Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
I drew them in the same piece, as a kind of comparison, and I found it interesting to see how they go rather nicely together.
A bad crop on one side, but the basic idea is there. One mostly human alien, one mythological-being-kind of lady, and one pretty lizard :).
Sunday, March 22, 2009
The following are a couple of sketches I've done for the final project. Just a quick description- I'm going to run a broad spectrum advertising campaign utilizing characters I've designed as kind of mascots. The characters are based off of these kitschy thrift store figurines I find and paint over. I decided on these characters because they are instantly recognizable in a mass consumer culture Americana kind of way and some of them are just plain weird.
Anyway I plan on doing at least one print, outdoor, web based, and video (animation) advertisement. I've started planning out what I want to do for the print materials and right now I'm in a sketch phase. I have one of the characters roughed out (it's a cat- one of the kind you'd get at a paint your own pottery place). My approach for the print material is to use this character in a kind of one page comic narrative. I've been looking at a lot of advertisement strategies and one mark of success I've noticed is an ad that keeps your attention for a long time. So what better way to do that than to draw the viewer into a narrative?
Right now the actual product is pretty vague- I still haven't really decided if I need a product to advertise. To me it would be more interesting to have this body of work be advertisements that comment on advertising, but could still work if there were an actual product. So right now if anyone has any feedback on whether that approach is working on based on these and future sketches please feel free!
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
I haven't posted in a while, but it feels like I haven't done much. Even though I really HAVE, i've been working on books which I don't have photographed to share. But, I'll cut to the chase, I won't be in class Monday so I wanted to post my character drawings from what seems forever ago, so the person who's character this is, can see them! And maybe who ever had mine can put it up? I'd love to see. If anyone has any crits for me (besides lack of environment i know, i know, i'm going to work on that from here on out!) I'd greatly appreciate it. See you guys next week! I'm in Disney World!!
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Monday, March 2, 2009
First off, this last Friday saw the release of Yellow Friday issue 1, a zine being produced by Sequential Arts Club as a school-newspaper-esque kind of zine, with intercampus news and current events. All the illustrations are done by club members. Student Activities is very, shall we say, curious? to see where this zine will go. If you're interested in being a part of it, as an artist, writer, or contributor of information/ad for your club or event, let me know or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
In Issue 1 we also features instructions on how to play the newest, hottest hand game, Rock-Paper-Scissors-Lizard-Spock.
This is a vulture with its beak shut. I did it for an online newsletter that I contribute to sometimes.
That's all! I hope everyone else is enjoying their snow day as well.