Saturday, December 31, 2005

practice pots


practice pots, originally uploaded by tortuga del bosque.

Found this picture on Flickr -- looks a lot like the "100 drawings" exercise.

My Bag


My Bag, originally uploaded by Chris Brogan.

This is a photo of my sketchbook showing what's in my bag. I was fiddling with the sketchbook when I thought: whoa, there's a LOT of tech in that bag. Oh, and Pez.

Thursday, December 29, 2005

Blank page


Blank page, originally uploaded by Timö.

Our future is a blank page. It is up to each and every one of us to scribble something beautiful there.

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Diaper Changing Station


Diaper Changing Station
Originally uploaded by Chris Brogan.
I was fascinated by this sign, found in the men's room at Border's Books and Music, Methuen, MA.

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Pizza Face!


Pizza Face!, originally uploaded by domo_arigato.

mgbbcf


mgbbcf, originally uploaded by thermion7.

Holiday Card

Sketchbook: Boxing Day

Sketchbook: Christmas Day

Landscape fragments


Landscape fragments, originally uploaded by dgray_xplane.

Rural landscape fragments from along the interstate. This page also has some of my notes about how I plan to approach painting the subject. There are more sketches here.

misc_sketch_6


misc_sketch_6, originally uploaded by mrtruffle.

Objects in windows


Madison 071, originally uploaded by dgray_xplane.

Exploration of objects and their relationship to pictorial space.

Pictures and frames


Paintings 005, originally uploaded by dgray_xplane.

A recent exploration of pictures, windows, frames, and pictorial space.

simplification process of the bus drawing

Process of simplifying a drawing to a simple iconic representation.

Monday, December 26, 2005

Dark to the Mind, Radiant to the Heart


, originally uploaded by Joseph Robertson.


, originally uploaded by Joseph Robertson.

Robocontest: Contestant #03


Robocontest: Contestant #03, originally uploaded by moriza.

ideas for a new softie


ideas for a new softie, originally uploaded by olivia h.

Robocontest: Contestant #31


Robocontest: Contestant #31, originally uploaded by moriza.

Robocontest: Contestant #45


Robocontest: Contestant #45, originally uploaded by moriza.

ideas for a new softie


ideas for a new softie, originally uploaded by olivia h.

Logo Exploration


Logo Exploration, originally uploaded by nationless.

Ghost Squiggle


Ghost Squiggle, originally uploaded by nationless.

Sometimes you draw something that you know you will never be able to recreate or repeat. This is one of those things.

No Graphite Zone


No Graphite Zone, originally uploaded by nationless.

I drew this back when I gave up one pencil to train msyelf to trust what I drew. I might go back someday.

Listening


Listening, originally uploaded by nationless.

I don't remember what I was listening to but I know I wasn't paying attention and was drawing this instead. Music effects you mind and soul so much that professional animators say not to listen to it while you draw. Sometimes its fun to let sounds effect something visual inside you.

Sunday, December 25, 2005

Sober Santa


Sober Santa, originally uploaded by nice kitty.

Saturday, December 24, 2005

ouch


ouch, originally uploaded by DogFromSPACE.

Help!


Help!, originally uploaded by conrado4.

hem and haw

hem and haw, originally uploaded by snailbooty.

I'm getting addicted to snailbooty's sketchbook

Friday, December 23, 2005

Nagochi Filing System

After reading the post on Dave's Communication Nation blog regarding the Nagochi Filing System, I realized I had been doing something similar for several years now, and posted a comment. Dave wanted to see some examples with a brief explanation, so here they are.



These transparent envelopes would enhance the usability of the Nagochi System by allowing the user to quickly view the envelope's contents without emptying it first.


The transparency also makes marking the envelopes an optional task.






Having recently moved, I have culled most of the unwanted documents from these envelopes, categorized them more precisely, and placed them in inexpensive filing boxes for archiving. These would be considered "holy files" in the definition of the Nagochi System.


My system was never as organized or systematic as Nagochi's, I just keep these envelopes around and when a pile on my desk or work area got too unruly, into an envelope it went. The envlopes were tossed into a box until I needed something in them or got around to sorting them further.


I use a similar process at tax time.




As tax related documents arrive they go into an envelope. Even though I file electronically, I obtain and keep the Federal and Local tax booklets and instructions so that I can see them through the envelope. No marking necessary, the booklets are the labels. Everything goes into a handy filing box as shown here, along with all the previous years tax filings and documents. Note that the box is also quasi-transparent.


Most of these envelopes here are a horizontal/landscape format, but you can buy them in vertical/portrait format as well.

Grant M's Future

Grant M's Future, originally uploaded by Mark A Jones.

I told Grant M he would choke and die on a clay bead later that day during craft.

Architekturskizzen

Architekturskizzen, originally uploaded by Pergamon.

The wishing puddle

The wishing puddle, originally uploaded by dgray_xplane.

gooberbeast

gooberbeast, originally uploaded by dgray_xplane.

nicetail

nicetail, originally uploaded by dgray_xplane.

Types of Conversations

Types of Conversations, originally uploaded by nationless.

Scratch Project

Scratch Project, originally uploaded by nationless.

Scratch Project

Scratch Project, originally uploaded by nationless.

Scratch Project

Scratch Project, originally uploaded by nationless.

This was initial idea of the scratch project... It was supposed to be a kinda of a world cafe. It ended up being more about capturing, saving and sharing ideas in the raw 'sketch' form.

Industrial Designery Sketching

Industrial Designery Sketching, originally uploaded by nationless.

Digital Napkin

Digital Napkin, originally uploaded by nationless.

Hmmmmm

Hmmmmm, originally uploaded by nationless.

Scratch Project

Scratch Project, originally uploaded by nationless.