Thursday, May 24, 2012

Summer Euro-Blog 2012 - "Eat Sketch Love"

So I'll be spending the summer drawing and painting throughout Europe, and (obviously) I couldn't be more excited! To chronicle the tales that are sure to ensue, I've set up a separate blog devoted to this summer: "Eat Sketch Love." Go check it out, and come back for regular updates throughout the summer!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

So Long, Spidey

Yesterday marked my last day interning at Marvel Entertainment. After an exciting year of working with some very creative individuals, I figured there was only one way to properly say goodbye: via faux comic book farewell card. I was hoping to merge the wit of a New Yorker cover with the gaudiness of a classic comic, as only a Marvel-themed work could. Though not every day at Marvel involved fetching coffee from the Helicarrier, the spirit reflected in the office is fairly on-point to the day-to-day. I'll certainly miss it, but I couldn't be more thankful to have had the opportunities that I did.

So now it's on to new adventures. As Stan Lee would say, "Excelsior!"

Friday, May 4, 2012

Campus Classicism

A color study of our campus' lone neoclassical building, Collins Hall.

By day, Collins houses the ever-thoughtful philosophy department; by night, it plays host to several campus theater groups. Its Roman columns tend to look a little out of place next to the smattering of gothic architecture that stands nearby, but the building holds its own fairly well when it gets to be the center of attention.

Rose Hill Sunrise

Another color study of Fordham's campus, this time featuring the Rose Hill Gym at sunrise.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

University Lights

A sketch of Keating Hall at its most iridescent. I'll be working on more color studies like this one as good practice for the time-consuming task of background painting in animation.

It Came from the Radio

On October 30th, 1938, burgeoning media star Orson Welles made quite a stir when he and his Mercury Theatre repertory broadcast an all-too-real take on H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds. The now-infamous radio play sent citizens fearing for their lives, and even compelled a few of them to take aim---with rifles---at telephone poles and watertowers, which vaguely resembled Martians in the moonlight.

As a final project for a film studies class, I've begun the process of setting Welles' masterful broadcast to an animated storyboard. Rather than tell the same story that Welles does, I want to tell the story of those he spooked. Following one Manhattan worker bee's personal odyssey home to his neglected family, I hope to trace the hallucinatory effects of the broadcast in an almost Kubrickian journey down the rabbit hole. You can view the current progress above. Enjoy!