From Lorne Lanning to Syd Mead, Scott Robertson to Neil Gaiman: there was someone speaking for every discipline of creativity at the very first Autodesk CAVE.
CAVE was an experiment in imagination: weaving together the common threads that unite all artists. Cultivating a new idea, entertaining an audience, visual communication, sharing a story.
But participation at CAVE went beyond ideas and into reality with crowd sourced character creation, life drawing, and demonstrations in the most advanced tablet technology.
The SketchBook team held an exclusive meet and greet with the developers Mathieu Lesage from Toronto and Toby-Lei Wang from Shangai to show off new features in SketchBook 7. As an added bonus, Joe Quesada stopped in to talk about his process as the Chief Creative Officer for Marvel.
Lorne Lanning issued a challenge at the beginning of the day: text a special number with your one sentence pitch for a character. Attendees were able to vote on which character design was the best. At the closing ceremony, the top three designs were drawn live in SketchBook Pro on Microsoft Surface 2 tablets by artists Dave Bentley, Bobby Chiu and Calum Watt.
The cutting edge technology and keynote speeches were accentuated by galleries of art sourced from the community. Special hardcover sketchbooks and Copic markers were given out to attendees to capture inspiration on the fly.
We can't wait for our next adventure in exploring imagination. We hope you'll join us.
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