Tuesday, April 28, 2009

My Outsourced Memory


My Outsourced Memory, originally uploaded by daveelf.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

DRM


DRM, originally uploaded by densitydesign.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Lomo Neverland - 3D Drawing Plan

Very cool

Sunday, October 21, 2007

sketchy


sketchy, originally uploaded by nationless.

Mapping the edges

Eileen Clegg of Visual Insight has posted an interesting map of the future of conferences. It's not just the map that's interesting, but you can also click on various parts of the image and listen to the dialogue that the image summarizes.

I think there's a lot of potential -- combining visuals with dialogue has always been a challenge online, and this map is a great prototype of what's possible.

Take a look.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

ACTIONS


ACTIONS, originally uploaded by macro girl.

Found on Flickr.

TOOLS


TOOLS, originally uploaded by macro girl.

Found on Flickr.

MEASUREMENT & DURATION


MEASUREMENT & DURATION, originally uploaded by macro girl.

Found on Flickr.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Wall chart from Meshforum 2006

This is the wall chart from a session Dave Davison convened at meshforum. I have added some notes. Hopefully people who were there can help because i missed some of the conversation.

Day three of meshforum employed the open space format and was held in the offices of adaptive path and Rubyredlabs

You can learn more about meshforum
here.
and see more photos here.

Meshforum 2006


Meshforum 2006, originally uploaded by dgray_xplane.

This is part of the XPLANE visual thinking workshop at Meshforum 2006.

You can learn more about meshforum here.
and see more photos here.

Visual thinking


Visual thinking, originally uploaded by dgray_xplane.

Planning session; getting ready for a meeting next week.

Friday, March 24, 2006

Sketchbook - Projects


Sketchbook - projects
Originally uploaded by Chris Brogan.
There's something to be said for going visual with things you have to get done. In the case of this page from my sketchbook, just drawing the top three, with the 9 boxes (which will represent the top 9 card illustrations I have currently), and the robots vs. monsters thing (see it at My Flickr Page), was really helpful to getting me motivated.

What are you doing with text right now that might shake loose differently in your mind if you did it with a few quick images?

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

File0177


File0177, originally uploaded by Conor Ryan.

Found on Flickr

City colors


City colors, originally uploaded by dgray_xplane.

Cabinet of curiosities


Cabinet of curiosities, originally uploaded by dgray_xplane.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Game Board


Game Board
Originally uploaded by Chris Brogan.
Thinking Visually can be helped along by finding interesting source materials outside of your normal haunts. I got the idea for this from the latest issue of Martha Stewart Kids. It's important to mix up your reference matter when attempting to think visually, if only to free up the inner designer that doesn't require set rules.

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Drawbox- Safety Message


Drawbox- Safety Message
Originally uploaded by Chris Brogan.
Often times, we worry about others first. We worry about what other people think. We expend our energy on appearances, or even on trying to keep the peace.

This is a reminder that you MUST tend to your own needs first.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

A Dave In The Live


A Dave In The Live
Originally uploaded by Chris Brogan.
This is my comic strip version of an explanation for the wonderful photo sets Dave posts all the time. If you click this image, and then go to the "All Sizes" option, you can get an easier-to-see version to get all the details.

I pre-checked to see that Dave had a sense of humor. : )

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Rabbit Racer


Rabbit Racer
Originally uploaded by Chris Brogan.
I posted all the digital art I've been working on lately. Come to my Flickr site to see the lot of them.

Friday, February 17, 2006

Blue Door


Blue Door
Originally uploaded by Chris Brogan.
There's a few colorful doors in Massachusetts, too. I didn't want you all to think they were ONLY in Mexico. : )

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

A Game!

Want to play a Visual Thinking Game? All you need to play is a digital camera and some imagination. Here's the deal:

Tell a short story with four photos.

It doesn't have to be "the truth." For instance, say you took a photo of a truck outside a house, then some loose change you see on the ground, then a sign in a store window announcing Coke is on sale for 99 cents, and then the same house in the first picture with the truck gone, that might be a story. Get it?



Heck, you don't even need the digital camera. Surf Flickr.com and use photos that aren't marked All Rights Reserved.

