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The Spoils

Jun 9, 2014 / 13 notes

A short trailer from my Legendeer Program. Art informed by adventure. 

Jun 2, 2014 / 12 notes

We no longer access information; we are accessed. Videos, images, movies, games, music and every other pervasive call to our senses has numbed us to our own considerations. Consideration, after all, requires time. As we give away more of the precious stuff to live virtually and vicariously through the lives of others, we lose sight of our intent. It is from this intent, that we derive content. Mined from our personal experiences, and coupled with those things that permeate our time, it becomes a commentary on the here and now.

Legendeer. Life is story. 

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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. 
www.legendeer.org
Jun 2, 2014 / 6 notes

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. 

www.legendeer.org

Creativity breathes life.
 Legendeer
Jun 2, 2014 / 16 notes
May 29, 2014 / 18 notes

To an artist, there is nothing more challenging than staring into the endless possibilities of a blank canvas. In it lies an untarnished perfection of a future yet realized and all our ambitions to bring into existence something authentic, original and honest. Yet, we struggle less with “how” we will work than “what” we will create. The Legendeer Workshop will teach creatives methods in ideation, content development, the shaping of personal voice and stylistic choices that come from the most obvious of places; your own life. Legendeer, life is story. 


www.legendeer.org for information.

May 5, 2014 / 1 note

The Irrational 10th feature on Legendeering

The first press it out about my program, Legendeer, and it’s a heck of a commentary. Thanks to Jason Smith at the Irrational 10th for the kind words and support:

http://blog.irrational10th.com/

May 5, 2014 / 4 notes

SUMMER WORKSHOP WITH STERLING HUNDLEY

My summer workshop, Legendeer, is open for registration: http://goo.gl/r9PtWb

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.


info@legendeer.org for details

Apr 16, 2014 / 34 notes

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.

info@legendeer.org

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. Objective. 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.
Apr 14, 2014 / 8 notes

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. 

Objective. 
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.

#LEGENDEER CHALLENGE 4: SHADOWSBegins: 3.30.14Ends: Sunday, 4.6.14 12pm, ESTThis week, you are challenged to pay attention to the shadows of living things.Twice this week, travel to a single location via hiking, biking, paddling, running, or some other physical activity. Document the shadows cast from a living thing at two different times of the day (try to document this event from the same location). Pay attention to the patterns and edges cast from your subject, and how those shadows change with the time of day.When completed, post your words, your photos, drawings, video, music or means of creativity in the Facebook group.https://www.facebook.com/groups/legendeer/As an added challenge, this week, invite someone else to go Legendeering with you!#Legendeer. Life is story.Share with those that might find this interesting. Open to all who believe in the connection between personal experience as creative catalyst.
Mar 30, 2014 / 10 notes

#LEGENDEER CHALLENGE 4: SHADOWS
Begins: 3.30.14
Ends: Sunday, 4.6.14 12pm, EST
This week, you are challenged to pay attention to the shadows of living things.
Twice this week, travel to a single location via hiking, biking, paddling, running, or some other physical activity. Document the shadows cast from a living thing at two different times of the day (try to document this event from the same location). Pay attention to the patterns and edges cast from your subject, and how those shadows change with the time of day.
When completed, post your words, your photos, drawings, video, music or means of creativity in the Facebook group.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/legendeer/

As an added challenge, this week, invite someone else to go Legendeering with you!

#Legendeer. Life is story.

Share with those that might find this interesting. Open to all who believe in the connection between personal experience as creative catalyst.