Sunday, October 21, 2012

I moved!

In order to best meet my current blogging needs, the Thrilling Tales of Adventure will now be taking place and told at It's not you, blogger, it's me. Please update any bookmarks accordingly, and join me there for many astounding, action-packed, and otherwise fun-saturated adventures in the future.

Friday, July 06, 2012

Yomi Fan Art: Grave Stormborne

Grave Stormborne, wind warrior, from the card game "Yomi" by Sirlin Games. Yomi is a neat little game that's kind of like Street Fighter 2 or Mortal Kombat, but in card game form. Grave is a badass who carries around a sword that he never uses, but he doesn't really need to anyway because he can punch people in the face with lightning, and so forth. You can read more about all of these things at Sirlin Games' website.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Then—out of the mystery of the unknown—appeared a masked rider (ctd.)

An article about the You Are Here project in today's Toledo Blade:
A dot featuring a woman with a hot-pink face, blue hair, and angel wings is located outside the Toledo School for the Arts. A white feline with green teeth and eyes that reflect the Huntington Center sign can be found outside the arena on the corners of Jefferson and Huron streets.

"When people click on them, they'll immediately get a sense of place," Ms. Stucker said. "They'll look at the list and say 'Oh yeah, I forgot about that place.' "
 (Photo by Toledo Blade photographer Lori King)

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Then—out of the mystery of the unknown—appeared a masked rider (ctd.)

Remember that You Are Here dot that I mentioned in the last post? Well here's a couple pictures of it being installed. Sweet. This version is the one complete with the QR code; you can scan it with a smart phone for information about the location's history. Neat!

Looks like the warm spots lost a little bit of their luster in the printing process, and unfortunately that color seems to blend into the sidewalk a little. I dunno though, that has a kind of cool effect... I'll have to swing by to see it in person soon.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Then—out of the mystery of the unknown—appeared a masked rider

My submission for Toledo's "You Are Here" public art project. This image will be printed at 3' x 3' and appear outside of Toledo's historic Ohio Theater.

Opening in 1921, the Ohio Theatre’s first feature was the Douglas Fairbanks film The Mark of Zorro. The Price of admission was 25 cents for adults, and 15 cents for children.

I like to imagine the excitement of that Toledo audience as they took in Fairbanks’ swashbuckling performance for the first time. Even today, watching a copy of the film downloaded from an internet film archive, I felt a giddy thrill as I watched Zorro make fools of his corrupt foes, one by one. It’s easy to envision that audience, seeing the same action projected onto the big screen nearly a century ago, feeling the same thrill.

You can learn more about the You Are Here project here:

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Super Caricature Bros. 3

It's been quite some time since I updated this blog on the regular. I'm still here! The artwork mill is still churning and the Thrilling Tales of Adventure are still being thrilled. I've been posting most of it on my Facebook fan page over the past year (incidentally, you can subscribe to that here), but this blog is a resource that I'd like to use a little more frequently too.

Here's a trio of brothers who I drew some gift caricatures for recently:

Drawing caricatures of people who are related is an interesting process to me. I doubt I'd have assumed these three were brothers if I'd just seen them walking together one random day.

I was trying to be very conscious of my use of light in these three caricatures, in part solely as a way of trying something new, but in part to see how a light source can suggest something about a subject's personality. What do you think--does it?