"4 Year Piece" - I started this piece my freshman year of high school - I completed it my senior year. It was a collection and story of that time period - It is currently hung in my bathroom - where I ponder and explore it in times of deep thought.
This is when I discovered animation cells - the combination and collection of ink, glue, paper, and cells is quiet interesting. I drew a bit of ink on the cell and left it for a long time in a drawer - then when working in a sketchbook I smeared some brown ink with water - I thought about combining the two - dug the cell out and - there you have it - early man.
A hard wood pencil on hard wood - its tough to manage but the friction of the two create unlike products - I hated drawing on this so I kept pushing it aside until I finished it.
Collections are meant to be gathered over periods of time - All of these sample pieces took several months to create - when the appropriate subject and moments present themselves. Often times if you force it you miss it. Allow the pieces to collect.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
These drawings are all variations translated from 2 photos. They are samples of a few possibilities involving this character who was a dog. Some more realistic, some more cartoony.