Monday, April 16, 2007

Better Late Then Never (SPD-01)

Last year for St. Patrick's Day (SPD) I began an annual project which I shared with some friends. The following is the email I sent out:
Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone!
I thought I'd share with you guys something kinda unique for this day. Instead of celebrating the life of the man who brought the Gospel to Ireland, I did what any average Joe would do and designed a theme park attraction.
This attraction is not a St. Patrick Day theme, instead it is a tribute to Irish myth and folklore, but it is hosted by Leprechauns. I actually came up with the idea when I was a freshman in College, but I haven't drawn anything for it until now.
I apologize for how rough and crude these drawings are, I made most of them during my breaks at my job within the last day or so.
I have only scratched the surface of designing this attraction. After the "stone room" comes another section that transforms into a motion simulator, and there is even more after that! I might continue drawing all of this, or I may just wait till next year and make this an annual tradition.
Well, thank you for taking your time to read about my crazy ideas, and have a HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!!!
Back to Present Day: This year I was swamped with personal and professional matters that kept me from getting any more drawings done on time for SPD. About a week ago I got this drawing done during my morning break (I latter painted it in PS). It is my first attempt at designing a Leprechaun. I followed a few descriptions from various folk tales, such as the face and the red vest.Kenfied Trivia: Katie's mother tried to bribe her doctor to ensure a SPD birth, but was unsuccessful and Katie came two days later by way of emergency C-section. I guess mom does know best.

Saturday, April 07, 2007

The site that may never be

During October last year, I did a good chunk of drawings for a Superpowers! website. It was deigned to be completely done in Flash animation. The navigation buttons sat on the side of the main frame and were designed to look like elevator floor buttons, in fact the whole site was designed with an elevator theme.Within the main frame was an elevator room where Smiley and Darko would stand around in various poses and with small bits of animation (ex. a tapping foot). The doors would open and close revealing different areas of the site along with some fun random images. Speaking of random, if a visitor happed to press the big red button something wacky would happen. Such as . . .Sadly the web designer was unable to finish working on the site. However, he did design the opening page.
Kenfield Trivia: Even though it doesn't show too clearly, Katie created the floor design for the elevator. Ten points to anyone who finds the hidden "signature." Hint: Try tilting your head slightly to the left, standing on one foot, and whistling Dixie (purple monkey washing machine). No, but seriously, there is something hidden in the squiggles.