This is my post for SketchSlackers this month. Junes theme was the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and I geeked out a little because growing up I had every Ninja Turtle action figure known to man. When I was looking for inspiration on the internet the Turtle Van popped up on an image search. I forgot all about this amazing mode of transportation and thought, "Only the Ninja Turtles can pull off riding around town in a mini van....I must make this out of paper!"
The SketchSlackers theme for May was Star Wars. May 4th was actually national Star Wars day... so there is a fun fact for you, so mark it on your calendar. I watched the original movies growing up and have always enjoyed them, but I can't say that I've ever been a super huge fan or anything. I really like Empire Strikes Back but I am definitely not a fan of any of the new movies. Sorry Jar Jar. I decided to do a vector Illustration of my favorite characters Han Solo and Chewey. It would have been fun to get Yoda in there as well, but I was already running behind on this one. Check out the blog to see more Star Wars submissions!
I work in the Licensing department at American Greetings making social expression product for some really great partners. Sesame Street happens to be one of those great partners and they invited us all down last month for a two day meeting in NYC. We were lucky enough to see a live taping of the show featuring the great Frank Oz bringing Grover to life. (unfortunately we couldn't take photos during the shows production )Here I am on set...its a surreal feeling actually being there. I kept waiting for us all to break down in song.
Good ol' Mr. Hoopers store....