Sunday, August 28, 2011

Kotzebue 7

Here are some drawings of some traditional drawings and Native Kotzebue winter clothes.  The gloves were worn by some girls while dancing in bright kuspuks.  

Sunday, August 21, 2011

long weekend of drawing

 I had a long weekend of doing some commercial work, but it involved some last minute, down to the wire work in Illustrator to put some "happy fish" in a banner.  I'm fairly happy with the result.  I'll post all the full versions when the banner goes to press.  If all goes according to plan you'll see these guys all over town next month.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Kotzebue 5

Here's some drawings from the 2nd and 3rd day, with some traditional food we were graciously offered during a Potluck in the village of Noatak, which we flew into from Kotzebue.  Afterwards, we flew into Red Dog Mine for the afternoon, which comes later in the sketchbook.

We had a community potluck the next night in Kotzebue with more food like freshly harvested Ptarmigan eggs and Agutak, made with seal oil.

Finally, Pat and Nathan joined in a traditional Tlingit song they knew from Southeast Alaska with the Mayor of Kotzebue.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Arctic Entries

Here's my submission for the Arctic Entries logo competition.   They needed something simple and 2 colors and I think this fits the bill.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Kotzebue 4

Here are a few more pictures from Kotz. The first two are from a large banner with different panels from each of the villages that feed into the larger Kotzebue community.  I liked the 'Eskimo' figure fighting the old timey boxer and the fist with the no circle around it to drive the message home.

The last picture was this great out of focus, back lit picture of a man on a boat holding a bird pinned to a dusty cork board in the Bering Air lobby.  It was out of place and wonderful in its own way.