Live Drawing with Artists at LightBox Expo Online


It’s been a wild year. 2020 has taught us to hang on to the good times and surround ourselves with friends and family — virtually, that is. Though we won’t be hopping on a plane to sunny Pasadena this year, we’re ecstatic to join LightBox Expo Online and still be able to connect with our artist friends across the globe.

LightBox Expo 2019

Multi-artist sessions

Over the LightBox weekend, we’ll be hosting four, collaborative creative sessions with a selection of artists who push the boundaries in animation, concept art, VisDev and beyond. These multi-artist sessions are made possible thanks to Magma Studio, a brand-new professional-grade application that works directly in your browser. Magma Studio puts the power of instant creativity at your fingertips without the need to install anything on your device, just open a link in your browser and start creating. Magma Studio runs on every device (including Chromebooks) in the world, allows you to collaborate with your coworkers seamlessly and solves the problem of the inability to effectively work with colleagues on currently available, non-remote tools. Not only does Magma Studio autosave your work and keep it safe in the cloud, it makes it a truly living document which can be edited in real-time in a non-conflicting manner by up to 30 people at once.

Here’s a sneak peek of Magma Studio in action:

Pretty amazing, right?

We can’t wait to see what our featured artists have in store. Check out our LightBox multi-artist sessions below and don’t forget to register to reserve your spot!

Wacom Multi-Artist Discussion & Drawing Session

Friday, September 11th from 6-7PM PST

Join Oscar-winning director Everett Downing, Chrystin Garland, Justin Copeland, Chase Conley, Ifesinachi Orjiekwe, Kofi Ofosu, DJ Welch, and Sanford Greene for a collaborative, live drawing session and chat. The artists will show off their skills using Magma Studio. Register to join in on the conversation!

Register here >

Wacom Multi-Artist Drawing Super Collab!

Friday, September 11th from 8-9PM PST

A super collab with super artists! Join TB Choi, Helen Mingjue Chen, Ami Thompson, Alex Konstad, Kim Jung Gi, Jorge R. Gutierrez and Sunmin Inn for the ultimate creative collaboration using Magma Studio.

Register here >

Wacom’s VisDev All-Stars Art Jam Session!

Saturday, September 12th from 9-10AM PST

Get in on an art jam session with all of your VisDev favorites! Join Nathan Fowkes, Helen Mingjue Chen, Zac Retz, Kei Acedera, Betsy Bauer, Shannon Tindle and Mark Anthony for lively discussion and real-time drawing using Magma Studio.

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Wacom Multi-Artist Creature Creation

Sunday, September 13th from  11AM – 12PM PST

Join Roberto Ribeiro Padula, Crash McCreery, Kei Acedera, Brynn Metheney, Terryl Whitlatch, Christian Alzmann, Peter Han and Karla Ortiz for a creature collab! The artists will bring creatures to life using the new multi-user art application, Magma Studio.

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Panel with the community behind #DrawingWhileBlack: Q&A

In addition to our Magma Studio sessions, we will host a live panel with illustrator and #DrawingWhileBlack creator, Abelle Hayford. Abelle will be joined by Umaimah Damakka, Manny Edeko and Mariama Alizor to discuss the viral hashtag that promotes and advocates for black artists worldwide.

Saturday, September 12th from 11AM – 12PM PST

Register here >

Request access to the #DrawingWhileBlack directory!

Follow Abelle!

Abelle will also join us for an exciting Instagram takeover on Friday, September 11th — be sure to follow us to stay in the loop.

Abelle Hayford is a freelance illustrator and color designer based in Los Angeles. Some of their clients include Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, Disney, Warner Bros, Penguin, Random House, Netflix, and the New York Times.

We’re looking forward to seeing you all at LightBox Expo Online! Don’t forget to visit our e-store during the event for LightBox promotions.