Monday, June 27, 2011

Chicago Visit 2011

Really Cool picture of jellies. I love the glass reflection. It looks like it is from another dimension...

I thought this was an octopus, Troy thought it was a Cthulhu...

This frieze is amazing. So were the bronze doors.     
Just got back from a beautiful weekend in Chicago.

 The Shedd Aquarium is a retrofitted building from the 1893 exposition. Lots of gorgeous sculpted detail. Nothing is built like this anymore, unfortunately.

We also went to Oak Park. Frank Lloyd Wright lived and worked there until he took off with his mistress in the early 1900s. He influenced and  built a lot of the homes in the area-none of which I will ever be able to afford...
Troy by an enormous fish sculpture...

Me by Frank Lloyd Wright's studio

How can you improve upon great home architecture? A huge inflatable water slide!

We missed our window of opportunity. This house was completely redone in the late 1990s and was sold recently for 3 million dollars. (Originally listed at 6 million but at a bargain price due to the real estate market crash...)

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Video Game Character Designs

A while ago, I did these fun character designs for a game designer in Norway.

Although the game was put on hold, the designs were a fun mix. My favorite were the wintery characters above, but they each had their own qualities. I loved the tribal characters too.

All the concepts were in Illustrator.

Some Concept Sketches

Monday, June 20, 2011

Reference Around Town

I was driving around town yesterday collecting reference for an illustration I am working on and got this cool shot of the rooks at the entrance of Rookwood Pottery.

Oh, and the cool cityscape below.

I am working on illustrations for a lot of fab stuff right now. I will be posting sketches soon. Stay tuned!

There is a reason why people live in Mt. Adams. The view is amazing! I need to get out to do some urban sketching...

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Just Joined Twitter

I just joined twitter. I am not sure what it means or what to do with it, but it is what it is. Any ideas of cool people to follow and how to use it?

I know I am a latecomer to this slice of the social media pie. I am reminded of the saying: "If you tweet and there is no one around to read it, is it still 140 characters?" Or something...