Friday, January 30, 2009

Thumbnails for Emotion Project


Here are some quick thumbnail ruffs that I have incorporated into the text for a layout for the book I’m working. These are pretty horrible but act just as place holders and give my editor and publisher an idea of what kind of image will go with the text. These have actually been a lot of fun and were easy to crank out. I will post an in progress page a little later so you can get an idea of design step by step.

The band is the editor’s choice. He wants the characters to all be in music group of some sort. I don’t know why but as soon as it was suggested, but Josie and the Pussy Cats jumped into my head...weird.

Anyway, I hope this is relatively interesting and, yes the drawing swill get better as we continue meeting and refining the process.

More Emotion Studies

Doodles from Salon on Wednesday.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Troll Thursday!

Troll Thursday!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Emotions Further Progress

Hi, thanks for stopping by.
Here are some steps to character discovery and design for the emotions project as seen in the previous post. This is preliminary garbage, I'm trying to find something cool but relatively easy to keep drawing over the course of the spot illustrations needed for the book. I like where the last set is going. Each of these characters will represent a singular emotion so each will be altered again, but I need to get all of this stuff out first. First meeting is on Monday so we'll see where it goes.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Gone Too Soon

Hug someone you love today. There is no telling what may happen tomorrow.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Salon and On and On and On...

As we always say in our group posts, "Greetings Salon monkeys..."
Wow it's been 6 years since Figure Drawing Salon got its start. Here's a look back at some of the posters I put together to advertise
Cogswell College’s Figure Drawing Salon.
A special thank you to Reid Winfrey for originally coming up with the title, ASB and to Student Life for sponsoring this weekly drawing event after all of this time and to my friend and collegue David Perry without whom these sessions would not have become a reality. Also a gesture of thanks to the Palo Alto Model's Guild for bringing us great models all of these years. But the biggest thanks goes to all of you who have dutifly paid your three bucks each week to keep the Salon going.
I am sad to say that circumstances outside of school have prevented me from attending many of these sessions as of late but now, I think it will be entirely possible to attend the Wednesday night sessions and get back into the swing of figure drawing.
So without further ado, here's a look back to some of the doors and windows and occasionally the candy machine where these posters have been hanging all this time. Our first official poster Spring of '03.
Note the ongoing reference to Officers Perry and Jackson. If you'd ever had storyboarding you'd know what this refers to.

Hard to believe that I went to all the trouble to make some many posters in one semester. That doesn't happen anymore, that's for sure.Woof! Some of the drawings on these things are terrible! I'm surprised anybody came considering the yucky visuals.
Wednesday night...Tell your family you won't be home.
I don't know what happened to summer and fall 04, sorry.
Bad drawing night? Try drawing trolls...'works for me. Used to reserve that for after 9:00 but now it may just be a troll night. Luckily the models haven't taken offense yet.
We try to play different music and just be low key overall. The Plan Nine From Outer Space soundtrack has been played more than once during these sessions. As has William Shatner, lounge acts, wedding music and hockey games. Sometimes it's hard to hear the music over all of the folks insulting each other for fun.
Mmm trolls.
We've tried different formats too. I think this one is still on the cards.
Mmm more trolls.
Trolls don't work for you? How about super heroes, horses, gorillas, or even pigs?
At least the design is little better.
I didn't think about it, but I use certain fonts a lot.

Uh..heh looks like I ran out of time to be very creative for the summer '08 poster. I hope nobody noticed.Five years and still three bucks. What a deal.
The most current Poster. large enough for you to print out and make your own. Hang it on a candy machine why don'tcha?
Hope to see you there.
"Short poses; because life's too short to draw long poses.
Have fun drawing, and thanks again.