey Ebbeler

Sat. May 18th @ 10:30am
Illustrator Jeffrey Ebbeler returns to blue manatee to share his newest picture book, "Tiger in My Soup." In this story, written by Kashmira Sheth, an adventurous boy defeats an unlikely foe in this story of imagination, reading, and tigers!
-Free event for all ages

Check it out!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

It's been a while since I've been on here, trying to find my path I guess. To illustrate or not to illustrate. But as it is, I can't get away from doing this, I do love it.

So I've gotten involved with a Kickstarter Project and I'm super excited to see where it will go. I saw a couple other familiar names on the list of illustrators as well. Check this out and if you would like to pledge that would be fantastic! If you vote for me, please use my artist code of 5116. You will be asked via email when we reach our goal.

Please share with other social venues... thank you!!!!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Wordsworth and the Dragon on Indiegogo

Scotti Cohn and I are finally getting ready to bring Wordsworth and the Dragon to the printer.

We are going to Indiegogo to raise funds for our book. So, if you have been interested in getting a copy when it is finished, place your order here.

It has been great fun working with Scotti on this. I love getting to do some ink drawings; it seems like they are rarely done anymore.

Wordsworth meets the dragon...
The village of Atoz

The Princess
Cover Art

Bob Staake and Chris Raschka at Blue Manatee

Bob Staake and Caldecott Winner Chris Raschka came to Blue Manatee a couple weeks ago and I took some pictures and video for our blog.

It was an early morning (8:30 am) but they did a great job. They also said to give their salutations to the Cincinnati illustrators.

I also took some Vine Videos:

Bob Staake

Chris Raschka

Here is the finished mural. It is still in the window if you want to see it in person.