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!