Pen Cafe Open day
Last weekend, I went to the open day of a local drawing club called Pen Cafe. As I am not too good at drawing and have trouble keeping motivated to draw, I though this was an excellent opportunity to get myself drawing more often and to improve.
I found out about Pen Cafe from the how to draw anime workshop at Waicon. Since then, I’ve been in contact with some of the artists that I met there on deviant art and also visited the Pen Cafe page there.
I was quite impressed with the opening day. Everyone was very friendly and I made a lot of new friends. I have to admit, I spent most of my time socializing while I was there, but I did learn a lot from everyone that helped give me drawing pointers.
I was also suprised at the number of anime fans there, and how passionate they were about it. I met a couple of guys who have been to comic market many times and had fun chatting with them. I also met a guy who is very good with sculpting, model building and painting using an airbrush. He interested me the most as he was in my opinion an expert in the field who was happy to help me with my garage kit anime figure building and for my sculpting (both which currently haven’t progressed much lately).
I was disappointed that I didn’t finish any pictures at the end of the day, but the following day, I did mange to draw a picture that I was proud of following all the techniques everyone taught me. It is still unfinished, but it is definately one that I would like to finish off and colour in.
When going home, since it was dark and because I was unfamiliar with the university and the area, I ended up getting lost. However, I was able to find my way back in the end after a bit of a journey. (^_^;)
Next time I should make sure I keep a street directory in my car.