Mar 10 2011

#361 – Intrusion, pt. 2

Intrusion, pt. 2I’m still working on laying in tone on this storyboard assignment.  If you read the boards from yesterday, you can continue the story here.  In this installment, things kind of start going south for our protagonist.

[Comments and critique always welcome]

Mar 9 2011

#360 – Intrusion, pt. 1

IntrusionBack to some class assignments: I’m now laying in some tone on some of the storyboard sketches you’ve seen earlier.  Here’s how the story begins.

[Comments and critique always welcome]

Mar 7 2011

#358 – Marketing 101

Marketing 101An early concept sketch for a children’s book illustration.  (And a reminder of the importance of writing good advertising copy.)

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Feb 20 2011

#343 – What gives?

Charlie confusedWell, the weekend can’t last forever.  Back to the storyboard assignments.  This is another excerpt from the crime story from Sketches 337, 338 and 339.  (Early in the story, the family man runs into the drunk in the bar, and the latter starts to walk away in the middle of the conversation.)

[Comments and critique always welcome]

Feb 10 2011

#333 – Trouble brewing

Siegfried & the dragonAnother unusual assignment from storyboarding class.  We were required to illustrate a specific scene from Richard Wagner’s Nibelungen saga.  Here, Siegfried sets out from his castle on a journey that will, before long, put him at odds with a dragon.  It’s an unusual topic for me, and probably chosen by the instructor because the story would likely be unfamiliar to us.  It’s certainly foreign to me — both the story, and the whole notion of doing fantasy art.  Not the kind of thing I would ever draw of my own choosing, but still an interesting assignment.  I’ll probably be working on a refinement of this scene, so critique is encouraged.

[Comments and critique always welcome]

Feb 9 2011

#332 – Seconds to Spare!

Seconds to spare!So here’s the full story behind yesterday’s sketch.  The assignment was to create a storyboard of about 15 frames to tell the story of my trip from home to school.  The instructor said that if it wasn’t a particularly dramatic story, we were free to embellish a little.  That was all the permission I needed.

[Comments and critique always welcome]

Feb 8 2011

#331 – Spoiler alert!

Seconds to spare - final frameAnother little project for class: this is the final frame of a little storyboard I’m working on.  More on this tomorrow!

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Feb 2 2011

#325 – Picking up the pace

People in environments 4Part 4 of the 30 “people in environments” sketches for class.  I realized I needed to pick up the pace if I’m to have these done by next class.  Again, an odd assortment of ideas.  Many of these spun off of conversation topics with a few friends at happy hour.  And for several others, I have no idea (cemetary? farm workers? bird fancier? chin-up struggle?).  Brains are weird.

[Comments and critique always welcome]

Feb 1 2011

#324 – A study in contrasts

People in environments 3Part 3 of the “people in enviroments” series for class.  It’s interesting how these ideas are all totally independent from one another, and yet seem connected when I look back at them.  Here, for example:  concern about the phone call vs. concern about the lack of phone calls, and trying to get in vs. trying to get out.

[Comments and critique always welcome]

Jan 31 2011

#323 – Looking down, looking up

People in environments 2Part 2 of the 30 sketches I started yesterday.  Again, the ones in this group seem to all have something in common (namely symmetrical hand placement).

I don’t know where most of these ideas originated.  Except the bottom left one — that I remember:  while I was sketching, iTunes landed on “The Girl From Ipanema.”

[Comments and critique always welcome]