Monday, August 27, 2007
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Sunday, July 29, 2007
Friday, July 27, 2007
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
1. Man with Ziplock box for a hat. I'm sure he was telling his kids to "Check out that weird-looking animal!" right when I took this.
2. Special "Spider City" exhibit. Giant-furry-eight-legged-creatures give me the willies. Luckily there was 1/2" thick glass separating me from the freaky little buggers.
3. Dramatically Lit Foliage. The large, fibrous leafy bits were mesmerizing!
4. Giant Pink Birds! This one almost landed on me, then as I was creeping up to it for an amazing close-up, some kid ran up and scared it off. I'm sure she was just jealous at how awesomely close I was.
5. The Fox-on-Stilts. This was some obscure breed of wolf with long legs (really technical terms here). It was the first time I got to see these things active at the zoo. It was almost feeding time and they were pacing hungrily...
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Monday, July 9, 2007
Monday, July 2, 2007
The following is an idea I carried through from Post-It sketch to a run through of execution, the formal strokes of which can be followed below. The underlying force behind the momentum, and to an extent the gestures, lies within the choice of material and the meaning inherent to it - of which I am ill-prepared to elaborate on fully at this juncture.
The "final" results shown last are not really final, per say, but more of an exploration of the intended method and the capabilities of the material.
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Monday, May 21, 2007
Sunday, May 20, 2007
This first composite image here is between two of the buildings that will act as a student center...
Wednesday, May 2, 2007
While waiting for the meat to cook up i did a couple of small pencil sketches, one of a nearby tree and garbage can (there are a TON of garbage cans haphazzardly scattered about), and another of a nearby house facade... if it were plopped on a hill.
In addition to the usual bustle that life and work have in store for me I took a full-blown, week-off vacation to Maui, HI. It was really the first true vacation that I have taken in a long time. While I had never been there before, I was in the company of Jess and her family (who are seasoned Hawaii pros), so we steered clear of most of the touristy stuff and hit up the sweet spots. It was great to have just a nice, relaxing time without a care or thought about work or much else for that matter outside of lounging, beaching, snorkeling and drinking.
I am still in the process of compiling and organizing some images from the trip, so as soon as that's done some vacation material will be posted. In the meantime, here are several sketches that were done at various times over the last couple weeks:
Here's a study of some layered planes showing scale and just a hint of volume...
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
...and a few geometric doodles thrown in to mix it up a little....
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Day one... giant banners are rolled out at the 7th/Metro station. These are in both english and spanish. Just in case you were unaware of what they were for... a new McDonalds burger being "tested" in the Los Angeles area. Not only do we have giant signs, but we have commercials on the TV and radio depicting rural farmers and country bumpkins, trucker hats and all, jealous that they are not in their area... yet.
The next day... Column Imagery! Burgers the size of VW's! They are so big, they can't even FIT on the column! They are plastered all over the station with globs of mayo the size of a small child. My arteries clogged just looking at them.
As the week went on.... more and more posters of varying sizes and shapes began popping up not only downtown but at the other end, the North Hollywood station as well. They have me pegged in both directions!
After this, new signage slowed for about a week or so. Then yesterday I noticed while on the train that at the Universal station, there are giant posters for the new Shrek movie ("Shrek the Turd" as Jess calls it.). While this is slightly more tolerable than Flintstone-sized slabs of Grade-D meat, it's still an enormous green blob remeniscent of Incredible Hulk excrement.
Rant over, for now.