Archive for October, 2009

Oct 27 2009

Peak Foliage in Mt. Auburn

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I believe I’ve mentioned how much I like drawing and painting in Mt. Auburn Cemetery. This week is peak foliage, so I’ve been shirking other tasks to go paint the glorious colors.

Foliage in Mt Auburn 2009 #1 (oil pastel)

Foliage in Mt Auburn 2009 #2 (gouache)

Foliage in Mt Auburn 2009 #3 (gouache)

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Oct 15 2009

ASP’s Taming of the Shrew

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I went to the dress rehearsal for ASP’s Taming of the Shrew on Tuesday, and it was huge fun. I really like what they’ve done with this show. Die-hard feminist detractors of this play will probably still find it lacking in redemptive qualities, but Sarah Newhouse is a strong Kate, and there is a fairly clear “this-story-is-a-male-invention” frame around the whole thing that helps. ASP continues their strong tradition of musical experimentation, lively choreography, and excellent comic performances.

Here are my sketches – somewhat but not entirely chronological, because I was jumping between different digital and traditional media.

Taming of the Shrew sketch by Gareth Hinds - Photoshop 1a

Taming of the Shrew sketch by Gareth Hinds - traditional 14

Taming of the Shrew sketch by Gareth Hinds – Photoshop 1b

Taming of the Shrew sketch by Gareth Hinds – Photoshop 1c

Taming of the Shrew sketch by Gareth Hinds - Photoshop 2a

Taming of the Shrew sketch by Gareth Hinds – Photoshop 2b

Taming of the Shrew sketch by Gareth Hinds – Illustrator 1

Taming of the Shrew sketch by Gareth Hinds - traditional 1

Taming of the Shrew sketch by Gareth Hinds – traditional 2

Taming of the Shrew sketch by Gareth Hinds – traditional 3

Taming of the Shrew sketch by Gareth Hinds – traditional 4

Taming of the Shrew sketch by Gareth Hinds – traditional 5

Taming of the Shrew sketch by Gareth Hinds – traditional 6

Taming of the Shrew sketch by Gareth Hinds – traditional 7

Taming of the Shrew sketch by Gareth Hinds – traditional 8

Taming of the Shrew sketch by Gareth Hinds - traditional 10

Taming of the Shrew sketch by Gareth Hinds – traditional 11

Taming of the Shrew sketch by Gareth Hinds – traditional 12

Taming of the Shrew sketch by Gareth Hinds - traditional 13

Taming of the Shrew sketch by Gareth Hinds - traditional 15

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Oct 12 2009

Honk!

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Yesterday I went to the Honk! festival parade, which ran from Davis Square to Harvard Square on Mass Ave. The music was big fun and made me wish I had come Saturday to just listen to the bands (Saturday I went to the Fuller Craft museum, and maybe I’ll post about that too). I wanted to draw the parade, because artistically very few things excite me more than people dressed in funny costumes!

I started out in Porter Square and tried to draw the parade as it came down Beech St. and turned onto Mass. Ave.

The Honk! parade approaches

Scribbling madly

More scribbling

The parade in all its time-lapse glory

More colorful characters

Coming to the end of the parade

I forgot how hard it is to draw a parade as it goes by. It’s just way too fast. The easier way to draw a parade, as I rediscovered, is to walk along with it.

Walking along with the parade 1

Green band flag girl

The rockin’ green band

Cello, mustache, drums

Arriving in Harvard Square

The parade ended at, and dissolved into, Harvard Square’s Oktoberfest celebrations. I grabbed some lunch and then wandered over to draw some of the Honk! folks who were hanging out in the little park at JFK & Mass. Ave:

Honk!ers hanging out in Harvard Square

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Oct 09 2009

Odyssey process video #6

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Here’s the final segment of my video series, in which I show how to use clipping paths to make speech balloons go behind characters’ heads. Enjoy!

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Oct 08 2009

Odyssey process video #5

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This one’s probably a bit simple, really. It just shows how I draw the panel borders.

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Oct 07 2009

Odyssey Process Video #4

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Okay, here is video #4: drawing vector balloons in InDesign. 2 more installments to come (panel borders and clipping paths). Enjoy!

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Oct 05 2009

Process videos to be concluded soon

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Process video #4 turns out to be too long, and I need to split it into two, maybe three segments. I almost got that done before the wedding took over everything, but not quite. I’ll be finishing them up this week, though, so stay tuned!

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