Thursday, May 14, 2009

Ernest Borgnine - My CT Hero

Zdepski's sketch of Ernest Borgnine as Mermaid Man
Portrait of Ernest Borgnine from Wikipedia Bio Page
Spongebob Squarepants Character, Mermaid Man

The MFA classes are already gearing up for summer session. We have a San Francisco reaction painting to complete, as seen in previous posts, but the new assignments have begun to roll in. Nancy Stahl and Jean Tuttle are teaching a class on digital media, where we get to create a poster piece in the big three of digital authoring: Photoshop, Illustrator and Painter. I own all three, but can use some serious tutoring on many of the capabilities. Both instructors are fully digital, having switched from traditional media in the 90s.

Their assignment: Choose a famous Connecticut son or daughter to portray in a themed illustration: Not a straight portrait.

Ernest Borgnine, I Choose You!--- "Peekapeekapeekka CHOOOOOOOOO!!!!"

So, Mr. B is an Oscar winner, 70s Thrill movie player and Spongebob Square Pants voice actor for the character, "Mermaid Man". This is my first sketchbook crack at him, but I have a pricing request into a Movie photo house for some better head shots than the free-bee over on (seen here). I'm still hashing out the concept, but I think McHales Navy will be making an appearance in there somewhere.

1 comment:

Chad Grohman said...

Im gonna really enjoy this... Its going to be great.