Monday, September 26, 2005

Monkey Interlude

This is, of course, a monkey in a bowler hat smoking a cigarette.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005


Here's a thumbnail of a poster concept that's currently in progress. I'll post the final once the job is entirely done.

Monday, September 19, 2005

Startup Company = Lack of Scanner

A lot of my recent design/musing has been in my sketchbook, and with no scanner in the studio, it means I'm quickly running out things to post. There's some cool studio work I've been putting together, but it won't be able to go public for a while.

Having said that, I'll be making updates either tonight or tomorrow morning. Slide photos from Italy coming up!

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

From the Ground Up 6 (The Last Part!)

Some final notes, and the image with its parts overlaid to illustrate how it was composited.

- The dirt was dug up with a chunk of concrete (visible at the top left of the mound of dirt) at 1 in the morning, in front of a condo showroom. I still haven't figured out if Elle, who was shot this, was enjoying herself, or just putting up with me when she decided to tag along.

– My apartment hallway isn't as dim as it's shown (hooray for in-camera trickery!), but it's still a little creepy. My laundry room is downright terrifying.

- That's my arm. No thinning/slimming was done - I'm actually that skinny. That said, I did bring out the tendons, veins and creases of my hand. You might also notice that I removed the shadow from my thumb.

- I'd originally wanted to create some kind of contraption to allow this photo to be entirely real, not a Photoshop composite, but we had just under a week to turn this project around, so there wasn't any time.

I'll try and get a photo of the final brochure online soon.

Monday, September 12, 2005

From the Ground Up 5

And the final, composited image, part of this year's Toronto International Film Festival.

That's right – my arm has the very distinguished honour of being the main creative element for this year's Midnight Madness series: a horrible zombie arm breaking out of the ground. Complimentary, I know.

Friday, September 09, 2005

From the Ground Up 4

A now, an arm:

Thursday, September 08, 2005

From the Ground Up 3

The finished, carefully arranged dirt:

And the hallway in my apartment building, made to look all scary-like:

This is going somewhere people, I swear.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

From the Ground Up 2

More dirt. This time being dug up. All part of that top secret mission.