Unoccupied

Unoccupied: The Geneva Convention In Pictures

The original Geneva Conventions of 1949 and the 1967 Geneva Conventions for Refugees –– and their respective protocols –– are highly relevant in today’s world. But how many people know what they are and who is holding the world’s governments accountable for the promises they made for you and on your behalf? Unoccupied: The Geneva Convention In Pictures aims to illustrate these complex topics to share them more broadly with us. Shayne Smart, visual thinker and business strategist, presents his idea at the coming The Open Draw Nights in Amsterdam on Monday 19 October and hosts his own event and workshop on Saturday 7 November. Continue reading…

Editorial New Talent

Winners World Illustration Awards 2015

The winners of the World Illustration Awards 2015 have been announced by the Association Of Illustrators. As reported before the jury and participants are predominantly Euro centric, with a strong English and related (e.g. foreign student) presence. This doesn’t affect the quality of the winning entries, but the name suggest internationalism, and we would love to see the exhibition touring metro cities around the globe. Continue reading…

GraphMaster Marker - heaped 2

Professional GraphMaster Marker for the masses

Have you noticed that markers, a great tool for illustrators, are available on the marker either as high or low end with virtually nothing in between, and prices in accordance? Cheaply produced tools don’t quite do justice to the artist and as a result the images suffer from a lack of proper tooling. This is (arguably) of less consequence with pencils than it is with pens or markers. Clemens Roosen of GraphMaster Marker believes that everyone deserves a quality marker to freely express their creative imagination. Continue reading…

The Drawing Center

Call for applications Open Sessions 2016-17 at The Drawing Center NY

After a successful trial, The Drawing Center calls for applications for their second series of Open Sessions, a program created by Lisa Sigal and Nova Benway. Open Sessions is an opportunity for selected artists to find new approaches for contextualizing and exhibiting their work through conversation, public programs, and gallery installations. Artists selected for Open Sessions may or may not draw as their primary means of art-making. Continue reading…

No More Selfies - Get The Picture

No More Selfies – Get The Picture

The term “selfie” became so common that it was recorded in the Oxford dictionary. Especially for Amsterdam Dance Event Drawn Live our artists are making portraits of anyone who wants to replace their selfie with a unique and memorable recollection. Our mission for Amsterdam Dance Event is to make a unique visual document about dance culture during ADE. This is a chance for drawing and illustration to show the power of the medium. Visit our new shop for details (instructions here). Continue reading…