Workshops

Basic Figure Drawing

Run Time: 1 Hour


Overview: The basic figure drawing workshop introduces the participant to the proportions of drawing the human figure.


Target Audience: This workshop is for beginning or intermediate artists.


Equipment and Preparation: This workshop requires access to electricity. I will provide my own drawing materials, laptop, web camera and projector. Prior to the workshop I will set up my equipment to project on the wall of the workspace.

Participants of this workshop should bring their own drawing materials. If there is not a blank wall available for projection in the workspace, I will need a screen to project onto.


Description: There are several approaches to drawing the human figure. In this workshop I will touch on gesture drawing, capturing silhouette and geometric construction before bringing focus to drawing an aperture, in the form of a stick figure, proportioned at 8 heads tall. It is worthy of note, this is the method I use, there is no right or wrong way to draw the human figure.

In construction of the stick figure we will highlight handy landmarks of the body and how they correspond to each other. Using these landmarks, we will draw a static figure from the front view. This will involve basic exploration of anatomy and shapes of muscle groups.

Finally, we will discuss the proportional differences between male and female figures as well as the proportions of various fantasy races. We will alter our basic aperture to account for the sizes and shapes of these various figure types.


Additional Services: Depending upon any time spent addressing questions during the process, any time left over can be spent in a general Q&A. Depending upon additionally scheduled workshops, I will also be available after for any additional questions. A printed pamphlet detailing this process will be available to purchase as well.


MuShinGirl - Keri Goble Billick


Audience Draw Along

Run Time: 1 - 2 Hours


Overview: For the character draw along, I will draw a character, selected by the audience, while participants follow along.


Target Audience: This workshop is for anyone who would like to participate.


Equipment and Preparation: This workshop requires access to electricity. I will provide my own drawing materials, laptop, web camera and projector. Prior to the workshop I will set up my equipment to project on the wall of the workspace.

Participants of this workshop should bring their own drawing materials. If there is not a blank wall available for projection in the workspace, I will need a screen to project onto.


Description: This workshop is a very open and interactive experience. I begin by polling the audience to let them select the subject of our piece. Any character that can be referenced online is in play, although I will ask the audience to keep it PG.

Once the character is selected, I will pull up a reference for costume details, then begin the drawing. I will be describing what I am drawing and how I approach it as I go. The audience will be encouraged to ask questions along the way.

Once the piece is finished, I will hold a small lottery and give away the piece I have drawn to the winner.


Additional Services: Depending upon any time spent addressing questions during the process, any time left over can be spent in a general Q&A. Depending upon additionally scheduled workshops, I will also be available after for any additional questions.


MuShinGirl - Keri Goble Billick


Vs. in 30

Run Time: 45 Minutes to 2 Hours


Overview: Versus in Thirty is a speed drawing game that encourages fun interaction between artists while doing what we love, drawing.


Target Audience: This workshop is for anyone who would like to participate.


Equipment and Preparation: Tables or other drawing surfaces will be necessary for participants of this workshop. I will provide my own art materials as well as illustration board and small slips of paper for all participants. Participants will need to provide their own pencils, pens, markers, etc.


Description: This game is a fun and interactive experience. We begin by writing the name of any fictional character on a small slip of paper. Any character that can be referenced online is in play. Once everyone is finished, we collect all the names and put them in a hat.

Next, we draw two names from the hat and give everyone an opportunity to find a reference online if they are unfamiliar with the character. Once everyone is ready, we start the timer and begin our pictures.

Everyone has 30 minutes to draw the two selected characters interacting. Participants are reminded to keep the interactions PG13, as children may be participating. During the drawing time I will be initiating and encouraging conversation with the group.

Once the 30 minutes have elapsed, we will all share our drawings with the group. I make it a point to give a positive and encouraging comment about each piece. The purpose of the workshop is to have fun and build positive experiences around the act of drawing with other fans.

At the end of the game, I will hold a small lottery and give away any pieces I have drawn to the winners.


Additional Services: Depending upon any time spent addressing questions during the process, any time left over can be spent in a general Q&A. Depending upon additionally scheduled workshops, I will also be available after for any additional questions.