29 May 2012

The Forest Watches

When I was younger, we lived on the edge of a small forest, complete with swamps, lady slippers, and Wampanoag folklore. My siblings and I would spend so much time outside amongst the trees, that I began to know every root clump or raspberry patch there was. One morning, I started my day following the paths and felt something watching me. I looked up and saw a sculpted face staring back. Because it was made of out the same bark as the tree, it was perfectly camouflaged. It took me several weeks to figure out the brothers had placed these, and not the spirits of the forest. Those few weeks produced more stories and scenarios involving these omnipresent tree spirits than I could remember. I'm now trying to bring those stories alive once again.

22 May 2012

0.3 Seconds on the Today Show!

Woooo! Look, you can almost recognize the ogre!

02 May 2012

The Rejected Spreads

Sometimes looking back through old versions of my dummies, I encounter long forgotten ghosts: The Rejected Spreads. The months of painting the approved force these other ideas to a far off memory. I stumble upon these again while filing away a project when completed. Pausing slowly, I make sure to remember these previous efforts. Could I use this idea again? It's so easy to forget all of the ground work (endless sketching and thumbnailing) that took place before getting to the final idea.
I will always have a special liking towards these rejects. To the land of misfit sketches!