Wednesday, June 29, 2011

New Work Bench

This is the new work bench I have been working on for the past month. I bought a used flat file on Ebay and then my Dad and I built the work bench around it. I got the counter top made with a hole in it to facilitate a light box. Richard and I put the final coat of varnish on it Tuesday and we installed it yesterday!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Post It Sketch 1

I have been struggling to get some drawing time in now that I'm literally working four part time jobs. So I have been trying to doodle during my lunch breaks on these post it notes. Then I have been finishing them at home.

The Dragon is marker, ink, and white gel pen. (Drawn around the same time we were making the dragon head for the parade) 
The Blue monster I experimented with painting with acrylics.
The Cat Sheep is marker and colored pencil. 
And Oliver from Packrats is colored pen and marker.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Starbucks Blended Remix

My entry for the Starbucks Blended Remix contest.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

How to Build a Dragon Part Two

The conclusion to our dragon from part one.

 That is his lower jaw on the right.

 Richard working on the final touches.
 Those are half hula hoops with dowel extensions that the kids are holding.
 His dragon jaw moves up and down.
 My mom (Linda Harris) did most of the sewing.
 My mom, me, and Richard.
We took turns being the head of the dragon.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

How To Build a Dragon Part One

My Waterloo Days is an annual festival here in Waterloo Iowa to celebrate Waterloo's cultural and recreational opportunities and every year my mom's school, Kittrell Elementary, participates in the parade. The theme for this year is Party 'Loo Style and the parade committee for this year only consisted of my mom (Linda Harris), Richard and I so we made a dragon. How do you make a dragon you say? 

Well let me show you. 

We started by looking up some reference on google of traditional chinese dragons and lions and then I made some sketches of how we generally wanted it to look.

The next thing we did was wander around the hardware store and find dragon supplies. We ended up with zip ties, hula hoops, garden sprinkler hose, and an exercise ball.

 We did many paper mache layers.
 Mores supplies.
 The jaw in progress.

 We built up his eyes with news paper and then covered it in model magic.

Luna helped monitor the progress.