Join host Leonard Cadiente for two hours of open Fashion Sketching from a live model via Zoom.
Fashion, poses, lighting and camera angles are optimized to get the very best from the Zoom format.
Poses run from 2 minutes to 10 minutes and are curated by our host. Classical music is played during the session (though you can mute it if you like).
The ZOOM LINK will be emailed to you with your purchase.
About your host: Leonard Cadiente – After moving to New York City from Hawaii and graduating from Parsons School of Design, Leonard worked with the prolific fashion illustrator, Antonio Lopez and his business partner, Juan Ramos in their studios where they were both instrumental in encouraging him to explore the discomfort of navigating the unknown. Since the 1980’s he has been a creative designer for several brands at Condé Nast including Glamour and Vogue. Presently, with over four decades of graphic design experience, Leonard still smokes (air) cigarettes in the studio as his confident styles continue to evolve with each finished work.
All artwork by @bycadiente
For many of us, there will be a learning curve using ZOOM. As far as these interfaces go, it is very user-friendly. As with anything new, it takes a little time to get the hang of it. So here are a few tips:
If you can, use a desktop or laptop. They are the easiest to control, and of course, provide you with the largest image for you to draw from. If those are not available, a tablet works well. A phone works well but can be so tiny that the group aspect can get a little lost.
Try to get the best WiFi connection you can. For many us, that means being in a certain area of our home or office. It will elevate your experience, though almost everyone we worked with has had a good connection.
Upon entering: When you enter a meeting, your video and audio are off. You may turn them on as we cannot control your camera and audio, but this is not mandatory. Look for the Video and Audio buttons on your screen. (See below for paragraph on Audio.)
The whole joy of connecting with others in these circumstances is seeing each other. There will be a button on your screen (in different places, depending on your device) that says either Gallery View or Speaker View. WE RECOMMEND GALLERY VIEW. That’s the view with all the faces.
One of the best parts of these sessions is sharing work. During our breaks we share our work (you don’t have to). It is truly a joy to see each other’s work.