Illustration totem

In the run up to character design festival Pictoplasma, which will be held in Berlin in April, illustration promoters Inkygoodness will be holding a live draw-off in three UK cities.

Specially made wooden totems will be created for the event, which will then be decorated and personalised by artists, such as McBess, Matt Dent, Mister Millerchip and Toy Factory, in a collaborative mash-up of spray paint, ink and doodles.

Inkygoodness' character totem
Inkygoodness’ character totem

The first event kicks off at Vibe Bar in London’s Shoreditch on 19 February before moving on to The Tobacco Factory in Bristol on 5 March, and Soup Kitchen on 12 March in Manchester.

The resulting artworks will then be exhibited as part of the official Pictoplasma Character Walk in Berlin at the Neurotitan Gallery.

If sitting back and watching others draw isn’t really your style, then Inkygoodness’ related and first online project will satisfy those doodle cravings. You can download a totem from the Inkygoodness site, make it your own and submit it to be uploaded to the online gallery.

One of the totems that will be decorated by the artist during the tour, and that can be downloaded for Inkygoodness' online exhibition
One of the totems that will be decorated by the artist during the tour, and that can be downloaded for Inkygoodness’ online exhibition

Organisers say, ‘With the birth of our first totem we went a bit crazy; photos were taken at the studio and in a burst of excitement emailed to our friends, printed off and spontaneously drawn all over! We had so much fun looking at these drawings that we thought what better way to celebrate the birth of the first totem than by sharing the experience.’

The best entries will join their 3D counterparts in Berlin at Pictoplasma.

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