Monday, February 17, 2014

free health care for all!

loving the Lauren Child technique, though I'm sure she's not the first to use photography with hand-drawn. She was the first that I realized I could do it too. Then I played Samorost 1. If you want to problem solve your way through this simple game, click the arrow pointing at the sewer pipe-looking thing on the opening page, then point-and-click away. Here's a shot from the second level:

Photos of moss, granite, and some guy's face smoking a hookah. It's awesome. Here's another:

Samorost 1

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Monday, February 3, 2014

Too long gone post

I need to set a schedule. Here are some more watercolors. This first one is the beginnings of a public health education project I'm working on in Senegal. The standing girl is excitedly exclaiming to her friend: "And then the message jumps across a synapse!" But in this case I translated it into Wolof. A group in Senegal teaches communities about early child development, including brain development. I used Photoshop to crop in their skirts...

...because I really like the style of the world Lauren Child creates for her characters Charlie and Lola and very briefly experimented with pasting in photo textures. Child uses photos of wood textures amongst scribbled drawings, as one example, for a really cool look. Her book series was adapted directly to an animated series that pretty is fun to watch. are some Amazonians:

A bowl-o-rama:

And Wendy's frosties. These yellow cups are no longer used though, so I actually drew a coffee cup and had to look up the Wendy's logo. Too bad I spelled burgers wrong:

I also visited Kim Zick, with whom I studied jazz drumming for many years. Her cat Zoila likes to crawl between the blanket and Kim's bass drum as she plays, or even crawl all over the drums. Check their band, Mrs. Fun, out on their website or CDBaby. Also Kim plays with Victor Delorenzo (from the Violent Femmes) in a band called Blem Blem. Pancake Day is my favorite.