Monday, June 8, 2015
Creating artwork takes many forms for any artist. People assume, sometimes correctly, that you can do anything artistic that they may desire. Works in pencil, watercolor, oils, printmaking, computer graphics, ....the list goes on. However, sometimes individual styles have sub-divisions. Such is the case in my world of cartooning. Cartoons take on various levels of detail. I find that often my "cartoons" are drawn quickly to illustrate an idea or funny situation to make a point and people see the sketches and think that is my style and all my work will look like that. Cartooning to me, takes on several forms by itself. Cartoons, comics, illustrations, caricatures, and graphic art to name a few. Caricatures are a special challenge, not only do they need to be done well, they also need to resemble the person you are representing.
Saturday, May 2, 2015
The process works...
Sometimes a project calls for a unique concept or sparks an idea that may work out but is a challenge to create. This was the case recently when I took on a project for Wyalusing high schools softball team. They wanted a poster that represented their softball team featuring their mascot the "RAM". In the concept sketch stage, I imagined a Ram who's body was a softball. The idea was tricky because of the round shape in a body that is primarily rectangular. This is what I came up with as a rough sketch of the idea.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Cartooning is not the only pastime...
Cartooning is my favorite thing to do now that I have retired from my teaching career. However, being an artist allows for a wide range of art choices to now have time to enjoy. My second love, and most enjoyable form of art is watercolor.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Cartoon Posters before the Senior Class
Monday, September 8, 2014
Twiggs drawing trees
Sunday, September 7, 2014
Olaf strikes again....
Ever do one piece of work and then everybody wants one? That's the story on this little project making Olaf from the Disney movie Frozen.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Senior Posters spreading across the state
I think I always knew that when I retired from teaching that I would expand my senior poster business. Trying to teach, run athletics and recreation, and be a husband and father didn't leave much time to sit in my studio. This past year with my days freed up, it allowed me to create my Senior Poster artwork well outside the valley.