Imagining Bug-Eyed Monsters
🎮 The whole idea with the package art was to develop the 3D fantasy in the player's imagination.
🎮 Although there were home versions of the game, you had to play the arcade version to see the ultimate levels. I wasn't very good at playing the game, so I went to the arcade and offered quarters to the kids who were good at it. I said all I wanted to do was watch them play and sketch the monsters. When I came back the next day there was a whole line of kids with their hands out. Don't know if I would do that now.
Andy Warhol Meets the Gatekeepers
How Andy Warhol got his start as an art student is an interesting story that we all can learn from.
Seaside with a Dinosaur
What would it feel like to run down a beach with a 15-ton Diplodocus alongside? That's the question I tried to answer with Seaside Romp.
Attack on a Convoy Poster
Attack on a Convoy, from Dinotopia: The World Beneath.
Childe Hassam's World's Fair Gouaches
Childe Hassam was an eyewitness to the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago.
Childe Hassam, World's Fair, Chicago, gouache on paper laid on board, 11 x 14 inches. Heritage Auctions, Nov. 4, 2022
Hassam "added backgrounds and figures to a group of existing architectural drawings by other artists which were then reproduced as a series of chromolithographs entitled Gems of the White City." (Source of quote below.)
The perspective structure of the buildings is carefully measured. The vertical lines are executed with white gouache over a light gray base color using the paint in a ruling pen.
The style or mindset seems quite different from the chaotic and casual approach to the figures and distant areas.
'Nothing Gold Can Stay'
There are places in the forest where they do it, stirring up a shallow basin full dirt and dust with their arms and shaking themselves off afterwards.