October 2020: Check-in

In the spirit of being more open with my creative efforts (even / especially the messy process stuff), I offer my recent studio self check-in. This will be a lengthy read! ★ The pandemic has made everything harder, and it has made the good things feel less good. I spent most of March through AugustContinue reading “October 2020: Check-in”

Ongoing Creative Growth: Goddard’s Interdisciplinary Degree Criteria

When I was in graduate school for Interdisciplinary Arts at Goddard College, the close of each semester required a reflection on the program’s five degree criteria. We were to use the criteria as lenses through which to see and discuss our semester activity. When considered with adequate understanding, the criteria helped foster creative work thatContinue reading “Ongoing Creative Growth: Goddard’s Interdisciplinary Degree Criteria”

wattersmith part 3: comparing watterson and smith

To add one more layer of reflection to my environmental recreations from Bill Watterson and Jeff Smith, I attempted a Calvin & Hobbes drawing in a Bone-like style and vice versa. This really helped bring to light the physical and psychological differences when drawing from each artist. Read on for reflections on the work.

wattersmith part 2: reflections on drawing jeff smith

Next in my reflections on drawing environments in the working style of some of my favorite cartoonists: Jeff Smith and his classic Bone. (Read my Bill Watterson reflections in case you missed them.) JEFF SMITH, BONE Tools and Process (gleaned from an interview of Jeff Smith by Sardinian Connection) Really loose or sparse penciling, moreContinue reading “wattersmith part 2: reflections on drawing jeff smith”

wattersmith part 1: reflections on drawing bill watterson

Starting back in December of 2013, I began a daily drawing practice focused on environments by some of my favorite comic artists. By now I’ve accumulated a sketchbook on Bill Watterson (Calvin & Hobbes) and Jeff Smith (Bone). Taking on the tools, working processes, and styles of two other artists has been a challenge, butContinue reading “wattersmith part 1: reflections on drawing bill watterson”