Saturday, May 21, 2011

Critique Day

I've recently graduated from the fabulous four year illustration program at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan.

So, Real Life, let's see what you've got! As my friend Tom Chouinard and I like to say, "It's game time."

And we're kicking it off with a little promotional piece I like to call, "Critique Day".

I got to thinking about the beginnings of art during a final critique in my glass blowing class, and this image came into my head: Neanderthal like homo-sapiens having an aesthetic discussion. Now, I know that Neanderthals and homo-sapiens aren't actually the same species, and I know that they didn't have time for the finer things in life, but who cares? And wait, see, it's funny, because there's the guy giving the critique, the one person listening, one forgot it was critique day so he's grabbing some random rocks and he'll make up some bs explaination for his "project" on the fly, another has fallen asleep, and the last one... well, he's going to eat a bug he found on a stick. They are Neanderthals after all (do I feel a Geico caveman commerical beginning?)

I'm hoping that this particular piece will be applicable to a wide range of potential employers, and I think it's going to be fun to do! I plan to do it in oil... probably on board. Anyway, this here's my little value sketch. It's very subject to change, but so far, I'm liking it.

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