September 24, 2010 at 3:54pm
Potato Print Monsters!
Jenny Lacey at the awesome, online, kids magazine, lmnop, asked me to create a story about potato prints for their 12th issue. Since the magazine would be coming out right before Halloween, I decided to develop some potato print monster T-shirts that would be easy for kids and their parents to create. The great photos above were taken by Ian McPherson for the issue.
I had a blast working on this project. Here are some of my “in-progress” potatoes:
My 6-year-old friend, Ashley, helped me test out the process and make sure it was do-able for kids. She created this great shirt (below). She explained that her monster is also a grandpa so he has a hat and a cane. Kids are awesome.
For complete how-tos, download issue 12 of lmnop.
September 14, 2010 at 12:43pm
A sampling of some duck outfits that can be created in Paper Town Friends.
July 31, 2010 at 10:23pm
ADVENTURES IN TINY PAPER: PART 2
The shoes for Paper Town Friends.
MAKING OF PAPER TOWN FRIENDS: PART 2
I photographed each piece of clothing 6 times in different states of “togetherness” to get the stop-motion effect when the clothes animate on and off screen.
MAKING PAPER TOWN FRIENDS: PART 1
All of the artwork for Paper Town Friends is created out of paper.
I started by sketching the characters and a variety of outfits for them. I used these sketches as templates to cut all of the artwork out of paper.
ADVENTURES IN TINY PAPER: PART 1
There are 38 tops in the Paper Town Friends app. Yes it took me a while.
PAPER TOWN FRIENDS
I just finished up my first app for the iphone: a dress-up app for kids called Paper Town Friends. I made all of the artwork out of paper.
I really wanted to create artwork that would stand out in the iphone market and appeal to kids. Much of the artwork in the app store is vector-based and I thought it would be fun to create something that felt more hand-made.