What do you say? Are you in?

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

The Valentine's Bus


The Valentine's Bus
Originally uploaded by Chris Brogan.
Okay, I know it's not a robot or a tea sketch. You're scratching your head. But really, I do other stuff that I don't normally post on here. : )

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Musical Beds


Musical Beds
Originally uploaded by Chris Brogan.
Last night was a particularly tricky night, as my daughter came down with the flu. I tend to roam the house a lot at night anyhow, sleeping in random places. Last night was crazy, though!

Do You, uh, Yahoo?

Flickr's being a beeyotch today. I've got four photos in limbo. But, in so doing, I've reacquainted myself with Yahoo Photos!. Did you know they give you unlimited uploads for free? I'm told a new, revamped version with tagging and other features is coming in March.

I like Flickr's social elements, as I'm meeting people from all over the world. I am, however, made more and more aware of its limitations due to increasing scale. I'm still on the fence on this one.

Friday, February 10, 2006

Maple Sugaring


Maple Sugaring
Originally uploaded by Chris Brogan.
It is a wonderful sign of winter in the northern lands to see maple buckets out on the trees. What's interesting about this photo is that this was shot in the center of my little town. You usually think of maple sugaring going on in forests, with guys in plaid flannel jackets roaming snowdrifts to collect the syrup.

Look how green that grass is. Cold? Yes. But no snow.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

A Day In The


A Day In The
Originally uploaded by Chris Brogan.
I think everyone should make a comic at some point in their lives. The subject matter should be the mundane, the stuff that comprises their daily life. Harvey Pekar made a living doing it. Hell, they made a movie based on his life, or rather, based on the art and story that came to depict his life.

This is the current measurement of my days as a new father of a second child.

Use Your Library


Library Books 2
Originally uploaded by Chris Brogan.
Public Libraries (at least in the US) have more and more resources of value to artists (or anyone learning new things). I was fortunate to find this great book on instructional design (after reading about it in a Visual Thinking School module), and the one on the right about drawing retro characters.

Libraries are like a little bit of Christmas every day.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Eye Robot


Eye Robot
Originally uploaded by Chris Brogan.
This was on the wall inside a factory converted into art studio space. It made me think of Dave's faces in the forest collection, only on the other side of the spectrum.

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Panasonic Instructions


Panasonic Instructions, originally uploaded by acinme.

found on flickr

Friday, February 03, 2006

Pedestrian Crossing


Pedestrian Crossing
Originally uploaded by Chris Brogan.
Here's one of those moments that makes you thrilled to have your camera. Truth be told, I had to run all the way back to the house and get my camera. But it was a good reminder.

The world happens when you're not ready for it.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Tea Sketches


Vernon 2
Originally uploaded by Chris Brogan.
Dave has created a MONSTER! I have been drinking tea like a fiend, and making my wife drink tea. My newborn son should be drinking, tea, too! I haven't been sleeping well. I'm jittery, but man, I'm creating teastain art to beat the band. Click the photo to get to Flickr, and then check out the entire series. There's a mountain of it in there.

By the way, I've created another blog for my personal art, so that I don't just FLOOD the Visual Thinking School. I'll put something up about that later on today.

With My Eyes Closed 1


With My Eyes Closed 1
Originally uploaded by Chris Brogan.
I did a quick series of drawings with my eyes closed. This one is what one might expect, but wait'll you see when I did it with a purpose. I was surprised how much I could do and make representative with my eyes closed. I'm sure to continue this effort, as it was really fun and informative.

My Mash-Up


I took Dave's Cedar Shingles and made them into teeth for my two stereotypical "rednecks." (I have no ill will towards people who like NASCAR. I work with 3 of you). They kinda made me think of the guys from King of the Hill.


Saturday, January 28, 2006

Cedar shingles


Cedar shingles, originally uploaded by dgray_xplane.

Here's my mashup contribution!

d

Friday, January 27, 2006

World Changing Ideas Award

(I found this on the Business 2.0 blog, and immediately loved the graphic):



Basically, they airlift these 500 pound bags into areas hit by disaster. The bags have just enough volume to take just enough water to wet up all the powdered cement inside. The concrete is in this mesh. Then, the bags are inflated such that they form the structure. Think of it as inflating a balloon and then casting it in concrete. Then, the shelters last about 10 years (5 times longer than the traditional tent shelters given to such uses). They'd cost about $2000 to make, mass produced.

