Sunday, January 11, 2009

send in the clowns pt 1

Well like it or not I have always been facinated by clowns. People hate them, are frightened or terrified by them. Well that is what works for me. I never went to the circus growing up, so my only interface with clowns is through TV or print media. I went to a circus once in college to use for the opportunity to take photos for a photography class I was taking, but no real clown shots were taken.

I went through a phase where I was experiencing a artist block. I could not think of what to draw, so I used my movies on pause to do quick sketches of the screen shots. I really spent a lot of time working with weird clown movies. Favs that I worked from would be "Killer Clowns From Outer Space", "Funhouse", "IT", "Clown At Midnight" and "Shakes The Clown" with maybe some others in there I can't think of. Once the quick pencil was done I used Tria markers to do the color rendering. This was also while I was doing Toy Design at Applause, before they collapsed. So this was also a great exercise for marker rendering.
I will be uploading these in sets.