Adam Rex was one of today's speakers and had a lot to share with us. As with all of the other lectures you get to see the long and winding path that he took as an artist to get to where he is today. We all have different goals and ways of getting there and it gives a lot of hope that if you keep at it and work hard that you can make it there.
Adam shared with us a piece of his first attempt at story telling from his childhood. It was an epic tale and involved his mom knifing fighting with dinosaurs. I think we were all in agreement that this was a story he needed to revisit and maybe finally publish.
Jeff Mack put on a good lecture as well talking about his adventures in the children's book industry. I sometimes think it was/is hard to navigate the gaming art industry until I hear about the struggles it takes to get a children's book made and I think maybe I am doing okay.
Digital lab is a hopping and a jumping with activity... though it might not seem that way from this photo. It was really great to see so many different ways to approach working digitally. We all had our own methods and styles. There is no one correct way to approach working with any tool, be it traditional or digital.
Drew Baker is hard to at work on his painting. I learned at the IMC that Drew likes to sit on the floor while painting. That is pretty cool and would have never imagined. Like I said, we all have our own ways of working and it was really exciting to see how everyone approaches creating art in their own way.
Sam Flegal hard at work on his painting. Though I think moments later he was seen gnawing on the corner in frustration. I thought it was looking pretty cool!
Downstairs painting studio is a buzz with energy - though this one still image might not be conveying that very well.
Today I will leave you with Cynthia Sheppard and Lauren Cannon hard at work on their paintings in the downstairs painting studio.
That is all for today, Day 6 coverage will be up on the blog tomorrow! Until then...
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