But what a great graphic, eh?

The Saatchi & Saatchi World Changing Ideas Award article is here.

Thursday, January 26, 2006

My Mash-Up Offering


Here's my picture for the Mash-Up challenge I wrote about. See what you can do with it?


Visual Thinking School MASH-UP!

I want to mix things up a bit. Why don't we all submit something to the blog-- could be ANYTHING... an illustration, a sketch, a photo -- and throw it open for everyone else to mash it up? By mash-up, I mean taking the work and editing it *or* combining it in form or function with some other work.

So, if Dave throws up a photo of a manhole, maybe JM draws stick men all over it. Who knows? But do you get the idea?

Post an image to the site for the mash-up. Take someone else's image, do something to it, and re-post it, citing the original sources.

Any confusion, email me: mashup @ chrisbrogan.com

ARE YOU IN?

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

funho01


funho01, originally uploaded by prudencio fonseca.

found on flickr

d

Monday, January 23, 2006

naked


naked, originally uploaded by tyger_lyllie.

stick figure fun.

found it on flickr.

d

newrepro69


newrepro69, originally uploaded by barzal.

found this on flickr -- dave

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Long Night 1 - Getting There


Long Night 1 - Getting There
Originally uploaded by Chris Brogan.
I've got a little series called "Long Night" on Flickr. They all come from last night and early this morning, while I was awaiting the birth of my son. They're quasi interesting, in that regard.

Friday, January 20, 2006

Wiring Diagram from Cambridge Soundworks

You probably couldn't get any more simple and explicit than this, but look: there are two wires for the speakers, a wire for the power, and a wire that plugs 1/2 into the speakers and 1/2 into the audio device. It's quasi-tricky, and this diagram makes you feel like someone's saying, "Okay, remain calm. This will be OKAY."

Interview with Dave Gray at [chrisbrogan.com]

Dave gave me a great interview, and it's up at [chrisbrogan.com]. Please come by and have a look.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

am Sontag


am Sontag, originally uploaded by Schoenwasser.

Really wonderful set of sketches I found on Flickr. Click the link and check out the whole set.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Dirigibles


Dirigibles
Originally uploaded by Chris Brogan.
So, someone else: help out. I would love to see what you come up with for something that would equally be unlikely to be flying the skies. Or, what the heck: make something else that might happen in this world? Or whatever. Where's the robot guy been?

Portable Context Device


Portable Context Device
Originally uploaded by Chris Brogan.
This is based on an idea I came up with during the Annotated Workspace exercise of a few weeks ago, and partially based on something I heard in the Identity 2.0 conference by O'Reilly. This is my idea for a portable context device. PLEASE, someone create one of these. I'll help.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Starbucks Solution


Not that I want to encourage them.

Monday, January 16, 2006

Future Stuff


Future Stuff
Originally uploaded by Chris Brogan.
I really like dirigibles. They're just so improbable. There's a book cover, and I think it was for a Michael Moorcock book, where there were all these combat blimps. For whatever reason, the idea of these slow and lumbering craft being used for battles is fascinating, because it's SO improbable.

The GONER device is such a hoot.

My Workspace 1


My Workspace 1
Originally uploaded by Chris Brogan.
Besides the fact that I should really consider occasionally using a ruler (but then, I work straight in pen and can't erase, and that's part of the fun), this is where I do a lot of my work: at the local coffee shop. It's fun doing a digital painting while people are discussing the rights of pedophiles in the booth across from me. (Mind you, they were two crazy guys).

A Day In The Life: A Pictograph

I really had a great time doing this. It reminds me just a little of those Family Circus cartoons. In fact, maybe I'll do one of those.

Sunday, January 15, 2006

DSC00977


DSC00977, originally uploaded by ogad2001.

DSC00977


DSC00977, originally uploaded by ogad2001.

Panel 4


Panel 4, originally uploaded by ogad2001.