Wednesday, March 31, 2010


And here's a picture of my Gulag Mouse Ad.

Gulag Mouse

Most recently I was working on scenic painting and some props for the Babes With Blades' production of Gulag Mouse. (I love working on theater and film sets.) It was a fun project. I got to do blood spatters, made the bunks looks crappy and old, paint the floors to look dirt-like, and I also made fake tree branches for them to use in their stage combat. Its a small stage, and a small theater group, but very nice people. I loved having the actors help-- they were lovely and did a great job listening to my directions, and the director was right there telling me where he was thinking blood splatters would fit best. It was an ideal situation since I wanted the set to fit the directors vision, and be helpful to the actors staging. My favorite part of doing the art for this production was the branches that I made to look like they had been burning for a while. I don't have a photo of it glowing (I should work on that...)

Here's some images:

blood pool soaked into the dirt. Not quite dry yet....

Wacking stick #2 with a fake knot. Made of PVC and that foam stuff to insulate pipes.

A bucket of fake sticks. And in the back you can see the Yes Promotions bag - anyone need promo items? (That's my full time job)

This is actually a shot of the full stage. You can see the fake stove far bottom left. One of the bunks is holding up a sheet that's drying after being soaked in a dirty paint bucket to make it dingy. I'm glad to have gotten the opportunity to do this!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

the pilot

and another character just popped outta my pencil...


I said I'd draw today. Did so in a sketchbook, but my scanner's not hooked up, so I played in photoshop. Here's a doodle.