Monday, March 12, 2018

Live Performance Drawing - Friday March 16th 2018 - Arabesque World Dance

Friday March 16th 2018 (Gallery Hop)
Live Performance Drawing 
"Oritentale Odyssey" 

Come join fellow sketchers as we are guests to enjoy the great live performances by several talented traditional middle eastern style dancers including Hala Alimah Belly Dance Troupe!

Thanks to Safiya Nawaar and AWD for being drawing friendly venue! 

5 - 8p, Arabesque World Dance, 451-B Chair Avenue, Lexington, Kentucky 40508

Facebook EVENT:

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Developing Your Visual Memory

Wouldn't you like to be able to draw from your visual memory?  We all see such fantastic and amazing events and things in our lives - many which happen so quickly or unexpectedly that we can't draw them or take a photo.

"If you think about it, all life drawing and painting is at some point being done from the artist's memory."  - Darren Rouser from the introduction of his book, 

Memory Drawing: Perceptual Training and Recall


Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Lexington Comic & Toy Show 2018

Come join us at the 2018 incarnation of the Lexington Comic & Toy Show!  The show gets bigger and better each year!

Now expanded into Rupp Arena as well as Heritage Hall in the Convention Center!

Be part of the fun for their FIFTH YEAR!

We (the CCG) will be set up on the main floor in Artists Alley - table 1408!  

Come by and see us and learn about local comic creators, illustrators, animators - visual storytellers!  Find out about upcoming events, educational opportunities, and talk with some local creatives!

Thursday, November 30, 2017

SVA Masters in Visual Narrative and other Comics related courses

If you are looking to add a Masters in Visual Narrative (comics) to your educational pedigree - this is an excellent opportunity to learn more about this excellent, low residency, master's program chaired by none other than Nathan Fox! Act quickly this happens tomorrow, November 30th. I would advise signing up for the online session ASAP.  

Learn More About the MFA Visual Narrative Program!

Why you will want to join the event:
  • Save time - no cost or travel
  • One-on-one Q+A with chair Nathan Fox
  • Immediate answers to your questions
  • Chat live in groups
  • Easily join in from anywhere
  • Register at

Even if you miss this informational event, you should explore the options at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) from from this Masters program to online, and summer course in creating comics!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Safiya Nawaar : Photo Ken Ferrell
Live performance drawing opportunity this Friday!  This is a free event - by the generosity of
Arabesque World Dance studio and their Gallery Hop performance (four professional dancers will present!) from 5-8pm Friday November 17th.

See the Facebook event to RSVP.  Hope to see you there!

Artwork: Jonathan Gilpin
Artwork: Jonathan Gilpin

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Happy Veterans Day everyone.  Dylan Teague is a British artist whose work has appeared in newer Judge Dredd comics.  Here is a link to his blog - hope he will continue to post there - it is a little out of date (2014) - but shows some of the incredible work he puts into his sketchbooks.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

October 2016 CCG Meeting/Workshop

Drawing of various Halloween themed characters demonstratiing the qualiteis of Pentel Pens
Promotional artwork by Jonathan Gilpin
for Kennedy's The Art Part and Nathan Penrod.
We will be having a meeting/workshop Sunday October 16th, 2016 in meeting room B of the Central Lexington Public Library, 143 Main Street, Lexington KY from 1:30 -4:30 PM!

Regular CCG Meeting/Workshop: 
Sunday 10/16/16 - 1:30-4:30 pm - Lexington Public Library - Central Branch Meeting Room B-
regular meeting with:

  • Meet and Greet
  • Announcements
  • News
  • Round Table Review
  • Themed Life Drawing - maybe a little Star Trek TNG cosplay?
  • Print Project Overview get a packet explaining the project and how to submit (submission requirements)) Newspaper style comics and a calendar!!
  • Video Project Overview (get involved now!)
    Email if you have any questions about the meeting. Hope to see you there!