Drink & Draw April 2019: Portraits That Pop!

Flex your illustrative portraiture skills by focusing not on photorealism, but a more approachable process of using your natural style to create interesting stylistic portraits.  Guests are encouraged to bring photos of people to illustrate, be it family, friends, or famous folks. Or maybe you want to bring a selfie for an alternative headshot! Plus, we’ll have magazines on hand to browse for reference imagery.

Guest artist, Nick Lacke, well known for his pop-cultural references, will lead participants through a variety of illustrative technique using pencils, pens, calligraphy tools and markers on Bristol board. The end result: Eye-catching portraits that really pop!

Nick Lacke is a designer and illustrator living in Chicago, Illinois. He is a Senior Visual Designer at Sprout Social and a compulsive illustrator for his art practice. His work focuses primarily on portraits, pop-culture, and irreverent political commentary. Comics, horror and sci-fi films, and an overbearing love of cats heavily influence him.

Drink and Draw is a low-key drop-in social workshop devoted to drawing practices. There are no pretensions, no prerequisites, and newcomers are always welcome. Bring a sketchbook and basic drawing materials, and invite your friends! Drink & Draw occurs the first Wednesday of every other month and features a special theme and a guest artist. Admission to Drink & Draw is a $15 suggested donation. The event is BYOB, but we do have some wine and beer available with a donation.