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March+February 2017 Status Update!

CLAW NEWS UPDATE! Fresh from attending Tom Richmond’s CARICATURE workshop in Las Vegas (one of Mad Magazine’s top caricature artists) , CLAW Master Cartoonist Mark Brill presented to the February CLAW Open Swim a ‘skill-share’ of his new found CARICATURE wisdom; and in addition to performing a live CARICATURE demo on members of the awe-inspired audience, there was much rejoicing.

Caricature Demonstration by Mark Brill

Caricature Demonstration by Mark Brill

Use Black Crayon for Shade

Use Black Crayon for Shade

Secret Weapon of the Caricature Artist: Black Crayola Marker felt “Cone” shape tip perfect for line variations

Next Open Swim at Kings Books 7:30 pm 4th Wednesday March 22nd – Theme TBD

MEANWHILE:
CLAW Master Illustrator Jennevieve Schlemmer  was recruited by a local troop of the Girlscouts of America to teach a comics badge class! Jennevieve Reports: “[the girls were all] cranking out many 16 panel/one page comics after another!ALSO: “Commander” RR Anderson reminds readers of Penstuff that Tinkertopia has begun hosting adult-only Tinker Art “Happy Hour” Nites at the shop every 1st and 3rd Thursdays. 



ALSO ALSO:
Members of CLAW are urged to have their overview outlines of 2-3 anthropomorphic fables ready to present at the next secret meeting for inclusion into the first CLAW comic anthology book publication! Details here
PLEASE WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!  Brent Rosenburgh + Megan & Britton Sukys !

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CALL FOR ART: WOMEN OF STAR WARS COMMUNITY ART SHOW

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Brought to you by CLAW & Destiny City Comics

WHAT: Any family friendly fan art celebrating the many wonderful women of Star Wars. (NO over sexualized images or slave Leias, please)

WHERE: DESTINY CITY COMICS, December 6th-31st.

TO APPLY: Create a cool art work, any medium, 24” x 24” or smaller, ready to hang on the wall with a wire hanger. Sawtooth hangers will not be accepted.
December 2-4th: Bring your artwork along with filled out entry form and $5 entry fee to Tinkertopia, 1914 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402 (entry fee waved on first entry for any CLAW member)
Any work sold will be split 70% to artist / 30% to Destiny City Comics.

OPENING: DECEMBER 10, 2016 5-7pm. Being a non-perishable food donation to be entered to win one of many awesome prizes!

**** DOWNLOAD ART ENTRY FORM ****

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FREE Tinker Pumpkin Carving Festival + Workshop w. The CLAW!

CARVING festival of pumpkins

ENLIST NOW with the Cartoonists League of Absurd Washingtonians and Tinkertopia sponsors/supplies all entries with tinker materials; however, you bring your own Pumpkin with Pumpkin Guts REMOVED … free carving festival workshop hangout with Cartoonists!

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It’s Bring Your Own Pumpkin the CLAW’s 4th Annual Tinker Pumpkin Carving Festival! Bring your pumpkins and carving implements to TINKERTOPIA. Be sure to RSVP on our Facebook page so that we have a rough idea of how many to set up the room for. Be it a traditional jack-o-lantern, painted, carved, or prop encrusted, there is only one rule: It has to be created on-site during the allowed time. We do ask that if you’re going to core your pumpkin, you do so at home to keep down on the mess. Costumes, funny hats, and Halloween candy are encouraged. ***MISC. TINKER MATERIALS WILL BE PROVIDED BY TINKERTOPIA*** October is also the time the CLAW fundraisers for the CLAW Student Scholarship fund. Spare change is welcomed to help a lucky student afford art supplies.

• Bring your own pumpkin
• Pre-cored (GUTS REMOVED)
• Bring carving tools
• Bring some back up towels

OCTOBER 26TH – 7:30 – 9:30 pm
at
TINKERTOPIA
1914 Pacific Ave
Tacoma, Washington 98402!

RSVP ON FACEBOOK FREE!

check out these incredible pumpkins from last year:

FREE PUMPKIN CARVING TIPS FROM ART TEACHER MR. TELFORD !

“I typed this up real quick, a few suggestions on pumpkin carving. use some or none 🙂 How to get the most out of your pumpkin.
1) Scrape don’t carve. If you scrape or grind away at your pumpkin you can do shading and fine detail work you wouldn’t be able to if you carve all the way through
2) Cut out a circle out of the bottom, not top of your pumpkin. It will trap light better
3) Spray the inside with a 10/1 mixture of water to bleach
4) Spray the outside with a cheap hairspray to seal it
5) Light your pumpkin, if possible, with a compact fluorescent or led bulb. If you must use a candle you will need to poke some holes in the top for air flow. This is my favorite tip. Minimal heat so the pumpkin lasts longer and it is so much brighter. I usually use a light like this http://www.algogene.com/…/bulb-inside-work-light-fixtures-s…

6) Keep the pumpkin cool, store outdoors.
Following these tips should get you 7-14 days of decorative use.”

 

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