Monday, September 23, 2013

CREW OF YOU: Character Concepts

The Assignment:
Our next assignment for Barron Story's class is called "Crew of You." The idea is to fragment your personality into 6 different characters who will share a unique story, universe, and complex series of relationships with each other. A list of perameters are given to ensure variety: one character must be the opposite gender, one from a different generation, one which is non-human, one which is particularly associated with an element, and one which is a multiple, etc.


I did a series of sketches for each character. Some characters I had a very specific idea about, such as the wild and reckless Tucson depicted below. Others I simply had an idea of what role they would play.

Development for TUCSON

TUCSON - The Catalyst 

JANUS - The Destroyer

DELILAH - The Would-Be Sacrifice

SHEPHERD - The Unlikely Hero

TALLULAH & TYSON - The Exuberant Passengers

HARMONY - The Destination

Whats Next?
This week we are working on developing our environments and further enriching our narratives. I will post more about the story behind these characters as I post more images from this project. 

Sunday, September 22, 2013

A Smattering of Hipsters

The seem to gather in the greatest density at Cafe Stritch...

Wednesday, September 18, 2013


Barron's "Generations" project consists of creating 6 or more individual pieces on a subject, spanning 3 different eras/styles/genres of a subject. Over the summer I found myself diving into Bluegrass and Newgrass sounds.  I liked it because it sounded like folk with an edge and country with a little more grittiness and truth. 

For the final we cut, tore, glazed, glued, and stained our "bits" of visual material into one cohesive illustration that tried to tell the story of our subject as a whole. Like Bluegrass, which is an eclectic blend of folk, country, gospel, jazz, and 'ol time fiddlin', I got to smash together visually competing ideas into one, well.... hot mess. Here it is. The evolution of Bluegrass music. 

Friday, September 13, 2013

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Monday, September 2, 2013

The End of the Summer... and the Summer Sketchbook

Fall is here, ring the bell, back to school, show and tell...
Goodbye summer. You were good to me. Today I finished my summer sketchbook. I've carried it with me since June 13th. It was a gift from a friend, and today I retire it to the shelf. Looking forward to my fall sketchbook but already missing the summer~