I took a three hour "nap" in the evening and now I'm up way too late.
I spent my excess late night energy going down an internet wormhole. It all started by me remembering the Disney Paul Bunyan short from when I was a kid and looking up the youtube video.
It had the song I remembered and the look I remembered but I didn't remember the awesome backgrounds. So I looked up who did those and it was Eyvind Earle, who has a lot of great stuff (some here). So seeing his stuff I got inspired but it's late and I'm in bed so I only have my computer and here is the resulting late night doodling.
I hung out with my friend Matthew Banthan (I'm Matt) from school and we ended up collaborating on a poster in a couple hours. He did the drawings, color picking and half the letters and I did the other letters and some laying out. Plus, Matthew's dog Leon looks like this:
A good time was had by all.
On 11/27/11 I wrote: "A friend asked me to draw out and design a Christmas card which showed her and her husband's wild ride from Asheville, NC to Seattle, and all the stuff in between, in the style of the Family Circus and it's famous dotted line gag and here's is the result,". Obviously at the time I needed more sleep before attempting to write sentences. I was in the midst of a grind at school, that felt like a 12 round fight and only today am I emerging victorious albeit fighting the onset of the "vacation just starting" cold. Now I will have two weeks to devote to my craft, my art, my calling, if you will. I can set aside academic excercises and wholly focus my energy, like a beam, upon the job at hand: planning, producing, crafting, and honing art that is poignant, timeless and full of meaning and depth.
This was for a school project where we needed to illustrate "sight" within a one minute time frame. We thought it was best illustrated through a the story of a teleporting owl. We had a lot of fun.
Owl - Dena Hampton and Mandy Price
Editing - Matt Nyce
Cinematography - Kendra Stevens
Song is "Not Right" by White Car (which I do not own)