One Drawing A Day is a joint Studio 1482 effort to put more drawings out in the world. Another way to break the ice, start a conversation, show some of our thinking and mostly just to have a place to post a few drawings. No seriously, we have a lot of drawings.
So honored and excited that the City Explorer children’s game installation at NYU Hassenfeld children’s hospital has been honored by the Society for Experiential Design! As my friends know, this is a project that kept me busy for most of 2018, when I was working as an illustrator, in collaboration with the talented designers and developers at Potion, to bring eight scenes of New York City to life. The final installation is wall sized, and gives children who are hospitalized, and otherwise unable to visit the iconic spaces of the city, a chance to visit them and enact superpowers while there! (The skyline illustrations shown above is one set for a game where children can control the weather, and create fireworks by clapping their hands.)
Here is a quote from one of the judges: “A simple installation, with simple interaction, that explodes with vibrance and wonder as a result of its superior content. The variety of visual styles, as well as the variety and extensible interaction modes, makes a compelling installation that is a pure expression of imagination, without interference from the technology or its modes of human-computer interaction.”
You can see the entire article as well as a short video about the installation by clicking HERE.
I drew this many years ago with pastels and pencil for the glasses. When I photographed this piece, the light from the flash reflected on the glasses making them look metallic. A pleasant, unexpected outcome!
Attended my very first Little League game this weekend, to cheer my nephew William and his team, the “Oakland A’s” on. Wow, such an exciting game – better than watching the major leagues!
William (#3) was all over the field – got a few hits, struck out a few batters during his time as pitcher, and also played shortstop. If you look at the drawing on the bottom left of the page, you’ll see his stance moments before he stole second base. I didn’t get a drawing of that – I was too busy yelling and jumping up and down on the bleachers!
PS Drawing William play was also good practice for me, as I’ll be teaching a workshop called “The Figure in Motion” at the Life Drawing Symposium next weekend! (A few spots still open! www.lifedrawingsymposium.com)