An amazing presentation by Martin Willers of sketches that show how to use the inspiration of life to lift the possibilities of humanity to new heights!
"Presentation of the Day" on January 15, 2013.
Talented illustrator Jake Lockett takes us through his life in drawing through a chronological romp through his stetch books, from year 2 to year 24. See some of the incredible sketches Jake has done throughout the years and how far he has come since his toddler days.
"I grabbed the book, turned it upside down, and suddenly it had totally different feel. This was my of eureka moment."
In Dale's Sketchbook from PechaKucha Night Williamsburg, Dale Weiss shares how he was inspired by The Sketchbook Project, a creative endeavor started in Brooklyn, NY, that sends sketchbooks to individuals who fill them with their work, send them back, where they are archived in a traveling library of over 30,000 other sketchbooks. Weiss talks about the year-long creative journey of making his first official sketchbook. Here he shows off some selected pages and describes the process that sketchbook took him through.
This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 13th, 2015.
"I imagine ... how the mechanical world and the natural world might merge together."
In Drawing Inspiration from PechaKucha Night Oklahoma City Vol. 4, Adam Lanman shares his drawings and explains how he can imagine the natural world functioning in mechanical ways. Throughout years of studying the poetics of the built environment, Lanman has created a massive collection of drawings, methods and subjects. Lanman’s presentation illuminates a series of works exploring the space between fine art and applied art. With his artistic pursuits, Lanman hopes to renew public interest in the mundanity of surroundings that they take for granted while keeping in mind a simple but powerful thesis: if we want to change the places we live, we must first change the way we see.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, August, 15th 2016.
"I'm interested in the peaceful, private experience between each piece and its user."
In Design Life from PechaKucha Night Buffalo Vol. 16, designer and principal of Manuel Barreto Studio, Pedro Manuel shares a poignant and personal glimpse into his inspiration and practice, from Portugal to Buffalo, exploring how design affects our lives and the relation between the user and the environment.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, August 9th, 2016.
In "Sketchbooks" from PechaKucha Night Cambridge Vol.6, a graphic designer Richard Slade tells us about his love of drawing and how at the age of 11, with a gift of a sketchpad and pencils started his first sketchbook. Three decades later he has a collection of 52 sketchbooks that chart the course of his education, career and personal life.
How do you bounce back creatively after a divorce, when you've been scrapbooking your perfect life for years? You trade in those expensive stickers for a sharpie pen! Lana Rappette talks about how her scrapbook hobby evolved to drawing cartoons in her PK "From Scrapbook to Scetchbook."
Pepe Villegas draws inspiration from his life circumstances in New York and Miami. Living life on life's terms, he takes the good with the bad to create drawings, paintings, and an art object series based on the fundamentals of his architecture education. He did some modeling along the way too!