Sunday, September 25, 2011

Paper Collage Artist - Nate Wragg

If you're into the paper cutting stuff you should check out the amazing paper collage work of Nate Wragg. He's got a great style and I heard he even makes some of his own paper to use.

And if you're in the LA area, you should check out this amazing event I'm putting on with him in October.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

It's A Small World Pop-Up

I'm happy to say I'll be participating in another Gallery Nucleus show! This time it's the 'It's a Small World Exhibit'. There will be an opening this Saturday, September 17th from 7p-10p.

I've always been a huge Disney fan and love Mary Blair, so working on this pop-up was so much fun. For me, creating a pop-up is a different challenged than just doing illustration. You have to find a balance between the engineering and the art - one always leads the other. On this pop-up, I knew I wanted to incorporate the ride's theme song, so both the engineering and illustration needed to follow that concept. Originally I had planned to just pop-up the ride's architecture, but felt it was too empty, so I wound up putting in a bunch of singing kids. I think it added a lot of color and unity to the piece since it now feels like the kids are singing! I'm really happy with the way this pop-up came out (especially since it's only my 2nd pop-up with music!).

There will be 10 copies of this pop-up for sale (it's a limited edition and each one is signed/numbered by me). Every pop-up is completely hand cut and assembled by me. Then hand-bound with white linen book cloth that has the clock face printed on top. It even plays the first 20 seconds of the It's a Small World theme song automatically when you open it! I took a video of it below.

If you're interested in purchasing a copy, please see here. (They also have 2 copies of my Hogwarts pop-up available too.)

full view from top view

full view from a lower angle

the front of the small world building ride

kids on the right side

kids on the left side

the outside cover has the clock face