MAY DAY UNION SQUARE

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Last Friday I left my class at Parsons and walked over to get the subway and discovered crowds of people from many different causes gathered at the front of Union Square to protest. Peacefully. It was May Day! This is the exodus of the multiple groups as they headed east and downtown after listening to many speakers talk about their various causes: fair pay to racial equality. Police officers were on the perimeter of Union Square; some on motorcycles, some standing. Those who were standing seemed to have their hands deliberately in their pockets or clasped behind their backs.

Also ran into Audrey Hawkins who was there to draw the May Day gatherings!

Margaret Hurst

Model drawing at the SOI

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Here’s another drawing I made at the Society of Illustrators the night Scooter La Forge had his models there wearing his designs. Ink on paper. ~Despina

Studio 1482 for Nepal

Studio 1482 Nepal Fundraiser

If you would like to join Studio 1482 in contributing to the relief efforts please click here

As wind carries our prayers

praying for grace/Michele Bedigian

Tibetan Wind Horse Prayer

As Wind carries our prayers for Earth and All Life, may respect and love light our way.
May our hearts be filled with compassion for others and for ourselves.
May peace increase on Earth. May it begin with me. – Michele

prayer taken from a Tibetan prayer flag called a ‘Lung ta’, meaning ‘Wind Horse’

For Nepal

Thank you to Veronica for initiating and setting up the fundraiser on behalf of Studio 1482. Our hearts go out to the families of the thousands of victims of this horrible disaster. If you would like to join Studio 1482 in contributing to the relief efforts please see below.

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Even the Sky Cracked by Dominick Santise

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A Response to a Terrible Tragedy

In response to the recent 7.8 earthquake that struck Nepal, the illustrators of Studio 1482 have created art to raise  money on behalf of the victims. The death toll is now at 4,000 people, and thousands have lost their homes. This is a tragedy of huge proportions. This fundraiser is our effort to support the international appeal for funds by CARE, a leading humanitarian relief organization. We’ve selected CARE because we believe in their commitment.

For each donation of $50 or more to CARE, you will receive a hand-signed 13″ x 19″ limited edition print from one of the Studio 1482 illustrators. Please select from the illustrations below, limited edition of 10 per image. The first four people to donate $1482 receive a signed original of their choice (while supplies last).

To participate: please go to CARE (www.care.org) and click on DONATE NOW. When you receive your CARE receipt via email, forward that email and your choice of illustration print to nepalrelief@studio1482.com. (Please note: only the last four digits of your credit card number will be visible on the receipt.)

Once we receive the confirmation email, your print or original art of choice* will be sent to you. Please allow up to two weeks for delivery. Thank you for helping us to CARE.

Sincerely, The illustrators of Studio 1482

PLEASE SPECIFY YOUR DESIRED PRINT BY TITLE AND ARTIST NAME, THANK YOU.

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Prayers for Nepal, by Despina Georgiadis

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Untitled, by Greg Betza

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A Prayer Tree for Nepal by Veronica Lawlor

Prayer flags are a tradition of Nepal and Tibet. Sometimes hung in trees, it is believed that the prayers may bestow harmony and healing. Nepal sorely needs that now.

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Laboring, by Eddie Peña

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Working together

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Laboring by: Eddie Peña

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Response to a Terrible Tragedy

In response to the recent 7.8 earthquake that struck Nepal, the illustrators of Studio 1482 have created art to raise  money on behalf of the victims. The death toll is now at 4,000 people, and thousands have lost their homes. This is a tragedy of huge proportions. This fundraiser is our effort to support the international appeal for funds by CARE, a leading humanitarian relief organization. We’ve selected CARE because we believe in their commitment.

For each donation of $50 or more to CARE, you will receive a hand-signed 13″ x 19″ limited edition print from one of the Studio 1482 illustrators. Please select from the illustrations below, limited edition of 10 per image. The first four people to donate $1482 receive a signed original of their choice (while supplies last).

To participate: please go to CARE (www.care.org) and click on DONATE NOW. When you receive your CARE receipt via email, forward that email and your choice of illustration print to nepalrelief@studio1482.com. (Please note: only the last four digits of your credit card number will be visible on the receipt.)

Once we receive the confirmation email, your print or original art of choice* will be sent to you. Please allow up to two weeks for delivery. Thank you for helping us to CARE.

Sincerely, The illustrators of Studio 1482

PLEASE SPECIFY YOUR DESIRED PRINT BY TITLE AND ARTIST NAME, THANK YOU.

For Nepal

A Response to a Terrible Tragedy

In response to the recent 7.8 earthquake that struck Nepal, the illustrators of Studio 1482 have created art to raise  money on behalf of the victims. The death toll is now at 4,000 people, and thousands have lost their homes. This is a tragedy of huge proportions. This fundraiser is our effort to support the international appeal for funds by CARE, a leading humanitarian relief organization. We’ve selected CARE because we believe in their commitment.

