Saturday, March 27, 2010

My Volunteer Life

I think it's important to give back to the community, and I spend a lot of time volunteering for various local organizations... the theatre group that I spend a lot of time with is currently producing one of my favorite stage comedies: The Foreigner, by Larry Shue. I agreed to do the graphic for the program, and for publicity, etc... and here is what I came up with. The play centers around an Englishman, who winds up at a fishing lodge in the American south. His only desire is to be left alone, but he inadvertently becomes privy to some pretty nasty plans by less-than-savory locals, and finds himself at the heart of a sinister plot, and at a personal crossroads. The play balances some pretty serious subject matter with a great deal of hilarity. The result is definitely worthwhile. If you have an opportunity to see a production, I highly recommend it!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Incidental Thugs

I'm in the slightly awkward position of working on a show that hasn't aired yet, which makes it difficult to find anything current to post. Here are a couple of drawings I did a few weeks ago, and I just learned this sequence was cut, so here you go! These kinds of crowds can be intimidating to start, but with our production schedule racing along at locomotive speed, there's only one viable approach for me- one pass to rough it out, and one pass to tie it down. There's no time for agonizing, so there's always the desire for more time to go back & finesse, but on the other hand it's a great exercise in hitting the ground running, & following your first impulse. In the first image, the thugs are surrounding a character who is too small for us to see... in the second he blasts out of their midst...

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Baby Poof and Foop Comic-Con Posters

Here's something a little different. I haven't been posting much, partly because I figure people are likely getting tired of seeing Fairly Oddparents posts, and the show I'm currently working on hasn't aired, so there's not much I can show from that.
Here are two posters I did as a promotion for last years Comic-Con in San Diego. One is of Baby Poof, and the other, his anti-fairy nemesis- Foop. What was different about the assignment is that I got to do everything, from concept to design, to the rough drawing, to clean-up, to final color. These are obviously very simple in concept, but they were very gratifying nonetheless.