Environments for Characters

Todd White’s class at the Nevada Museum of Art concluded this week.  So much learned and so much still to learn.  The second part of the class was creating environments for our previously designed characters to exist.  It had been quite awhile since I paid much attention to perspective drawing other than some quick visual perspective that probably wasn’t too accurate.  But the added challenge to incorporate two point perspective in my work proves to be a valuable new asset.  Now left on my own to use my new design tools, I look forward to working in a whole new way.

The vista concept of Mesa Trailer Lodge Inn & Cafe’

The mid range concept of the gypsy’s home.

The interior.

A final look at the world I created for the class.  Too  much fun!!!


The Gargoyle Project

Realworld Personal Defense Gargoyle Project  is a non-profit organization in San Francisco that provides adult mentors to kids.  They also provide  Tai Chi and Yoga to help children focus with the Somatic Integrity project and a program to facilitate youth cardiac screening with the Michael Halpin Legacy.  The organization put out a call for submissions to help raise funds.  For more information check here.


I chose the Gargoyle Project theme for two reasons.  I think mentoring is a valuable resource in communities and . . . . . I just really like gargoyles.  This image is watercolor on Arches hot press paper with Prismacolor pencil.