Thursday, January 10, 2013

Day 543


Day 543 Jan 10th

Minimates art project

One of the coolest things I have grown really attached to with the Miniamtes has been how cool they look in projects like photo/web comics and such.  I really dig the art work that DST has done especially the posters they have been doing as of late and wanted to see more like that.  One day while picking up some comic books I happened to come across some of Marvels blank variant covers to comics.  The light bulb raged in my head with the idea of getting Minimates drawn onto these covers!  There was only one small problem with this – I can’t draw to save my life.  So I picked up a cover here and there just to stock them up while still trying to figure out how to make my idea work.  Ideally I could get someone to use a photo I took and draw the Minimates onto the cover but finding someone to do it was proving to be more difficult.  I had a couple covers sent to me from a good friend who had his tattoo artist draw on them, not Minimates but still a couple great covers.  When I had the chance to attend the Calgary Comic Expo last spring I had toyed with taking the comics along and getting them sketched but the idea that I wanted Minimates drawn on them held strong.  Well as I have been making the rounds as a substitute teacher I happened to make an important discovery…I noticed a grade seven student drawing comic book characters for his art assignments.  Talking to him I found that he really enjoys comics despite not having very many of his own and loves to draw them too.  I got around to asking him if he would be interested in trying some drawing from my photos, and he agreed and he drew the cover picture to my comic project.  I liked what I saw and got him to try his hand at a couple covers too.  I think he did a good job and will get him to do more, as well continue my search for other artistically minded people to give it a go as well!  If you fit this bill feel free to let me know and we can work something out!

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