Mar 5 2011

#356 – Stockingcap Bananapeel and his Artichoke Rocketship

Hanging flowerI only title it that way because the longer I stare at this sketch, the weirder it looks.  (It’s actually just a very minor doodle, inspired by this beautiful photo.)

[Comments and critique always welcome]

Mar 4 2011

#355 – Follow your nose

ToucanThe toucan is one crazy-looking bird.  Of course, that’s what makes it interesting to draw.  This is kind of a little test sketch for a possible series of children’s book illustrations (similar to those from back in Sketch #262).

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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.”

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Jan 30 2011

#322 – The bitter loneliness of public transit

People in environments 1Working on a series of drawings for class.  The assignment: 30 different scenes of people in environments, hopefully with some sort of emotional element to them.  Seems the first two had an accidental theme develop.

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Jan 29 2011

#321 – Apply grease liberally to palms

Goodfellas pt. 2Homework time: a continuation of the Goodfellas storyboard from the other day.  If you want to follow along: kid appears before judge; mob lawyer flashes judge a look; kid walks free; De Niro slips kid some cash for a job well done in not ratting out the others; De Niro and kid exit courtroom into welcoming arms of mob boss Paul Sorvino and his cadre of ne’er-do-wells.  (Followed by the next establishing shot of the Idlewild [later JFK] airport.)

[Comments and critique always welcome]

Jan 27 2011

#319 – Not so good fellas

Goodfellas pt. 1Just started a new class in storyboarding this evening.  Did these as part of an exercise in class, quickly sketching frames from the beginning of Goodfellas.  Not my kind of movie — but certainly good for sketching practice.  That Scorsese fellow knows a thing or two about shooting films.  Take it from me, that guy’s gonna be big.

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Jan 22 2011

#314 – Best viewed in Safari

ElephantWeb-browser puns.  Perhaps the highest form of comedy.

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Jan 20 2011

#312 – Might wanna get that looked at.

Blond boy

Just a little doodle at the end of the day.  I don’t know what happened to that one earlobe, but it kind of looks like I fell asleep a little while drawing.  Wouldn’t be the first time.

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Jan 9 2011

#301 – One giant leap

One giant leapI don’t know why it’s taken so long, but I finally got around to watching In the Shadow of the Moon today.  A great piece of documentary filmmaking.

I guess in a way this is a companion piece to yesterday’s sketch:  science fiction vs. science fact.

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P.S. Yes, I believe they actually did it.