Next up on the 30 Piece Challenge. I started from working on miniature icons which rather quickly transitioned into coming up with these cassette tapes. I was probably still on a nostalgia trip from working on the comic from the last piece. What captures and transports you back to your youth than the music you loved. I remember laying down on the living room carpet, hand set on the record button ready to snag the new hot song for my mixtape.
Number Four on the challenge list. As I pick themes and styles for each new piece I choose the ideas that I know will push me to extend beyond my usual tendencies. This time around was creating a mini comic strip. It’s been much too long since I’ve told a narrative this way. Recently I had watched a documentary on “the impact of the best comic strip in the history of the universe: Calvin & Hobbes.” Dear Mr. Watterson reminded me of a time of my youth when I would cut out... Read The Rest →
Add one more to the challenge pile. Again, this time trying to stay away from anything illustrative I went for flat and graphic. More than anything, what intrigued me the most while working on this one was the use of shadows to convey depth. Subtle gradients that are able to lift the shapes of the surface of the page. I have an Evernote list of words that I find odd, clunky, delightful, hoping that one day I’ll be able to slip them casually into a conversation. Woolgathering: Indulgence in Idle Daydreaming.... Read The Rest →
Continuing with the 30 piece challenge I went back to work with an old photo experiment. Most of my images are usually colourful so this time I wanted to take a different route, go black and white with just a splash of colour. Take a hand, some moody lighting, desaturate and mirror and ta da, you have yourself an interesting base image to work with. Since a common element that I’ll use for each piece of this series will be a bit of text I progressed with the idea to... Read The Rest →