A couple of days ago we announced the second edition of Talk & Draw 010, and I’m really excited to see that already 21 people confirmed they’re coming via Meetup and Facebook, and in addition another 79 are interested in coming!

In one month time, since the launch of this new and crisp creative event in Rotterdam, the Talk & Draw 010 community has grown rapidly and now counts almost 100 members on Meetup, and 172 followers on Facebook.

I feel that this proves the need for such an event in Rotterdam, where upcoming and established visual artists come together to share their passion for drawing, work on new or continuing projects, find peer-to-peer feedback and of course drink a beer or two together.

> This month our guest presenter is Marloes De Vries!
(Please note: her talk is in Dutch)

After graduating from art school, Marloes worked as a graphic designer and art director. In 2010 however, she took the leap to working as a freelance illustrator, which was always her true love. Today she’s an award winning illlustrator who has illustrated for numerous books and magazines. Known for her illustrator diaries, she exhibited in the U.S.A, U.K and the Netherlands. Also she writes very useful blog posts about the business of illustration. On Talk & Draw she’ll be telling more on how to launch your illustration career, what prices to ask for your work and what copyrights are.

During the event you can work on your ongoing drawing projects or get inspired by the presentation and try out something different! A great opportunity to get away from your desk and/or computer and get your hands dirty on paper!

So bring your sketchbook and drawing utensils as you like, make sure to tell other serial drawing enthusiasts about it and get ready for some fun and inspiration!

> Who is Talk & Draw for?
For the international Rotterdam based community of illustrators, graphic designers, visual designers, drawing artists, serial doodlers and drawing enthusiasts! Anyone sharing the enthusiasm for drawing and meeting other creative people is welcome.

> What do I need to bring?
Your own drawing materials.

> Why should I go to Talk & Draw?
Meet other creative people, inspire and learn from each other in a great space while enjoying a beer or two and listening to some nice tunes playing in the background.
Talk & Draw is a great opportunity to get away from your desk and computer and get your hands dirty on paper!

> When and where does Talk & Draw take place?
19:00 – 22:00 at Digital Playground. Schilderstraat 26-A-28A (in between Schiedamsedijk and Witte de Withstraat) Doors open at 19:00, presentation starts at 19:15

> What does it cost to go Talk & Draw?
Nada! We offer all this fun and excitement to you for free. Because it’s your presence and creative energy that makes the difference, not how much cash you got in your pocket.

> Are drinks included?
You can buy your drinks straight from the fridge in Digital Playground. Bring CASH since there’s no pin!.

> Join us!
Would you like to share your work and experience at Talk & Draw? We’d love to have you as a guest presenter! We’re always looking for visual artists that can share some of their work with us. An insight, a technique, something about making your business out of drawing, failure or success, it can all be of great value to drawing-enthusiasts. So get in touch!

> How can I attend a Talk & Draw?
Since we have a capacity limit of 40 people, we ask you to RSVP on our Meet-Up event page or Facebook event so we can keep track of the number of people coming.