I spent a night in October going out of my comfort zone while drawing in public. Yeesh!
I heard about an event called Draft and Draw from my buddy, Michael Tabie of Two Arms Inc. and bought a ticket on the spot. It wasn't until I got on the train to Manhattan that night that I realized a.) I was going alone to a room full of talented people and that b.) I would end up drawing in front of and amongst all of these talented people. Now, I tend to be a very confident person; I didn't work so hard and practice for countless hours to be sheepish about what I can do with a brush pen. But I'm definitely not one to show off, and sometimes drawing in a group can feel like just that. So when I got there, and I ran into Chris Rushing for the first time, I may have been a bit nervous. But then sitting down with my friend Aaron and quickly making friends with the unfamiliar faces around me, I felt at home. This is what I love. And these are people that love what I love.
I can't wait for the next one and I am now a Draft and Draw addict. Chris, get ready, because you are going to have a ton of people wanting to draw together next time.