2012 – Beausephus!

| October 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

Last year I used my obsession with my then recently acquired  iPad to draw more I had in years.  The ability to color, edit, and publish in a single sitting allowed me to actually productively create in the limited time I have to just sit down and draw.  My dormant deviantART page suddenly had life and the support of the community really convinced me to keep putting my doodles into the ether.

In the 2011 Challenge I combined original creations, versions of old childhood charters, and characters inspired by my 4 year old son’s imagination.  Well, that 4 year old is now a very creative and prolific 5.  He’s on the verge of writing and his artwork is pretty impressive especially even if judged solely on volume.  For the 2012 Challenge my son and I will be collaborating, creating a whole universe of heroes, villains, aliens, and monsters from the mind of a 5-year-old and then drawn by me.  I will try to include my son’s original versions of the characters, if they exist.  Sometimes he creates on his own, other times I act like a Police sketch artist, adding and changing concepts and details as he sits perched at my elbow.

He’s very excited to see his ideas put “on the computer” and I’m excited to have another impetus to create work for an actual audience.

Category: 2012, Participants

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Teacher, Playwright, Performer & Superhero Enthusiast. My first crayon drawings were of Superman and Captain America. I always wanted to draw comics but never followed that passion beyond some self-published zines and forays into early internet comics. I've worked in various aspects of graphic design and fooled around with a spray can at various stages of my life, keeping my pen busy and full of various inspirations for the doodles in the margins of my notebooks. Inheriting an iPad changed my productivity with the ability to draw, edit, color and post onto the internet via one device in the limited time I have to mess around with my doodles and drawings. My 5-year-old son is my biggest fan and the main reason for my artistic renaissance. He's the reason I'm drawing more often and the person I draw the most for. For the 30 CHARACTERS challenge this year, he is my co-conspirator and collaborator. His excitement and innocent love of superheroes and drawing has kept my inner cynic/critic at bay and we are having a blast this year making up a whole new universe of heroes, robots and monsters for the internet. -updated Oct. 2012

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