Hello everyone, I’ve been busy. But everyone else around me has apparently been even busier! I’ve got a bunch of stuff to talk about and for you to look through, although you shouldn’t feel pressured to do anything. I just thought I’d get the word out on these great projects that happen to… well, happen.
First up, a few alumni and acquaintances from my school (Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art) are gathering money to put on their own show at an art gallery that will give them enough publicity. They have amazing work and they’ve really worked hard at getting it done, but it needs to get out there. I’ll let their video speak for itself, but these guys are major talent. They already have a lot of the funds pledged (out of $7500), but the last two week stretch is probably going to crawl, so I thought I’d help get the word out a bit more.
2. Mission Small Business: Library for LAAFA
Second up, my own school is reaching out for some crowdfunding … fun. We’re trying to build a library and lecture area — we have the books and the bookshelves, but because of limited space there needs to be some remodeling work before we can actually access these books. So if you’re interested in helping some young artists grow and learn, take a quick moment to vote. You don’t even need to spend any money, just be signed up on Facebook and login to vote.
If you’re feeling charity-minded and would like to help some poor art students out, go to www.missionsmallbusiness.com and search for “LAAFA” and vote!
3. Autumn Dynasty, a new iPad RTS using Touch controls and featuring Chinese history
I met the guys behind this gem of a game a couple years ago in their little basement in Singapore and at that point the game had already been in development for quite a while. It was a work of passion, starting from when they were in high school and wanted to make something great. Over the years they cobbled together enough funds and resources to make this happen and I’m so glad that it’s finally here. I played a very early version of the game back then and it was already looking pretty darn good, so this final polished version should be fantastic. I highly recommend at least checking out the trailer.
4. Ecorche Blog
Rey Bustos is doing his ecorche class here at LAAFA again and someone from the class has been making incredibly comprehensive and detailed notes about it, each week. For anyone who’s interested in the process of making an ecorche (traditionally, an anatomical model sculpted out of clay), or the class itself, it’s a highly recommended read. Here are the links to the classes posted so far: