Sunday, July 29, 2012

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Cut-out States

Recently I made a birthday present for my dad. It was a paper cutout of Wisconsin. (I already had it under glass when I took pictures so everything is a little reflect-y.) Maybe I made it because I am missing my home state. There's a little star marking Trempealeau County:

This was a fun project and I thought, as we are moving soon and have tons of stuff going on, why not try to undertake something huge and ambitious and create a poster for every state? or at least some of them?

Mostly I just had a funny idea for one of the squarer states out West that I wanted to try out. This is what it looks like so far. Nothing is glued down yet and I'm thinking of putting something in the background:

I'd love to make a bunch of these of all different sizes for different states and do a gallery show eventually. Rhode Island will be tiny. How will I even cut it out?

Week Twenty Nine

Make Something Cool! Pictured below is the Connecticut River via canoe.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Ho Chi Minh

As part of my senior thesis this last year, I wrote and drew a story about the Vietnamese revolutionary leader Ho Chi Minh. This became a much bigger project than I anticipated. I had to do some extensive research, and, as I wanted to focus on his missing (and wholly undocumented) early years, this was more difficult than I thought it would be, so I had to be creative with the story and dialogue. I also drew everything in pen and ink and designed the story to be in comics format, but without panels or borders. 

Basically, I took everything that I don't normally do and am not comfortable with, and made one big project out of it. But what is a thesis for if not to challenge yourself?


Sunday, July 1, 2012

Week Twenty Six

Happy July! I'm halfway done with my daily project. Click here to see this week. Pictured below: the forest for the trees.