Hey, what’s up Juxtapoz!
The DRAWPOCALYPSE MCA Ink-Off went well, especially for being the first run out. The students have plans in the future for a bracket system as well as larger events. It’s definitely cool to see them organize and implement it themselves.
Previously, we had talked about a city-wide Ink-Off battle that would have different sections of the city compete in brackets (Cooper/Young vs Broad Ave. etc.) and pull in all sorts of graf kids, muralists, or whoever. I seem to recall that there was something like this going on already (ArtBattle?) in different cities, but I can’t help but feel like the more “planned” it is, the more it gets away from the original spirit of the thing.
For example, having someone bring in a huge canvas, all their studio stuff, and having thumbnails and ref on hand before they go up. Half the fun was going up in front of a hundred people, not having any clue what you’re going to draw.