Last week I was given the wonderful opportunity to visit the Lipton Ice Tea pop in at the Hoxton Gallery, it was a super early start for me so it was nice to get the chance to wander into London at that time of the day. As an artist myself often there aren’t too many interactive creative events but I loved the fact that I could challenge my drawings skills with a chance to create something using a virtual reality headset.
Now I am rather rubbish when it comes to drawing anything virtually but it was so much fun, there were different settings and I really enjoyed the space background were you could draw with glittery stars. I didn’t realise that the whole virtual; experience was so immersive and the session went by so quickly. I created a few drawings, they weren’t the best creation I had ever done but I had so much fun working the headset and getting to use the controls rather than creating something with pen and paper.
Dotted about the room while I sipped on my Lipton Ice Tea were large sheets of paper and a wonderful creative guy called Doodle Man, we had a good chat about drawing as obviously i adore drawing. His illustration work adorned the walls of the gallery and we were encouraged to fill the space with thick marker pens and black ink. I took part in a little drawing workshop where Doodle Man got us to create doodles in 10 seconds trying to think on our feet and just create, it definitely got my brain working at 9 am, making me feel like I had extended my weekend way into Monday morning. If you had the chance to extend your weekend what fun things would you get upto?