A short trailer from my Legendeer Program. Art informed by adventure.
Making art isn’t a monologue, it’s a dialogue between your materials and your intent. Really, it’s more of a scream in your face yelling match, that gets a little too honest sometimes.
The new Legendeer Challenge has been posted. Accepting submissions through Sunday, June 8th, 12pm EST.
Post completed challenges to the Legendeer Facebook group; home to a community of illustrators, designers, art directors, climbers, runners, athletes, outdoorsmen (people), writers, musicians, entrepreneurs, hobbyists, and professionals who find common ground through Story.
This summer, think of it as a curriculum for your sketchbook.
Legendeer, life is story.
We’ll be covering: Ideation, Intellectual Property Development, and the Shaping of Personal Voice through Adventure and Experience.
This course is a non-credited class being offered through Virginia Commonwealth University and is open to anyone wanting to author their own content.
One week, Two week and weekend sessions available.
The creative process is the common thread between all creative disciplines from illustration, design, writing, music, comics, concept art, entrepreneurship to fine art. Over the years, I’ve worked with some exceptional artists across a wide range of disciplines.
As an industry leader in illustration for over fifteen years, a painter, writer, a Professor at VCU, as well as Director of the Career Mentorship program at The Art Department, my specialty has been in developing systems in ideation and problem solving that scale up to include development of content, problem framing, and the ability to author personal projects and outcomes.
Legendeer focuses on training creatives to look to their own life experiences as the catalyst of creative outcomes.
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Legendeer CHALLENGE 7: UP
This week, we climb. Now, this is a relative term. Some of you may choose to free solo, others may prefer a flight of steps. The extent to which you climb and the risk, are entirely up to you. Please be safe.
The challenge is presented in two parts. Part 1. You are to observe and document the destination to which you plan to climb from your vantage point below. Part 2. Document that place where you were standing from the vantage point above.
This week’s objective focuses on physicality and goal setting. By documenting that which we intend to climb, and, in turn, document that which we did climb, we have the ability to state our intent through our work, and to document proof of its execution.
Be safe, climb smart, and take all precautions to exercise within your limits.
* Legendeer and it’s creators are not liable for injury resulting from optional challenges.
When completed, post your words, your photos, drawings, video, music, story or preferred method of creativity in the Facebook group. www.facebook.com/groups/legendeer/
#Legendeer. Life is story.
Jeremy Collins featured in video. Support him on Kickstarter here: http://goo.gl/YkIQQE
How to Start a Career in Illustration- new blog post here: http://blog.sterlinghundley.com/
In response to questions related to building a career in illustration, I put down some rambling thoughts. Not very eloquent, but to the point:
Excerpt: ” Invest in your career and build your audience. You should seek commissioned work that comes from the top down, as well as creating products that are available to your developing group of supporters from the bottom up. Pursue multiple streams of revenue, and put yourself into situations where you are surrounded by supportive, like-minded individuals.”
Registration for my Legendeer summer workshop in Richmond, Virginia opens on Monday, April 21st. Art, Adventure, Community, Ideation, Intellectual Property and Personal Voice development.
Session 1. 7.7- 7.13.
Session 2. 7.12- 7.19.
Details to come.
*Housing available through Virginia Commonwealth University.
CHALLENGE 6: MONSTER HUNT
Find your way to a relatively remote place in nature for this challenge (for those of you bound to a city, your urban jungle will work just fine). Keep your eyes open for things that lurk in the wild. Document any signs of the unexplainable while you are there- footprints, claw marks, and other signs that something else shares the woods with you. Of course, if you have any direct sightings of things which can not be explained, be sure to share your documentation, findings, your theories, and your experiences within the Legendeer Facebook group.
You have permission to let your imagination run wild during this week’s challenge.
Narrative development- the human mind naturally draws associations between disconnected things. Through priming with the introduction of the architecture of a simple narrative, we begin to look for clues and signs by which to complete that narrative. Priming can be a powerful tool in narrative development, as “an implicit memory effect in which exposure to one stimulus influences a response to another stimulus.” (from Wikipedia)
Legendeer. Life is story.