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.