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INKTOBER ALUMNI FOCUS: Davin, Sharon, Ben, Magen, Sam, Matt, Chris, Traci, Jen, Emily, Missy, Lauren

What’s Inktober?

From Jake Parker:

“Every October, artists all over the world take on the Inktober drawing challenge by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month.

I created Inktober in 2009 as a challenge to improve my inking skills and develop positive drawing habits. It has since grown into a worldwide endeavor with thousands of artists taking on the challenge every year.

Anyone can do Inktober, just pick up a pen and start drawing.”

http://mrjakeparker.com/inktober/


VAD Alumni examples below of quick drawings and sketches as well as more completed pieces. Not all were created for Inktober, but fit the theme. So fun!


Davin Abegg

From Davin:

“First ever Inktober for me.”


Sharon Armstrong

From Sharon:

“Day of the Dead Underwater.”

“Had some fun with poison.”


Ben Heighton

From Ben:

Monster Pin Up. A devil with an angel’s face. It’s how she was built but i love her just the same.


Magen Mitchell

From Magen:

October means pulling out all your old costumes and having a little dress-up party.

“Creepy twins”

“If the spiders in our house looked this fabulous, we might not kill so many of them.”


Sam Loertscher

From Sam:

“Inktober? To be honest I didn’t even think about that lol!”


Matt Page

From Matt:

“Saturday morning self-portrait.”


Christopher Quick

From Christopher:

“Sh#@%y pub napkin goblin.”

“Dunno where this came from.. some manner of dragon mask!”


Traci Sue

From Traci Sue:

“I’ll see if I can catch up. Chucky doll! For Inktober 4!”


Emily Veylupek

From Emily:

Little bit of color…


Jen Terry

From Jen:

“Cory the candy corn monster wanted to stop by and say Happy Halloween!”


Missy Van Wagoner

From Missy:

“Happy Halloween!! Be safe out there and have fun.”


Lauren Waters

From Lauren:

“Now brewing at a witches apothecary near you!”


 

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2017 Salt Lake Design Week!

From AIGA SLC:

Salt Lake Design Week expands the public awareness about design in our community.

The purpose of Salt Lake Design Week is to celebrate and promote the impact of design in Utah across all disciplines—graphic, digital, product, fashion, architecture, advertising, interior, marketing, and more. Salt Lake Design Week brings together professionals, students, entrepreneurs, educators and other members of the community, to inspire and collaborate with one another.

An example of this is the breadth of our partnerships including: AIA, IDSA, SEGD, AAF, IIDA, IDXA, YAF, other Salt Lake City design groups, museums, businesses and schools. Salt Lake Design Week includes an opening reception, business and design forums, workshops, film screenings, studio tours, exhibitions, lectures, mixers, and culminates with an outstanding Design Week closing party.

To read more about events:
http://sldesignweek.org/


 

PRINT MAGAZINE FOCUS

Why you should make time for creative side projects

New Comics Anthologies!

A Visual Sampling

Highlight Below: Marc Bell

From Print Magazine:

Best New Comics Anthologies: A Visual Sampling
By: Michael Dooley | July 20, 2017

So many outstanding comics anthologies, so little quality eyeball time. But worry not: Print’s come to your rescue. Last year we surveyed “wonder women artists” nominated for San Diego Comic-Con’s Eisner Awards, located here. And on Tuesday we provided you with a visual sampling of this year’s top nominees, and you’ll find that here. And today we’ll wrap up with a design-based survey that highlights some of the more graphically striking and skillfully adventuresome artists within the “Best Anthologies” book category. The winner will be announced at tomorrow’s presentation ceremony.

To read more:
Best New Comics Anthologies


 

RESOURCES: Kitsch Muzzle

russian-werewolf-dog-muzzle-3If you’re afraid to walk your dog at night (and your dog is the kind that would rather lick the attacker than protect you) – this werewolf muzzle is for you! The Russian-designed dog muzzle sells for about 30 USD and permits your dog to slightly open its mouth, allowing it to pant. It is made from non-toxic plastic and nylon.

Some countries require that all dogs wear a muzzle when out in public. However, if you live in a country that also permits the carrying of firearms in public, this muzzle is probably not for you. While you see a cool dog accessory, others might only see a terrifying dog, which can have unpredictable results. Terrify responsibly!

To see the Original Post please go to: http://www.boredpanda.com/russian-werewolf-dog-muzzle/

FUN: Clients From Hell!

I’m a photographer who covers a large, fairly rural area with their business. Travel time and cost is often a price-affecting factor, as it can vary greatly. I was asked to produce a quote for an event.

Client: Please ensure the fee you quote covers the cost of traveling to the venue.

Me: OK, so which venue are you going to be using?

Client: Oh, we haven’t decided yet.

To see more client examples please visit – http://clientsfromhell.net/