Event Markers

Lethbridge Family Art Event

I was at Casa in Lethbridge yesterday. These were all requests from attendees (except for the alien goof in the bottom left… that was mine)

We had superheroes, a transformer, dinosaurs, dragons, two baby sharks, some D&D monsters, Gimli the dwarf, a pirates ship, and various animals. I had to google Big Ben so that I was somewhat accurate. I also had to google “the keep on truckin’ guy” because I had no idea what they meant by that.

Chalk Art

Wide Skies Music & Art Festival 2018

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The Wide Skies event happened July 31st, and I’ve been meaning to post the pictures since. Eric Dyck and I were the featured chalk artists. They also had musicians and a craft faire around the corner. We prepped the sidewalk in the morning and started chalking about noon. I was pretty lucky, my patch was between two trees, so I had cool shade for most of the day. All around us we had prepped spots for the public to draw their own chalk art. We ran out of room very quickly and had to keep expanding the prepped area. There are some fantastic young artists that joined in.

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I took the pictures at about 7:30. We wound down and packed up around 8:00. There were some grey clouds blowing in, and we felt a drop or two.

Eric went back a couple hours later and it was all gone.

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Graphic Design Graphic Recording

Explainer Graphics

So I’m not entirely sure what to call this. It is related to Graphic Recording, but it isn’t done “live in front of the studio audience”. Until I have an industry name for it I’m just going to call it an Explainer Graphic.

For this piece (there are two others that go with it, but I’m just posting the one for now) I met with Volunteer Lethbridge and discussed what they do as an organization. I took notes and then came home and made a rough draft. Then discussed it again with Volunteer Lethbridge. This back and forth feedback allowed us to really refine the information contained in the graphic. When we were ¬†happy with it I inked the image on regular 8.5×11 paper. After scanning it into the computer I added the dotted lines, the X and the additional text.

After delivery, the client had it printed onto those roll-up banners that you see at trade shows. They use it to help them illustrate/explain their processes to clients/partners/volunteers.

I think my favorite bit is the guy climbing over the wall.