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Process Post Redux

April 1st, 2010

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I’ve finally had the time to go back and start reworking this poster project. The previous incarnation to me felt a little stiff, like I’d forced so much stuff into the image none of it had room to move. So beyond a compositional reshuffle I tried to add a little more oomph to the characters. Especially bringing the main figure out more and making him more prominent. It should be noted a logo will be taking up that GIANT empty area at the bottom of the page.

I’ll stare at it a bit tomorrow, and then I’ll start laying paint down.

As always thoughts welcome!

B Movie, Lost Futures, Process Work, Projects

Quiet on the front.

March 12th, 2010

By now I should have been posting updates to my process post stuff. With pictures where you could actually see what’s going on. Instead I’ve gone to ground on it and decided I just didn’t think I was producing something that was as interesting as it should be.

It’s the double edged sword of personal work I guess. I have the luxury of no deadline staring me in the face telling me I can’t go back. But at the same time I have no deadline staring me in the face threatening to shoot if I retreat.

And that was at least one too many weapon metaphors for a single short paragraph.

So to sum up my last week for those playing along at home.

I’ve restarted a poster design, returning all the way to the thumbnail stage. After having the old style all the way to compositing and adding type.

Building up/refurbishing a mailing list. Terribly unexciting but terribly necessary.

Less talk more art soon I hope.

B Movie, Lost Futures, Process Work, Projects

Process Post 3

February 7th, 2010

Process 3

Recently there have been a lot of cool things developing that have pulled me away from this project. (A blog post will be coming soon).

However this is what was on my table tonight to paint.

B Movie, Lost Futures, Process Work, Projects

Process Post 2

January 25th, 2010

A bit of a jump ahead from the last post. I’ve been a bit lacking in getting stuffed scanned for posting. Instead this is a photo taken from my phone of how this looks sitting on my drafting table. This is the first part of a larger project I’m working on. Ink, gouache, pencil, colored pencil on water color paper at 12″ x 18″.

Still more paintings to be done, scanning, compositing, type, and other post work to go.

But it’s a start.

B Movie, Lost Futures, Process Work, Projects

Dymaxion Car

December 16th, 2009

In 1933 three prototypes of this vehicle were produced. The vehicle reportedly could reach 128 mph, seat 11, and did 30 mpg. A mishap during the World’s Fair involving a crash that resulted in the death of the driver put a big damper on financing, and the car was never put into production.

“Does the individual have the courage to really go along with the truth?” – Buckminster Fuller

Lost Futures, Projects, Research