Saturday, September 20, 2008
Motion City Soundtrack
The idea for this one came from an unused thumbnail composition for a project I did last semester. I've been really digging the old school video game iconography for a while now. The classic 8-bit sprites are a perfect visual shorthand for videogames, the digital age, the late 70's/early 80's, aliens--anything really. In this instance, I think they do a nice job of evoking the synthesized aspect of Motion City Soundtrack's music. For the figure of the astronaut I tried to retain the life and spontaneity of my sketches--something that often seems to disappear when I move to the final. I've included the original drawing in this post, as I think it stands quite nicely on its own.
In other news, we had some pretty intense wind last weekend here in Columbus. Sixty percent of the city lost power, and some areas are still without electricity. A grim reminder of nature's supreme power, or a chance to miss three days of school? You decide!