I am excited to announce that I will be attending the IMC next summer in Massachusetts. http://www.illustrationmasterclass.com
I was most fortunate to hear about this workshop from a very talented and hard-working artist, Travis Louie (please check out his work here http://travislouie.blogspot.com), this January and tried to sign up for the 2013 class (which is in June) in February but to my surprise the workshop was full!
I did get to drop by last years workshop for a day to see what the students were creating. It is truly breathtaking to see the creation of the artwork that was being created as well as the camaraderie between students. A small community that meet for a common goal. To learn and share a passion for creation. It's a beautiful thing!
So much of the artist's life is often spent in isolation. Hours and hours in front of a piece of paper or canvas. It is so nice to see what happens when you have a group of like minds with different influences and inspiration come together in the same room.
There are amazing instructors, professional illustrators in their own right, teaching and giving demos and lectures. It's like ... paradise!
Needless to say.. I'm excited and looking forward to learning all I can. Until then I will be sketching and painting up a storm. The more practice the better. It is a never ending process.