Archive: 2008-05 5 - 7 of 7 posts

Caricatures on T-Shirts

Posted May 2008

You might Think that one job is the same as the next, but that's not the case at all. Dogs, Excitement, Babies, Old-People. Markers, T-Shirts, Mats, Black/White, Color....

One of this weekend's gigs was a Communion where I was to draw on T-Shirts. That's such a different game than drawing on paper. Here are some pictures of the t-shirts (They're still on the drawing board):

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The Green Jelly

Posted May 2008

Here it is, 2 am, and I'm drawing pictures from the World-Wide-Web again. This one was F U N . Here's my picture and the reference picture I was drawing from. It's a picture of an Artist from AUSTRALIA! What a world. His name is Terry Dunnett.

I call it 'The Green Jelly' because of the amorphic shape that inspired this picture.

The Green Jelly - lol. Our lives pass through our heads while we're playing. I wonder if anybody else knows the story of

THE GREEN JELLY - Whoooooooooo !

It was a 'scary story' that was told around the campfire when I was a kid at Camp Olympus. Children can think that the whole world has the same experiences as they have in their own small worlds. I had become an adult thinking that 'The Green Jelly' was as universal as Mickey Mouse or Humphrey Bogart (and even they are not known Everywhere in the world). Anyway, I'll think of The horrible Green Jelly as likely as I'd think of the 'I Love Lucy'. (Ever hear of That?)

The Green Jelly was a lump of jelly that rolled through the town enveloping people and anything in it's path, growing bigger and Bigger and BBBIIIIIIGGGGGEEEERRRR!!!!

Tonight I was playing with flopping Terry's face around, sort of the amorphic way that I imagined the Green Jelly to move. I was just having fun - plaAAAy-Ying. And when we play, we match things up freely from whatever we think of. Uninhibited.

Have You ever heard of The Green Jelly? Could it have originated in some early Sci-Fi movie?

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Cellphone Camera

Posted May 2008

Oh, the frustration. It's It is Life is a Learning Event. And once I know, it becomes a Coaching Event. Gotta keep working at my 'game'.

Two Communions again this weekend (what else is new~). At the first one, I felt rushed. The Caricatures came out very good because I know what I'm doing. But I was really thrilled at the 2nd Communion - because I was playing my edge, and I did very well.

Wanted to show them to you here. Took photos with that new cellphone. But the pictures at the first Party came out clear enough. The pictures from my 'better' Party came out soooo blurry. You can see an idea of what I was drawing there, but you can't see details.

Boy who watched me take a photo at the 2nd Party: Aren't you going to zoom in on that?

Me: No. I don't know how. I'll just crop the photo in PhotoShop.

Those were my words. Boy was I sorry. Lesson: Either read that Cellphone manual, or at least get closer to your subject (like I usually do) when taking photos with it.

Here are the photos that came out clear. I should really be glad that this is my regular work. It took me so much work over so many years to get to this point:

And here are the disappointing photos of the excellent Artwork:

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