Saturday, July 16, 2011

Rocket Ship Park Kickball League

Here's a bit of my process.  I was commissioned to design a jersey logo for the supremely awesome Rocket Ship Park Kickball League, which plays weekly in Valley of the Moon Park.  

I started off with three pages of draft designs, playing around with the space themes.  

The client wanted the design in red and black with the distinctive rocket ship jungle gym somewhere, with the plan to do the rest of the park in silhouette as well.  

When I sat down to do the final design, I wasn't happy with the design and the client wanted it to be printed on a gray athletic shirt.  The design wasn't dynamic or fun and it didn't work on gray, so I did a left turn, using some of the themes of the 1st draft, which resulted in something I was really happy with.


As soon as the shirts are available to order, I'll give a shout. 

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Kotzebue 2

This was a  portrait hung above the entry to the cafeteria in the Norvik School.  

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Kotzebue 1

I just had the chance to go to Kotzebue for four days as part of this year's Emerging Leaders Dialogue  and I brought along a sketchbook.  The trip was fascinating, but the first day started with a long session in the Noorvik School cafeteria/multipurpose room, which resulted in what turned out to be one of my most productive sketch diaries.  I just got the whole thing scanned and I'll post up the pages over the coming weeks.  

The first few images are from the grand wood and metal Native carvings in the cafeteria.  My eyes were drawn to them all three days we were in the space.  

Friday, July 08, 2011

Caricatures, taking orders now.

A number of big projects have wound down recently, which has been great and lets me enjoy at least a few days of summer.  I have been doing a lot of caricatures recently, which has been absolutely great.  If you're interested, let me know.  (The above flyer is from the 2011 ACE charity auction.)

 I just finished picture below for Kim and Andy, who one it at the auction.  Actually, my friends purchased it, then gifted it to Kim and Andy as a wedding present.   They're going to use it as their post wedding thank you note.  The image is based on a small little fire that happened in their backyard near their recently legalized urban chicken coop.  I just got word from my wife that its made it to her already as an inter-office email, so I can only assume its been well received. 

These faces are for tiny tiny bodies in a paper diorama my friend Jon is making for his mates Steve and Valette's wedding.  

Sunday, July 03, 2011

49 Writers Summer Youth Program- Comic Adventures! [UPDATE]

I'm teaching an expanded version of the comic class I did in Homer last weekend the last week in July from 1-4 p.m. If I may remind you, the Homer class was a smash success and the kids loved every minute of it, so if you know any young people who may be interested in learning to create comics from start to finish, 49 writers is taking reservations now!

[Update:  Due to enrollment issues for the classes in the Youth Program, Comic Adventures is canceled for the time being.]
COMIC ADVENTURES Do you love comics and animation?  Learn how the pros mix drawing and stories.  You’ll draw a one panel comic, followed by a three-panel comic strip and a classic six-panel grid.  You’ll end up with a complete original comic page from script to draft to final artwork. No prior art or writing experience is required, only an interest in drawing comics and telling stories.
Instructor:  Lee Post                                 July 25-29, 1 – 4 p.m.                     Ages 10-13
$175            Pay now!   (Don't forget the registration form, too)