GDG Goes to Arludik Galerie in Paris

It is often said that the medium of comics, animation or video game is the prerogative of the male artists. Yet like the famous Gallic village that resists the Romans, the U.S. group “Girls Drawin’Girls” composed exclusively of “Girls who draw girls” actively involved in balancing the trend. No protest or activist this bunch of girls who define them even simply as “independent, sensual, offset, different, accepting their sensuality and sexuality”. This show brings together more than a hundred girls spread around the world who work in animation, video games and comics, and under the banner “Girls Drawin’Girls”.
For the first time, “Girls Drawin’Girls” left the United States and arrived in Paris to present a series of Pin Up (drawings, watercolors, gouaches and digital) specially made ​​for Arludik gallery. The founder Melody Severns, accompanied by some girls in the group will travel to participate in the opening of the exhibition’s most glamorous of the year.
Opening and book signing Thursday, May 9 from 18:30

Thursday, May 9th, 6:30 – 9PM
12 Rue Saint-Louis en l’Île 75004 Paris, France
+33 1 43 26 19 22
www.arludik.com

MUSE-BOX Motown

You have been invited to the premier reception/party on SATURDAY MARCH 23rd at a private loft location.

MUSE-BOX will feature an incredible lineup of works from accomplished Los Angeles based artists. And the eclectic sounds of the evening will be provided by Extra Mild Sauce resident DJ and co-founder, Derrick Wize.

7PM – Midnight
$10 admission (can be applied towards art purchases)
Complimentary cocktails provided.
Must RSVP to musebox2013@gmail.com

For those that would like to be kept informed about general MUSE-BOX news including future receptions and available artwork, you can submit your email address for the newsletter HERE…
http://eepurl.com/uWWNr

Artists that would like their work to be considered for MUSE-BOX can submit their information HERE…
http://eepurl.com/uWP3T

MUSE-BOX Premier Reception/Party

You have been invited to the premier reception/party on SATURDAY FEBRUARY 23rd at a private loft location.

MUSE-BOX will feature an incredible lineup of works from accomplished Los Angeles based artists. And the eclectic sounds of the evening will be provided by Extra Mild Sauce resident DJ and co-founder, Derrick Wize.

5PM – Midnight
$10 admission (can be applied towards art purchases)
Complimentary cocktails provided.
Must RSVP to musebox2013@gmail.com

For those that would like to be kept informed about general MUSE-BOX news including future receptions and available artwork, you can submit your email address for the newsletter HERE…
http://eepurl.com/uWWNr

Artists that would like their work to be considered for MUSE-BOX can submit their information HERE…
http://eepurl.com/uWP3T

Artist Spotlight: Danni Shinya Luo

Who is your biggest inspiration as a woman artist? 
My biggest inspiration is female artists like Clair Wendling, Junko Mizuno, and Takahashi Rumiko
You have a fan base filled with both men and women.  How do you think your pin up art is able to attract both sexes? 
I think my art speaks to both sexes because beauty and femininity is a universal language.  Everyone can enjoy aesthetically pleasing curves and colors, it’s not just for one gender or the other.
What do you think is the sexiest feature or attribute a woman can have?
Confidence is the sexiest attribute a woman can have.  If you are not confident in your own identity it wouldn’t matter if you’re good looking.  Confidence is what brings out all the other good elements in a person.
When did you discover that you wanted to be an artist for your career choice?
I decided that half way through high school, when me and my family found out about Art Center College of Design.  Then after I started taking night classes there and putting together my entry portfolio I knew this was going to be a serious path.
What advice do you have for young women artists who are seeking a career in art?
For all the girls/women out there, I think there are 2 most important things you need to remember.  First one is to hone your craft, never stop improving yourself, “good enough” is simply not enough, look among your peers, ask “does my art stand out?”.  Secondly, don’t make art without a purpose, no matter what your subject matter is, you can make it interesting by having a little story or a message behind it, an image without an idea  will not be remembered.

Want to be a part of GirlsDrawinGirls?

If you would like to be a member of GirlsDrawinGirls for the 2013 membership year, please send samples of your work, with an emphasis on figure drawing and pin up art to: girlsdrawingirls@gmail.com.  In addition to your submission, there will be a $5 non-refundable submission processing fee, made payable via paypal to girlsdrawingirls@gmail.com.  If selected, the $5 submission processing fee will be deducted from the $50 annual membership fee.  Indicate your name in the paypal memo area.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact GirlsDrawinGirls at our gmail account.  You will be notified, after your body of work has been reviewed whether you have been selected by, or before 2/10/13.

Artist Spotlight: Liz Heck

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What is your own personal take on what makes a woman sexy and how do you translate that into your pin up art? Confidence is the key to being sexy. When you exude true confidence, you say to the world- I like me, so you should too! I can always tell if a drawing is going to be successful when I truly like it while I’m working on it. Of course, not everyone will like it, but the fact that I enjoyed myself while I was drawing it and I am proud of the result is what makes it a successful piece.

You have a popular tumblr site featuring your adorable and quite funny comics, how did you get started in the realm of comics?  I started my Tumblr site last year as my New Year’s resolution. I have always enjoyed drawing comics, but felt frustrated whenever I tried to draw them. I didn’t know what I wanted to say, or how to be funny, or what to draw. My husband convinced me start a blog, and reminded me that sometimes you need to do the work in order to find the results. Eventually, I started to find my own voice and figure out what I wanted to say.

