Well I WAS going to finish up some Do work at school.... BUT THERE'S A BOMB SQUAD OUTSIDE. Police everywhere surrounding the house across the street, ambulances, and a perimeter that blocks off the south side of the art building... At first I thought it was a drug bust, but there was a freaken ROBOT driving into the building. I got the heck out of there, I don't need to blow up for my art. So, here is a drawing of what it looked like:
Wow, as I am posting this, every siren just went off... wow, I hope the block is still there tomorrow. No boom.... but if it's not a bomb robot, then what was it? Scary!
I keep looking at the flyer and going nuts over seeing something that isn't aligned correctly... or the elements don't seem right... or the color... but I think it's time to let it go, after all my boss, my professor and the people using it all say it looks good. Click for PDF:
Finished the outlines for the Do cover today, here it is in colorful form. Each color is a layer... for the better editing by Daniel... and please forgive the random black lines, I forgot to turn them off before taking the file home to an illustrator-less computer so they're stuck there for now. Click for big:
He will be taking these and doing something similar to the awesomeness he did to my sketch below:
There's something I thought of the other day. I've always been very moved by animals being hit by cars. All last week a poor coyote lay by the highway for me to see everyday. I thought of the little crosses people put by the road when a loved one dies in a car accident- wouldn't it be nice if all those animals were honored similarly? If every time I saw an animal who lost it's life I left a memento? A simple cross with the name of the creature- "In memory of Coyote." Next to the place where frogs migrate, hundreds of tiny popsicle stick crosses, each saying "RIP Frog."
What kind of an impression would th at make on passers by? To think of all those animals cars kill, and how many people simply don't care? I am not christian, but I think that this is a very poignant way to say "pay attention." Besides, it didn't start as that, it started with the coyote and me just wanting to honor its poor lost soul.
If I get a chance, I would like to do this project. I also have harbored a simple fantasy for a while in which I am an old lonely widower who picks up road kill and gives it a proper burial. The entirety of her land is hills and hills as far as the eyes can see of tiny crosses. Up front are two big crosses for my dearly lost... morbid, huh? Makes a good visual. I painted this a while back, the scan is a bit washed out...