Monday, December 21, 2009

Trading in Lines for Shapes

This entire past semester I've been working to find how my brain works when creating images and what realm or medium I work best in. What I've discovered is that I work best through the use of shape and subtraction. For a period of time all of my images were made and sketched in cut paper. Then I would bring the cut paper images into illustrator. This naturally took a lot of time. Time I didn't have this past semester. So I started to draw with shape in illustrator like I did with scissors and cut paper. Starting with a large shape and a value structure in mind and then adding other shapes and cutting away with line. The characters below are example of my first try at this. I hope you like them!

This last image here was a card a I made and I actually sketched out the composition and the trailer in cut paper first. Then I brought it into illustrator.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

I'll take it to go

So it's been a really long time since I've posted, so long that my friend told me my blog looked like a sports blog. Thus an update is long since overdue, luckily I have lots and lots to post so expect several new posts including this one in the coming days.

The images here are just one passage from a storyboard I made for my Image Development class. It's naturally about my rolly polly pug wigs in his younger more agile days. It was a great challenge in understanding beats and learning how to pace a scene and I had a lot of fun doing it. Let me know what you guys think thanks!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


After twelve intense innings the Twinkies pulled off a big win against Detroit!!!! What an amazing game "Metrodome Magic" is certainly alive and well. I must say I dreamed of making this post but at times thought I would be writing a post of a different nature.....but PLAYOFFS HERE WE COME!!!!!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Visual Essay

So the images above are a project I did about the St. Louis River Front. I really enjoyed this project as I got to explore a new way of making images based solely on using shape which was a nice break from my usually line heavy work.

Diving In

So I've been told by many of my colleagues that I have to get a blog. So here it is my very own blog"Between the Chalk Lines." Even though this blog is mainly about my art life I thought it would be fitting to give a nod to my great love of sports, softball in particular through the title. Between the chalk lines refers to how one acts when they are on the field of play, or as it is better know "Between the Chalk Lines." So now that I have explained my title lets get down to business. I love illustration and I love sports. So its more than like there will be random sport posts..... I'm also very interested in working with cut paper, and doing backgrounds, which is apparent by the work I've posted today. We'll I hope all those who stop by my blog enjoy themselves and feel free to make comments I'm looking forward to it.