July 30, 2010

IF - Artificial

While I didn’t do a drawn illustration today, I did make an object that I believe will serve nicely for the IF topic this week.  I made a miniature lego version of Manhattan.  If one defines artificial as something created by man, Manhattan is one of the top places in the world where man’s hand is ubiquitous.  And to top off the artificial theme, this object of an artificial place is made by me with artificial material (plastic) with artificial means (laser cutter).  What is even more ironic is that I don’t really believe there is such a thing as artificial, though that is a discussion for another day.  On with the pictures:

Some more views:

 A comparison with Google Earth:

July 28, 2010

Passage/Transition Drawings Part 2

My second post on my drawing class from work.  The following drawings/scultpture is based off the words passage and transition.
This one showed a consistent viewpoint that changed through the ages.

This one compared the relative lifespans of a dragonfly, a human, and a bristlecone pine.

The following are are pictures of a sculpture that was based on the words.  It was made out of plywood and plexiglass.  The first three pictures are the plexiglass before I shuffled in the plywood:

July 23, 2010

IF- Double

Geek Protest

I find it extremely satisfing that geek humor is strong enough to disarm hate.  I mean what can you say to a trekie protesting that God hates Jedi?

July 20, 2010

Laura's Washington Trip

Even thought I didn't get to go - I couldn't resit sharing some of Laura's pictures from her trip to Seattle and Mt. Rainier last week.  You can see more of them by clicking here.

July 19, 2010

The Dentist’s Chair

Sitting in a dentist’s chair last Thursday I decided that the Dentist get pretty close to being my least favorite place to occupy.  And I have good reasons:

1- There is a power tool in your mouth that is vibrating your skull.

2- Unless you are going for a really big procedure, you are concious for the whole thing – and yet you can’t actually see anything that is going on.  Percieved danger is the imagination’s banquet.

3- When they aren’t poking and scaping at your primal nerves, they are trying to drown you or irradiate you.

I guess routine torture is better than painful, infected, rotting teeth.  Still, listening to the gutteral screams of a 10 year old girl in the next stall, I foresee problems in trying to someday explain this concept to my kids. 

July 16, 2010

IF - Breakfast

3 slices of bacon, 1 egg sunny side up, and 2.5 strawberries

I decided to play with an ink wash today.

July 7, 2010

Passage/Transition Drawing 1

I have started taking an advanced drawing class offer by my company.  About 20 of us meet with a drawing instructor for a couple of hours each Wednesday.  We discuss drawing technique and each others drawings and then we draw (of course).  We were each given a pair of words at the beginning of the class and all of our drawings so far have been based off these words.  My words are passage and transition.  For my first series of drawings I focused on a man hunting a deer focusing on the duration of the hunt and the contrast of the landscape/sky to highlight my words.  Here are the first two versions:
Pencil and charcoal

Ink and gesso

For the third version I built and etched a movable diorama with the laser cutter out of cardboard:

July 2, 2010

IF - Giant

While I normally would refrain from posting a sketch that I had previously submitted, I am busy this week with another drawing project (plus my “clumsy” submission works really well).  I’ll even throw in another previous sketch that I did on three consecutive pages in my moleskin.  Maybe I’ll have time later this week to make an original sketch.