I held a live Ustream show yesterday to help promote my Little Women project. Thanks to all who stopped by! I ended up drawing and coloring two watercolor sketches, and gave one away to a lucky viewer at the end of the show.
You can watch the recording of the show here:
Video streaming by Ustream
I will be holding one more broadcast before the Kickstarter campaign ends. It will be on Friday August 31 at 10 AM EST. I will be making more sketches and giving them away to viewers. Go to danidraws.com/danidrawslive to watch and chat.
Only a few more days left to pledge to the Little Women Graphic Novel Project! The project still needs more funding to reach its goal. I would appreciate any help you can provide to spread the word. Thanks so much!
Due to hectic schedules and deadlines, it has been awhile since I have done a live artcast on Ustream. Well never fear! I’ve decided it’s time for me to dust off that webcam and broadcast again!
If you are unfamiliar with my live show, I use a site called Ustream to broadcast live video from my studio while I draw, paint, or whatever. I also like to giveaway sketches and other fun stuff. There is a chat room where people can ask questions, make comments, or just chat. It is an awesome unique experience because I can interact with people in real time and have actual conversations with the audience.
You can watch the show at http://danidraws.com/danidrawslive or on my Ustream channel page.
I’m going to kick off the summer with a brand new, all-for-fun, sketch project. I’m calling it the Summer of Heroes. If you are familiar with the Monster-a-Day project I did last Halloween, this will be similar.
Starting this week and for the rest of the summer, I’m going to create a series of sketch cards depicting my favorite heroes from pop culture. Think Superman, Buffy Summers, and Luke Skywalker. The art will be posted here at the top of this post as I finish them. Check back often to keep track of the progress.
As part of the fun, I will be creating these all on my Ustream show, where you can chat with me in real-time and discuss art, movies, and TV with me while I am drawing. Go here to watch the show and look at the schedule.
Watch the Show: http://danidraws.com/danidrawslive/
Buy the art: http://store.danidraws.com/summer-of-heroes/
Since I’ve started broadcasting on Ustream, I’ve received quite a few questions regarding software, hardware, and how-to of a Ustream show. If you are an artist and are curious about joining the live stream scene, here’s a quick overview of my own setup and techniques.
I hope this helps! I would love to see lots more of you start your own shows. Paste a link in the comments if you do. And let me know if you have additional questions.
What is Ustream?
Ustream is a web service that allows you to easily stream live video over the internet. The site has been used to stream a variety of content such as news broadcasts, concerts, podcasts, or sporting events. In my case, I draw and paint.
Here is an Illustration Friday entry for the theme “Impatience”. I decided to play around with watercolor instead of my usual digital painting.
The original painting is available for sale in my store.
You can also view the making of this painting on Ustream.
This is a Photoshop sketch I made this morning. You can see me creating this painting on Ustream.
I drew these last night on my Ustream broadcast.
The original art from my recent Ustream drawing jam with writer and artist Otis Frampton is now up for sale on eBay.
On May 27 and June 3, Otis and I each drew our own version of the story Little Red Riding Hood, and then colored each other’s drawings. You can view the process for these illustrations here: Part 1 | Part 2
Both pieces are 8.5″x11″ and were drawn and inked on smooth bristol board. I colored Otis’ drawing with watercolor; he finished mine with marker and colored pencil.
The auction will run for three days, so bid fast.
Click here to bid.
UPDATE #2: Thanks again to everyone who came by for part 2 of our joint broadcast. If you missed the second show, you can view it here:
UPDATE: Thanks to everyone who showed up for part 1 of the Ustream drawing jam. The next show will occur Wednesday June 3 at 9 PM ET. Hope to see you there! If you missed the first show, you can view it here:
On Wednesday May 27 at 9 PM ET, I will be holding a joint Ustream broadcast with writer/artist Otis Frampton. The show will feature a live drawing jam where each artist will draw something based on a pre-selected theme. This will be part 1 of 2; the second part will be held next week, where we will color each other’s drawings.
This is sure to be a fun and unique event. Please come, watch, and chat.
For the event, Otis and I will each be broadcasting from our respective shows. You must have each show open in order to see both sides of the jam.
Because of this, I created a special page where you can watch and chat with each show simultaneously: http://www.danijones.com/ustream
However, if for any reason you have trouble viewing here, you can also open each individual show page on Ustream.
Otis Frampton Live: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/Otis-Frampton-Live
Dani Draws: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/dani-draws
Hope to see you there!
More info about Dani Draws Live: http://danidraws.com/dani-draws-live/
Show and Schedule
I have now established a schedule of broadcasting EVERY WEEKDAY MORNING AT 10 AM EST. Each show lasts about an hour. Come, watch, hang out, and chat. http://www.ustream.tv/channel/dani-draws
The show includes a mix of both digital techniques in Photoshop and Illustrator, and traditional painting. These traditional sketches are a part of my Daily Doodle goal that I have mentioned previously. They are mostly pencil sketches and watercolor stuff.
I have two major announcements concerning this traditional work:
Free Doodle Giveaways
Once a week, I am going to give away one sketch that I produce on the show. All you have to do is show up and watch.
Rules and Guidelines
- One sketch will be given away EVERY FRIDAY.
- You need to be in the chat room to participate. This means you must be watching via the Ustream channel page, not on DaniDraws.com or other website where the feed is embedded. You will not need to register with Ustream.
- At the end of the show, one user from the chat room will be randomly picked to receive a free sketch. User must be present to win, otherwise another name will be drawn.
- Winners will be required to provide a real name, email address, and mailing address via private message at the end of the show. This info will not be used for anything other than the purpose of the contest.
Hope to see you there, and good luck!