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Long before ID I got to work with a few good fellas on a project that didn’t get a chance to take off. We did do a series of comic strips for the initial idea and was about to work on a Flash animated version but then people got full-time jobs, went back to school, or started families. I still keep in touch with these fellas from time to time.
The first character I call, Hoot Sensei, an owl who teaches self-defense using Aikido. The early concepts of Hoot Sensei was a pretty generic old short character that could kick your ass. But that was too generic so after a few more iterations I thought about giving him a Steven Seagal look but still keeping that old wise and humble character.
The second character was a challenge. Puffin’s are hard to draw. After doing many studies and drawing puffins for weeks, I got down to work to create Paco the Puffin who is a, how do you say, pretty flamboyant hair stylist.
During many of our design studio classes, there was nothing more fun than sketching a caricature of people in the class. We had a really solid group of students moving through the Industrial Design program ahead of us…who helped to inspire the drive of Always Sketching …. One of our favorite subjects was our beloved teacher Tomasz Migurski @ SJSU ID. Here is one of the pages I found, rummaging through old sketches. I know you guys have more sketches (Jon, Alex, Dan and Kings!)…post’m up!
In the series I am working on for all my younger cousins, this sketch (scanned in progress, not shown finished here) was done for my little cousin Sofie. She loves rivers, streams, waterfalls and cool hidden natural places. This composite sketch was done using The Art of Pocahontas as inspiration, its a large sketch…11×17, so I scanned it in 2 parts. I have 6 more sketches to go in the “Cousin’s series”, each one gets a sketch for their birthday this year 🙂
We wanted to share with everyone the wonderful work that everyone that came out on June 14 @ the SF Zoo. Sketching animals that are moving around, at a pretty good distance can be quite a challenge…but so many people did such fantastic work! Also, check out the photos that our 2 wonderful photographers shot all throughout the day! Thanks again all, and please share it with every person on this big happy planet you know!
Oh, before I forget….would anyone be interested in getting this work in a MINI BOOK form?
Who didnt get a copy of our first SKETCH BOOK? Hit us up, we will hook you up with one! They turned out awesome Jon!