Friday, June 18, 2010

Zoo Sketches Take 2

I can't believe I forgot to post these, haha--
Here are my sketches from the last Zoo trip:

And since I had to miss the Field Museum trip, I went to Cosley Zoo with Ken to keep up with everyone:

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Friday, June 4, 2010

Field Museum Sketches 6/03

Just a few of the sketches from the museum yesterday. I had to bump up the contrast 'cause it was pretty hard to see parts of them... Curse my feather-light touch :(

Deinonychus with some unfinished head studies

Stegosaurus sketch

T-Rex sketch with head study
(Sue managed to stay still the whole time! What a gal :P)

Friday, May 28, 2010

Zoo Sketch 05.27.2010

Ian Bobinac - May 27th, 2010 - Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago, IL

...and here, the zoo has decided to decorate with novelty lawn ornaments.
"I don't like small birds. They hop around so merrily outside my window, looking so innocent. but I know that secretly, they're watching my every move and plotting to beat me over the head with a large steel pipe and take my shoe."

Monkeys are boring.
"Monkeys are superior to men in this: when a monkey looks into a mirror, he sees a monkey."

It was hard to see the monkeys in the cages, so I drew the abundance of monkeys around me.
"Man is the only animal for whom his own existence is a problem which he has to solve"

"I ask people why they have deer heads on their walls. They always say because it's such a beautiful animal. There you go. I think my mother is attractive, but I have photographs of her."

I bet the muscles on these cats have atrophied. I didn't see a safari gym anywhere in sight.
"Dogs come when they're called; cats take a message and get back to you later."

Penguins and Puffins. That's fun to say.
"Penguins mate for life. That doesn't surprise me much because they all look alike. It's not like they're going to meet a really new, great looking penguin someday."

"Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms"

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Bonus Sketches!

Forgot about these...
Here are a few sketches I did when Dante and I went on a mini-field trip to the dog park :)

Sarah's Zoo Sketches!

Here are my sketches from our first zoo trip!


dee zoo

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Relaxing Weekend

My (very late) post for the "Women" topic.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Topic for May: Zoo Day

I'm proposing that May's topic be "Day at the Zoo"- that way we're SURE to have at least some posts, since we're going to the zoo next week! So even if you don't find time to do an at-home concept, hopefully you can post your sketches from our upcoming field trip :)

Submissions could be anything: human visitors to the zoo, concepts for habitats, animals, etc...

Getting Ready for the Summer!

Hi Guys,

Its time to get ready for the summer! I'm cross-posting this info here from facebook as a point of reference for this upcoming month's proposed activities and useful links for brushing up on our skills. Please feel free to edit this post with your own links!

Also, to the left I've installed a widget for a google calendar of events. To view the calendar, click on the "+Google Calendar" button and select month in the tabs to the upper left when the page loads. Please let me know if anyone has trouble viewing the calendar.

Working Schedule, subject to change:

Monday, May 17th: P&C 6:30-9:30 PM ($10 Admission)
Thursday, May 20th: Lincoln Park Zoo, AM (FREE)
Thursday, May 27th: P&C 1:00-4:00 PM ($10 Admission)
Thursday, June 3rd: Field Museum, AM or PM (FREE)
Thursday, June 10th: Lincoln Park Zoo, AM (FREE)
Thursday, June 17th: Shedd, AM or PM (FREE)
Thursday, June 24th: P&C 1:00-4:00 PM ($10 Admission)

Reference Links:

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Saturday, April 3, 2010


God Bless Woman's month!

I'm not going to lie, I was listening to the How to Train Your Dragon soundtrack... maybe that's why she's triumphant in every way possible.

Friday, April 2, 2010

One Very Late Ground Hog

Sorry, he was constipated, so it took him awhile to get here... filling all those shoes of hopeful children with "chocolate" can take awhile if you can't keep it moving :)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Yay For The First Meeting!

I feel the workshop went really well with Joe! It was really enlightening and his insight was much appreciated. I've contacted Calabash Animation and Digital Kitchen to see if they will let us tour their facilities, watch them work, or have someone speak to us (so we can of course ask more questions and stuffs). If I get the green light from them I'll set things up like the date and time and all that good stuff. We're on a roll though so...start drawing stuff people!

Monday, February 15, 2010


Doodled before my Acting for Animators class. I am not sure where I am going with the don't know for some reason I'm thinking something kinda like Santa Claus but like, a groundhog lumberjack version? I am also playing with the idea that there is like a network of groundhogs that leave the treats and not just one. Or that maybe instead of a guy it would be a girl. Er anyways, just sharing some things I came up with, more to come later. I should do my Illustration homework >_<.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Workshop w/ Joe Merideth

Save the date: February 17, 2010 from 5pm to 6pm

Joe has agreed to meet with us for an hour to talk about anything we want. To better customize the information we hound out of him, let's have a game plan. Firstly, write down any and all questions that you may want to ask him ahead of time. It really sucks when there's all this information you'd love to know but you forget the question when the time comes! Secondly, we just need to know ahead of time what we want out of this little workshop. If we gear it towards what we want to know we can utilize the hour to the max!

(We've all received this message, I'm putting it here for archiving purposes!)

February 2010: Groundhog's Day Eve

So the topic decided on for this month is "Groundhog's Day Eve" based upon one of our very own's yearly tradition.

Keep in mind it doesn't have to be a typical setting, we can challenge ourselves and put it in a different country, a different time period, anything! The more unique we can make the approach to the topic Groundhog's Day Eve, the more the "concept" will stand out.


Some links I wanted to share:
David Russell's "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" Story Boards
About what goes into a successful Concept Art portfolio (for video games, but I think we can get something out of it anyway!)
Coraline Concept Art
Jon Klassen, concept artist

Post your links too!
(The More You Know *music cue)

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


Hey gang. Trevor here. :D