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Friday, June 26, 2009

IMC - wrap-up

I realized that I was so busy the last couple of days at the IMC that I didn't post anything there at the end. There was *so much*!!

We got to meet and hear presentations from the art and/or editorial directors from Vertigo, Scholastic, Charlesbridge Publishing and of course, the lovely Irene Gallo of Tor... It was fascinating hearing about various genres within the publishing world and from their hugely personable representatives.

The faculty continued to paint on their own pieces so that we could watch them in action (Charles Vess here).

(again, the tag-team of Manchess & Fischer! :-)

Rebecca Guay - watercolor demo-

Irene Gallo, in her on-location "office". (She did a much better job than I of keeping up with posting as we went along. Plus she is a terrific photographer!)

On the last day, we handed out teacher gifts (somehow I ended up being the spokesperson for them - but that way I give everyone thankyou hugs. :-)

Then we had our 'gallery show' of the pieces we created during the week. A couple of examples - this one by Scott Murphy-

-this one by Kim Kincaid (hopefully all of the finished pieces will be posted on the IMC site when they are completed).

And we finished up the day signing each other's sketchbooks, just like High School -

- most of the time with sketches included. One of the perks of being around a bunch of artists!

Then cleaning and packing up.... The echoes in the halls of the emptying dorms..
Then back to the airport to return home, and return to 'real life'...

Here was my piece by Saturday night. I'm currently adjusting the colors and values... I'll post when I've finished it completely.
A thoroughly wonderful week...

11 comments:

Soozcat said...

Good stuff all! And I am really wanting to see the flying monkeys in person now. (Kind of squinting at it, and I've noticed... do you think your Wicked Witch of the West is distantly related to The Penguin?)

Richard Jesse Watson said...

I saw her in a dream when I was in kindergarten. Fabulous picture, Tara. Sounds like an awesome workshop. Those monkeys look like some of my relatives...

d. moll, l.ac. said...

What a a busy week that was! I like the patterny texture of the monkey wings and promise not to make "her" get her flying monkeys, that would ony be big trouble.

Maren said...

Your piece is turning out beautifully. I love it.

The Garden Ms. S said...

What a great experience it must have been.

Can't wait to see the finished work - love the threat!

The Art of Kim Kincaid said...

You took some great pictures too. I kept forgetting to pull mine out, I was so enthralled with what was going on. I'm still waiting for my paints and mediums to arrive in the mail. You don't have to worry about that with watercolors. Anxious to see your piece finished. It was looking so strong before we left. I also hope that you receive some good news when you send it to the Charles Bridge and Vertigo people. They were certainly interested. Miss you.

Tanja said...

Awesome!

Jennifer Rose said...

lots of lovely art! your OZ piece looks wonderful :D

moreidlethoughts said...

What fun!I hope your "model" gets a signed copy ;-)

Sandi McBride said...

What lovely work and I know it was a lovely time had by all...I can't wait to see your completed piece...such talent...do you know how much joy you spread?
hugs
Sandi

Michelle Palmer said...

Amazing.
Simply amazing....

Love the sketchbooks & signatures!
Your work is fantastic!
:)
Hope your holiday weekend is relaxing..........
Michelle