Friday, September 18, 2015

Prismacolor Pen - Nephew After Dinner

I knocked this out almost two years ago. I'm fascinated that so much time has gone by since this sketch. I did it at a family Thanksgiving dinner with my in-laws. It was evening, I was sitting near the dining room table. The lighting was coming from all directions, and I was impressed that he would sit for even five minutes as a six or seven year-old with cousins running all over the place. I find that working with pen (of any type) forces me to be decisive in way not required with dry media. It's good exercise, even if it's just a quick rough. Enjoy drawing!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Hiatus Over

It's been a while since I spent time in a good book of my own making. In this case, Nick Barlow of Barlow & Howell in Salt Lake hand made this leatherbound beauty. Knocked this out in church a few weeks ago. Models just sit there, don't charge a penny, and sometimes do a good Ben Franklin impersonation. Right-click to view larger.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Pooh. Lots of Pooh.

This was a concept, who was it?! Wayde? Ron? Rosemary? PJ? Can't remember, but this is a relic from the Applause toy/gift days. "Pooh You Look Through".
Binoculars are secured in an oversized plush head that lets the child see "through the eyes of Pooh". Right! A huge idea that probably never made it past Baudelio's trash can.

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Did I ever tell you about the ADHD diagn...SQUIRREL!

These are all different approaches to a character I worked on earlier in the year. None of these versions will ever see the light of day, unless I plant them on a longboard deck or a kids' bedroom wall!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Guess I'm Not Vegetarian

Been busy with a family move and some fun new ventures, as well as retooling some current ones. We're coming up with a new program for Barrel O'Monkeyz that will simplify the services we offer, including creative. Should be a good move for us and great for our clients.
I did this job last summer for a hot dog stand, had a lot of fun with it, got paid and ate hot dogs. Wow, life is so hard sometimes.
The sketch was some quick and dirty pencil. I finished the character in Illustrator, and it forms an anchor for the logo. Glad I was asked to do it. Liberty and beef hot dogs - I always knew there was a connection....

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Figure Sketches - Card's Cadre

I love drawing. I love looking at drawings. When I eat an egg burrito in the morning, I salt it with drawings.

Royden Card, a painter local to Southern Utah, has been facilitating figure workshops on the weekends for a few years now. Peter Stempel has been generous to allow "Card's Cadre" the use of his Hurricane, UT architecture design office (just across the street from my studio) on the weekends, but his business model didn't really require him to renew the lease recently. I suggested to Royden that my 1000 feet of largely unused concrete floor could serve a higher purpose, and here we are.

I'm attaching some shots of sketches I've done. It feels good to put pencil to paper again, especially after such a long hiatus. The colored pencil sketch was done in church. It's one of my only ways to stay awake in Sunday meetings!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Chubby Assassin

Mark Moeller asked me to create a quick cover for his latest literary foray: The Chubby Assassin - The Journal of Marcus Steele. Mark was nice enough to pose for the sketch (via my Canon and Tamron wide-angle) with his own hardware. Fun stuff! Thanks Mark.
- Bill