Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Nevermind the sketches. Behold! The (finished) tentacurl.

This is an edition of five, and I use the term "edition" loosely. This was created using a polyester lithograph plate and the plate was determined to make my thousands of shade lines into a much more sinister, over-inked mess. The first image is one of my initial prints onto newsprint, and although it is essentially perfect, it being on newsprint makes it worthless. the remained look nearly identical to the lithograph plate I have pictured. I'm kind of in love with it. I wasn't impressed when it initially started to fill in my line work, but I just let the process happen and I am more than happy with it now. These are not for sale (sorry!).

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Spring Cleaning

I have redesigned Base Aesthetic, instead of finishing the "tentacurl" pronto plate this morning. This is more than likely just going to be temporary until I get my portfolio site up, but it is definitely in sync with my sketchbooks and mind-maps that I make during my creative process. So for now, it's appropriate. Let me know what you think!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Monday, April 7, 2008

Seattle Museum of Art

Things seem to come full circle now-a-days. There was a class recently in my Concept course that we discussed what it takes to be a great designer. Knowing your art history and being a sponge while observing the world. Bob showed us a reel that had launched someone's career and it was a gorgeous take on traditional Japanese imagery and incorporating it in a new way.

One thing that really stuck out to me was in the reel, the clouds were very thin and elongated. To admit my ignorance, I had never seen this rendition of clouds before. While I was in Seattle in February, nearly a week after watching that movie, I visited the SAM and hanging on the wall was a tradtional Japanese theatre komono... With the clouds!