From Animal to Animal
I was fortunate enough to be able to attend art school here in Tucson in the late 80’s. At the time the school was called The Art Center of Tucson. It has since grown and is now known as the Southwest University of Visual Arts (SUVA). We were schooled in more traditional methods of illustration and design. Computers were just coming onto the scene so we did layouts by hand, marker illustrations, inkings with rapdiographs etc. It was a blast. Our class was a mix of many cultures, including the “act like we didn’t have no damn sense” culture. As it turns out, my future wife Carole sat in front of me in class. The instructors and admin referred to us as “THE ANIMALS” a moniker we took great pride in. Well one of my fellow Animal classmates was this guy named Colby. He was soooooooooooo funny!!! A little crazy like all of us, but a seriously talented illustrator and a good friend.
I was honored when he contacted me on FaceBook and asked me about doing a cartoon of his 2004 GTO. I took on the job and it went extremely well. It was nice to stretch my legs a little and have some fun doing something that had a little more meaning to me.
I have my recording system working well now so I was able to capture the entire process and turn it into a series of speedpaint videos. You can watch them all below. Total time is about 20 minutes but It’s split into 6 videos…makes it easier to digest. Enjoy.
I’m pretty pleased with where it landed. I got to remember a lot of the good times we had back in art school. I’m glad this happened.