While there are so many exhibits to check out over four floors in a variety of subject matter and a variety of 2D and 3D media, there is much more to Artomatic than just visual exhibits. There are all kinds of events—ranging from educational workshops to live performances—that are also held as well. On Friday, November 13 I decided to check out my first event called DC Drink and Draw. The premise of that event is self-explanatory: People bring their art supplies to draw whatever they want while drinking a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages from the nearby bar. Here are a few photos of what it’s like.
The next photo shows one of my own drawings as a work in progress.
Here is what it looked like when I finished it and scanned it into the computer using a scanner.
I did a 1950’s style illustration where I had a female poodle wear a human skirt (in a parody of the 1950’s poodle skirt fashion). I did one other drawing that evening but it’s way more serious.
This event took place on the same day as those horrible terrorist attacks that took place in France by members of the group known alternatively as ISIS or ISIL. Babar the elephant was created in France and I used to love reading his stories when I was a child. I felt that it made sense to have Babar crying over the newspaper headline regarding Paris.
As of this writing it looks like it’s the only DC Drink and Draw event that was scheduled at Artomatic but anything can change. Check the Events schedule for any word about whether this event will be repeated as well as any other events that will be happening at Artomatic. You can also keep up-to-date on any future DC Drink and Draw events through Meetup, Facebook, or Twitter.