What have been your personal obstacles to overcome as a professional woman artist? As a professional woman artist, it’s very important to me that I be taken seriously. I think in a male-dominated field, women sometimes get special treatment. This is not to say that all or even most men in animation treat women differently, but it does happen, and it has always been important that I stay employed and am respected by my coworkers for my hard work alone.  Where do you get your inspiration? When I started doing these comics, my inspiration came mostly from animals and their unique traits. Then, as I did more, I started to pay more attention to people and how they interact. Now, I get inspired by funny things that happen in conversation, things I see while I’m driving to work, or walking my dogs, or on TV- just stuff that happens all around me.

What advice would you have for girls aspiring to take on an artistic career? My advice for women aspiring to take on an artistic career is do the work and don’t give up! I have failed a million times in my career, or when I was working towards my career, and I still fail all of the time. It’s important to keep working and believe in your abilities. Great things come from that!

Past Events Archive

An archive of past Events that GDG’s has participated.

 

PAST EVENTS

June 2018     Pinup Art Show at Pinup Pole Show in Hollywood
March  2018     Eagle-Con

Oct 2017       Sony World Animation Celebration
July 2017      San Diego Comic-Con
June 2017     Pinup Art Show at Pinup Pole Show in Hollywood
May 2017     Book signing at Galerie Arludik in Paris, France
Mar 2017     Pinup Art Show at Pinup Pole Show in Hollywood
Oct 2016     New York Comic-Con

Aug 2016     Pinup Art Show at Pinup Pole Show in Hollywood
July 2016     San Diego Comic-Con
July 2016     San Diego Comic-Con Show at Chuck Jones Gallery in San Diego
Feb 2016     Laluzapalooza at La Luz De Jesus Gallery
Oct 2015     New York Comic-Con
July 2015     “What’s Pinup, Doc?” 10th Anniversary Show at Chuck Jones Gallery in San Diego
Jun 2015     “UCLA Animation Workshop” talk
Nov 2014     “The Empowerment of the Pin-Up” at the Wallance L Anderson Gallery in Boston
May 2014     Red Dot Auction at Chuck Jones Center for Creativity
Apr 2014     “Soiree De Filles” Art Show at Gallery 1548 Los Angeles
Sept 2013      Book Signing at The Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco
July 2013       San Diego Comic-Con 2013
June 2013     Pasadena Chalk Festival
May 2013       Gallery Show at Galerie Arludik in Paris, France
April 2013      C2E2 Comic Convention in Chicago
March 2013   “Motown March” Gallery Show
Feb 2013       “Muse-box” Gallery Show
Feb 2013       “Press Paws” Gallery Show at Gallery Nucleus in Pasadena
Oct 2012        “Highway Hotties” GDG Presents the Art of Natalie Zigal” Gallery Show at the Automobile Driving Museum
July 2012       San Diego Comic-Con 2012
July 2012       “GirlsDrawinONGirls” Gallery Show at Flower Pepper Gallery in Pasadena
June 2012     “Sunday, Bloody Sunday” Gallery Show at Mom’s Bar in Santa Monica
March 2012   “For the Love of Fromage” Gallery Show at Mom’s Bar in Santa Monica
July 2011       San Diego Comic-Con 2011
July 2011       “The Way Nature Made Her” Gallery Show at Vlad the Retailer
Oct 2010        New York Comic Con
Aug 2010       Book Signing at The Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco
July 2010       NYC Gallery Show sponsored by Antagonist Art Movement
July 2010       San Diego Comic-Con 2010
June 2010     Pasadena Chalk Festival
Feb 2010       Vlad the Retailer Gallery, Silverlake, CA “Bitter / Sweet Valentine”
Dec 2009       Miss Scarlet in the Parlor, Echo Park, CA, “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”
Oct 2009        Hyaena Gallery, Burbank CA, “Halloween Show”
Sept 2009      The Hive Galley, Los Angeles, CA, Featured Artists
Aug 2009       Meltdown Gallery & Comics, Hollywood, CA “Girls of Summer”
July 2009       2009 San Diego Comic-Con, San Diego, CA
June 2009     16th Annual Pasadena Chalk Festival, Pasadena CA
Mar 2009       Studio 806, Santa Monica, CA “The Studio 806 Show”
July 2008       2009 San Diego Comic-Con, San Diego, CA
June 2008     The Hive Gallery, Los Angeles, CA “Vol II Premiere Show”
June 2008     15th Annual Pasadena Chalk Festival, Pasadena CA
Dec 2007       Nordstrom at the Grove, Los Angeles, CA “Seychelles Art Show”
Nov 2007       FastFrame, Glendale, CA “Selected Vol I Gallery Show”
Oct 2007       The Castle Green, Pasadena, CA “Vol I Gallery Art Show”
July 2007       2009 San Diego Comic-Con, San Diego, CA
June 2007     14h Annual Pasadena Chalk Festival, Pasadena CA
(1st Place- Best Animation)
May 2007       “Star Wars” The Vader Project – Darth Vader Helmet by GDG in this touring show
Jan 2007       Pehrspace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA “Vol I Premiere Show”