Okay, don't laugh, but I draw like a one-year-old. I could never get the hang of making a drawing that looked anywhere close to being recognizable. And to think I originally studied to be an Architect. Well, at least in the radio business, I don't have to draw anything.

But if you consider yourself decent at drawing objects, or if you just appreciate drawings, Binghamton University has a cool event coming up that you may be interested in.

Binghamton University is hosting its Sixth Annual Drawing Marathon on Friday, September 30h and Saturday, October 1st. The event will be held in Room 133 of the Old Champlain Atrium on the Binghamton University campus and is free and open to the public.

So what exactly is the Drawing Marathon all about? Up to a dozen selected artists will need to complete a full-size figure drawing over a 24-hour period. According to Binghamton University Drawing Marathon organizers:

Artists will draw with charcoal on large sheets of prepared paper (provided by the organizers) from a clothed, live model, who will pose for the entirety of the marathon. Short breaks will be given, but artists will be at work for the run of the marathon. -  Binghamton University

The public is welcome to observe the artists over the 24-hour Drawing Marathon. Prizes will be awarded for a jury prize on the basis and a people's prize, which will be determined on the basis of qualitative comments received by the public.

If you would like to apply to be an artist for the Drawing Marathon, send a PDF file with up to 10 samples of your best figure drawings to drawing@binghamton.edu. The deadline to apply is Sunday, September 25th, 2022.

via Binghamton University

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