Quick sketch on cardboard using Sharpie, crayons and a few colored pencils.
Det bedste er ikke for godt
(Only the best is good enough)
- Ole Kirk Christiansen
The history of LEGO animated short.
A picture is worth a thousand words. An interface is worth a thousand pictures
- Ben Schneiderman
I am absolutely in love with the work of Pascal Campion. I recently came across some of his work and I can’t get enough. He is definitely a very talented artist, but with two kids of my own, the stories he tells are so familiar and dear to me. You can check out more of his work on his personal website: pascalcampoin.com There is also a great video interview here.
Our family is expanding, which meant the chance to create a new room for my 3-year old son. I really wanted to paint a special mural that would commemorate his favorite things to do in our town. So with this crazy idea, some paper, and a pen, I got to work. I interviewed my son and together we came up with a list of possible locations.
Sketching out the buildings and transferring them to the wall was by far and away the easiest part for me. When I began to paint I quickly realized how steady my hand would have to be to create the level of detail that I was going for. Frustrated, I tried painter’s tape and was thrilled at the crisp lines it produced. As you can see from the image above, I went through a ton of tape. I’m fairly certain that I could give a master’s class on creative use and application of painter’s tape after this project. Continue reading
I was going through some old files and came across this drawing that I did almost 3 years ago. It was done in about an hour and everything just seemed to fall into place with it. I titled it “Heavy” and have always been pleased with the way it turned out, which is rare for me. I usually latch on to some tiny detail that only I will ever notice and it tarnishes the memory for me. So here’s to being happy with my craft…at least this time.
I have doodled on my notebooks and in the margins of papers for as long as I can remember. Today this little dino came to life somewhere between a global conference call and lunch. I feel the need to note that I am listening and participating while I doodle. It helps me stay creatively balanced and fresh through the stresses of the day.