Saturday, February 20, 2010
Each day I go to work by subway, and as I exit the subway station I pass by this oddly located workspace, situated at the start of the escalator at subway station 'Spui', The Hague.
I didn't notice it for weeks, probably like most of the thousands ands thousands of commuters that pass by this guys office, day in, day out. As I took a peek through the blinds, I was overwhelmed with a feeling of sadness; a rather old man was sitting behind his tiny screen, boxed in by walls.
That feeling of sadness and isolation I've tried to capture in above 3 location visuals.
I added the palmtree poster to give it some more story ('life happens when making other plans' sorta speak), the empty planning board and yellow ticketbox were actually there IRL aswell. :)
A subtle visual joke are the vertical blinds, which I set up to resemble prisonbars, making him look like a captured animal in the zoo. :)
Dedicated to the man under the escalator!
Monday, February 01, 2010
I've been experimenting with digital inking lately, which made me give Alias Sketchbook Pro another try. Though the interface I still really can't get used to, the brushcontrols are quite good, and perfect for doing tight lineart drawings. For the colors I switched back to Photoshop again.
I'm working on some similar characterdesigns in this style, so stay tuned. :)