About a month ago I went to a really cool draw event over in the Wynwood distract of Miami. Tons of people, pens, and paper with everyone out sketching one another. There were some power players there like Brian Butler
and Jose Mertz
, but also lots of novices. The vibe was great (with no ego) and just a love for drawing from everyone. The entire thing was put together by the developers of the Sktchy app
. I was impressed an event like this was happening right in my backyard.
Over the course of the next few weeks I've gotten to play with the Sktchy app and also got to know the man behind it, Jordan Melnick. We shared some beers and discussed the incredible art community we both get to be a part of. Sktchy really is a great tool, folks upload a photo of themselves and the community draws them. You can sketch, paint, doodle it however you'd like and then upload and share your rendition. I've been discovering some really great artists on there and asked Jordan if he'd like to host interviews with some of my favorites.
Here's an exclusive Q&A
between Jordan and one of those artists, Patrick Parks
. Patrick creates portraits that reveal a flair for fashion, a confidence in color and an ability to express strong human emotion with just a few lines.