Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Fight for Your Right (to be Arty) Screenprints: The Making Of

Below are the sketches used to create the Fight for Your Right Screenprints. They are still available for sale at My Etsy store. This is supposed to be analogous to MTV's "Making the Video" only minus Justin Timberlake's or Jessica Simpson's riveting commentary and and in a print medium.

I created the final layout for the screenprints by compiling sketches from these spreads digitally in Photoshop and then I got a photocopy made at FedEx Kinkos.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Comic Book Inspired Holiday Gift

Below is a mixed media drawing I made for my employers at Act3 as a holiday gift. Act3 is a firm that looks at organizations through a storytelling lens in order to help them clarify their purposes, infrastructures, marketing needs, and much more. Strategy is always driven by story, and is often accompanied by media solutions, most of which Act3 can complete in-house. This is an incredible firm and the guys driving the boat, Eric and Ben, are both very creative and intelligent people--storytelling heroes, if you will.

I feel lucky to do contract project management for Act3. I'm telling you, these guys can breathe life into any story in the most elegant, marvelous, and unexpected ways! Check out their website here.

In regard to process, I embroidered the paper by using pre-made holes that I made with an awl. In order to avoid warping the paper, I taped the drawing to a piece of foam core with a piece cut out where the embroidered letters are. And, yes, in case you were wondering, that IS a talit-inspired cape (And, yes, I realize that is somewhat sacrelidge...just go with it).

Monday, January 2, 2012

Character Drawing: Dodgeball Edition

Happy New Year! I would like to kick off blogging in 2012 with this cartoon character I produced for my friend's co-ed winter dodgeball team.

Because I was pressed for time, I made the drawing with a micron and then I added digital color. If I had more time to spend on it, I would have liked to complete the drawing using brush/ink for both the lines and the color.