Monday, January 26, 2009
Last time we sneak-peaked you William was in the Outskirts, a scary and dark part of the forest that he must brave through. We really reached deep and got creepy with this section of the show. Don't forget to RSVP!
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Hey everyone. Just wanted to let you know that Josh and I are insanely busy working on the show, so posts here are going to be pretty bare besides the weekly sneak peak. We hope you guys are enjoying those posts and keep counting down with us. The show is just around the corner.
Monday, January 19, 2009
5 weeks! Time is ticking away and here's another update. The sneak-peeks from this post are in the Outskirts of the forest. The Ouskirts are a sort of "limbo" area between William's birth place of Seaside and his destination of the lush, beautiful forest that his grandfather Danny has told him about since he was a little boy. This part of the story will be very dark and a nice departure for us stylistically.
A lot of people are asking about how we are collaborating on each piece and what our process has been like for the show. Well, since Josh and I are both in different States, working mostly digitally on the show was a must (there are paintings but they are coming later). The ideas for each piece come from both of us and usually one will start the idea and we'll both work on it until its there. Then we both sketch our parts of the piece. I have been drawing the characters/objects/towns and Josh has been drawing all of the patterns and the dream pieces and we both have been doing our share of the type (which is all hand-drawn). We then scan everything in, bring it into Photoshop to keep the quality of the line (no live-tracing), and start coloring. Josh finishes it all up by adding these insane textures that he makes by hand to everything that really completes each piece. So there you have it; A little insight into our process.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Being a mid-week post, I thought I'd add a half to the countdown. Above is the front and back flyer for our show featuring a better look at William's town of Seaside and a dream sequence (right half of the front of the flyer) of William and Danny's instruments dancing in the leaves of the forest.
Monday, January 12, 2009
6 weeks to go and we got a ton of stuff to do. We just finished the first of three sections of the story/show. Here's the breakdown: part 1 Seaside, part 2 the Outskirts and part 3 Tree Tops. We are super stoked with how the stuff is coming out and are excited to keep showing sneak peeks. Here are a couple; the first is from William's grandfather, Danny's, home. It's a wall of clocks that tell the tale of Danny. The second is from a dream piece when William is in the Outskirts. Through the show we will have dream pieces that will have this border effect around it. Enjoy and keep coming back.
Saturday, January 10, 2009
I just got these letters and small objects back that i painted for the "Shelf Life" show at Together Gallery in Portland, OR and they're up for sale. Everything you see in the pics is for sale either in a set or individually (but not the wood they are resting on). Each piece is hand-cut from 1/8th-inch thick illustration board and painted with acrylic and some silver pen details. Send me an email if you're interested. More pics on my site!
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Sorry it's been so long it's I have posted anything. I have had my hands full with a new member to my wife and I family. Meet Archie our new dog that we adopted last week. We have wanted a dog for a long time and I decided to get my wife a dog for xmas. Archie is amazing and we are having a blast training him except for the waking up at 6 am to walk him =). Why did we name him Archie you ask? Well I wanted to name him Archer after my favorite typeface but since it was my wife's gift we decided Archie was a cute version. I am sure I will be posting funny pics has he grows with our family but for now here are a couple.
Monday, January 5, 2009
Hey kids. We'll be doing these weekly updates on our first solo show, "Home is Where You Make it." With each of these show reports we'll show some crops of the art as we're making it as well as a look into the story that we are telling. The boy in the owl suit is the main character of our story named William. The crop is from a piece showing us the town of Seaside, William's place of birth and where he has lived his whole life.