Posts Tagged: costumes

Sketchbook Sundays – Art Depth

Tonight I changed Sketchbook Sundays up a bit. I got a chance to check out Art Depth – a free, interactive art event held at the Crimson Lounge in downtown Chicago. This years party was called GODDESS, and was complete with live painting, a showing of Summer Romero’s gorgeous handmade + eco-friendly fashion line Gaianauta , ayurvedic and reiki healers, an impromptu photo studio, music & burlesque.
Art depth: GODDESS

figure drawing at art depth

art depth figure drawing

There were figure models posing and supplies to draw with. I had fun drawing the incredible bird masks + costumes the models were wearing. Since it’s been a while since I’ve done any figure drawing, I’m a little rusty – so I thought that this week I’d share some of the amazing art by featured artists Jessica Juarez and David Abed.

art depth

Painting by Jessica Juarez

live painting at art deptch

October is Chicago Artists Month, so there are lots of great events going on. If you live in or are visiting the city, be sure to get out there, support some artists & get inspired to create!

photos: ©  Elizabeth Paige Davison 2013

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Coney Island Mermaid Parade

coney island mermaid parade

The Coney Island Mermaid Parade is the nations largest art parade, where people dress up as mermaids, mermen + other sea creatures. It almost didn’t happen this year due to hurricane sandy – but it was saved thanks to everyone who donated to the parades kickstarter campaign. I always enjoy the creativity that goes into the costumes, floats and performances. One of these days I’d love to perform – but for the last few years I’ve been having too much fun running around, taking candid photos of mermaids on the boardwalk.

You can find more photos that I’ve taken at previous Mermaid Parades here 

coney island mermaid parade

coney island mermaid parade

coney island mermaid parade

coney island mermaid parade

coney island mermaid parade

coney island mermaid parade

coney island mermaid parade

coney island mermaid parade

coney island mermaid parade

coney island mermaid parade

coney island mermaid parade

photos: © Elizabeth Paige Davison 2013 – More photos on my flickr page

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