Friday, May 09, 2008

Serious Play Conference

I had the opportunity over the last couple days to attend Art Center's bi-annual design conference, this year entitled "Serious Play." Sometimes it's nice to benefit from where my tuition money goes, but that's a discussion for another post... Anyway, I was helping out with the documentation efforts, and decided to do a couple of sketches of my own. The first one was from my point of view on the far left side of the conference hall, the stage to my left.

The sketch below is from Michael Curry's presentation. He is the one who developed the puppetry for the Broadway production of The Lion King and other shows. He talked about how puppeteers auditioning for his shows must be able to convey personality and emotion through a simple mask held in the hand. I liked the imagery of that, and here is my representation of it.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Welcome to the Gun Show

Sorry, ladies, not those guns...

Here are some sketches I've done over the break, practicing the sketching techniques I learned in Dynamic Sketching. It's pretty fun.