For each donation of $50 or more to CARE, you will receive a hand-signed 13″ x 19″ limited edition print from one of the Studio 1482 illustrators. Please select from the illustrations below, limited edition of 10 per image. The first four people to donate $1482 receive a signed original of their choice (while supplies last).

To participate: please go to CARE (www.care.org) and click on DONATE NOW. When you receive your CARE receipt via email, forward that email and your choice of illustration print to nepalrelief@studio1482.com. (Please note: only the last four digits of your credit card number will be visible on the receipt.)

Once we receive the confirmation email, your print or original art of choice* will be sent to you. Please allow up to two weeks for delivery. Thank you for helping us to CARE.

Sincerely, The illustrators of Studio 1482

PLEASE SPECIFY YOUR DESIRED PRINT BY TITLE AND ARTIST NAME, THANK YOU.

NEPAL_LORES_despina

Prayers for Nepal, by Despina Georgiadis

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greg_nepal

Untitled, by Greg Betza

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vl_prayer_tree

A Prayer Tree for Nepal by Veronica Lawlor

Prayer flags are a tradition of Nepal and Tibet. Sometimes hung in trees, it is believed that the prayers may bestow harmony and healing. Nepal sorely needs that now.

____________________________________________________________________________________

 

 

EP_

Laboring, by Eddie Peña

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Across from me!

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A few weeks ago I went with Veronica Lawlor and Julia Sverchuk to the Society of Illustrators to draw some incredible models. Great night! As I was drawing the models I was feeling the vibe from the artists across from me. I couldn’t resist, so I drew them too! So much fun! Intense!

Margaret Hurst

Raising the sails

storyboard by Despina Georgiadis

This is a frame from a storyboard I created about a ship’s crew on a dark night. Ink & Chalk.

Despina Georgiadis @2015

Vanity

Male Fashion Illustration by Greg BetzaThat is the model’s name, and also what he was portraying with his opulent costume and mirror. A great night at the Society of Illustrators sketch night. #SOI128 #SocietyOfIllustrators #illustration

Greg Betza ©2015

Beyond a Game

The sport of baseball/Michele Bedigian

it is a white ball against

a sky so blue it hurts your eyes

it is thick grass, so perfectly green

day fading into evening

as cheers fade to silence

soft moonlight on an empty park

full of promise with morning light

crack of a bat, the graceful arc

flies over the wall

little white thing, focus of all eyes.

it is breathing hard in soft evening air

running the perfect white line

to reach a base

unending promise, untapped possibility

beyond baseball, beyond a game

it is beauty.

 

Poetry titled: Beyond a Game, by Jewel W.©2003

Reportage by Michele Bedigian (medium: watercolor and colored pencil)

Cooler Air

 

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Even as the warmer Spring air hid behind giant white clouds, the colors seemed to dance as I wondered out the window, jealous of the wind that wandered through the trees, drawing out what is only right and proper this time of year. Color everywhere.—Dominick

Sketch Book

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Another page straight out of one of my sketch pads.

by: Eddie Peña

Lawn Maintenance

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Spring is here! And with it, comes yard work and lawn maintenance. Did this line drawing for an illustration commission last summer. I can almost hear the lawn mowers now…

posted and © Veronica Lawlor

Synaesthesia Social with Jason Smeltzer

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Another drawing from the Synaesthesia Social  workshop taught by Veronica Lawlor and hosted by Ted Michalowski. These are the hands of Jason Smeltzer and the Theremin Box. I found his playing to be omnipotent; the floating musical hands of Oz! Again, an incredible performance by all the musicians! Had fun drawing next to Julia Sverchuk!

Thank you everyone!

Margaret Hurst

Wine label for Nolita

Wine Label for Nolita

A few months ago I was commissioned to work on a wine label for the Limited Edition of Nolita, an Italian wine. I was happy to spend my time drawing the bucolic scene of a hillside village in Italy with cypress trees and terracotta rooftops. It was my absolute pleasure, especially since I always imagine having my work appear on a bottle every time I peruse the racks of a wine store checking out all the labels. I always have thought about how cool that would be. Go to my blog to see some of the preliminary drawings for the label and also some exploratory art for another wine by Napa Cellars. ~Despina

Frame

watercolor by Greg Betza

This is a frame from a storyboard I created a few years ago…something about a princess in a castle…see her ‘framed’ in that doorway?

Greg Betza ©2015

The Sunnier Side of Spring

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In the midst of the sun drenched background, as the proper season was finally taking over, the setting was highlighted with the most welcome sign of new life, buds on every tree short or tall. A short lived sweet spot between the  silhouette of the forgotten winter and the coming lush green shade.—Dominick

Drawing a Model

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Charcoal model studies.

by Eddie Peña

American Illustration

vl_seattleHappy to announce that the image above was awarded by American Illustration to be included in the Chosen category in their most recent illustration competition. It was one of 215 from 9175 submitted, makes me feel good. Thanks, AI!

The illustration, of the Seattle’s Pike Place Market, is part of a large campaign that I recently completed. More on that later…