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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Update your tablet apps, because it's here:
You can now post your artwork from SketchBook Pro or SketchBook Express on an iOS tablet or Android tablet directly to deviantART. For Sketchbook Express users on Android, this update is still in the works. Please stay tuned.
DeviantART is not only the largest art community on the web, but it's the largest gathering of art and artists in the history of the world. The SketchBook team was lucky enough to meet some of these fine artists in person at the largest DeviantMEET ever, which was part of Autodesk CAVE.
We hope you'll be inspired by the amazing art in our Community, and please feel free to join on in the fun.
The Pixlr team had an awesome time creating assets in SketchBook Pro and now you can easily share them on your photos for an extra touch of creativity.
And to top it all off, SketchBook Mobile, SketchBook Pro, and SketchBook for Mac are all on sale! Happy Holidays from the whole SketchBook Team!
If you missed it, we ran a 30 day challenge on our DeviantART group called 'Drawtober'. Every day, a new random prompt was given as inspiration to start a drawing. Thanks to everyone who participated. We really had a blast, and we hope you did too.
The SketchBook Team rounded up some of our favorites to share with you. Click the image below to check them out!