An Illustrative Inktober

If you’re searching for a place to relax and work on art and celebrate with a welcoming community of like-minded individuals, the Student Interest Group for Illustrators (SIGIL) is an artist’s paradise. Their goal is to facilitate strong connections among art students, and there’s a handful of events coming up. This month is Inktober, meaning a new drawing prompt every day. During club meets, everyone writes down something they want to see drawn, and then each person picks a slip of paper from a hat and draws that.

They host an annual Halloween party the night of Halloween, which involves a costume contest with prizes, pumpkin decorating, and a small photobooth to take retro spooky pictures in. There’s also a Halloween themed gallery each year. This year’s theme: aliens.

Every now and then, visiting artists come to club meetings and do demos, including recent visitor, graphic novelist Chris Moeller. Life drawing sessions are on the last Thursday of each month and models are frequently switched up with different outfits and poses. SIGIL is led by president Ben Nguyen, and club meetings occur on Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. The club is for anyone interested in illustration, from students with a lifetime of experience to beginners, so all are welcome!


Halloween doodle by James O’Toole.

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