Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Square Puppet


Hiram may be a blockhead, but he loves to draw.

17 comments:

SVSART said...

Been waiting most of the night for the next video posting!

ivo.de.wispelaere said...

Frankly I don't believe the puppet. I think he's a hired actor... ;-)

SVSART said...

Gurney you've got to post these videos to the Amazon book page, they are a riot!

eric said...
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eric said...

awsome character, though i know you could have really pushed him and made him freaking nuts like a muppet character, next video you have to really, let loose with this guy!

i'm also starting to notice a commom theme with all of them now, haha!

keep up the great work!

David Patel said...

this video brings up a question ive always had in mind. why do people always use the phrase:" i cant even draw a straight line"? I go to art center on a scholarship and among all things i cant draw a straight line without a ruler. maybe close, but technically still not straight. haha am i just thinking too much into this? or does anyone else feel the same way haha.

i think the phrase should be " i cant even draw a realistically rendered face."

Kurt Ankeny-Beauchamp said...

James, this has been one of the most entertaining series of advertisements I've seen in a while. Your book is already on my Amazon wishlist, but I may have to speed up the purchase a bit...

Dan Gurney said...

Gotta love Hiram. He should meet my Archy! Hiram's a work of art himself, with the heart and soul of a food processor.

Matt Hunter Ross said...

hahaha.

kind scary, tho...

Dakota said...

AHHHHHHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
Shameless, SHAMELESS advertising.
Love it. :D

Dave Lebow said...

Wow, nice job! I love the retro feel. The puppet is really great! You could be working in the film industry as well as the illustration and fine art fields.

GooGoo Supreme said...

you should hold a video contest, who can make the best "imagnative realism" commercial....? winner gets a free book

true none of us has seen the book, yet, haha, but i think we have enough blog clues to get the job done!

James Gurney said...

GooGoo, a video commercial contest for I.R. is a great idea. Would people want to do this? Here are some suggested ideas:
1. Limit length to 60 seconds.
2. Post all results on YouTube and I'll embed all entries on G.J.
3. Deadline could be end of October or so to give people time to see the book and do the vid.
4. First prize: Signed I.R. and Dinotopia: Chandara. Second prize: signed IR. Third through fifth: Signed posters.
5. Winner determined either by vote on blog poll or on number of views on YouTube. What do you think?
6. People could use any talent they have, but the video would have to be created for the contest and feature the book in some way, even indirectly.

Let me know what you think. If people really like the idea and you like the rules, we can announce the contest at the end of Video Week.

GooGoo Supreme said...

i'm definatly in james!

all sounds good except i think view cout can be manipulated, i would trust your voter blog poll more.

cant wait! got my rough idea already!

Susan Adsett said...

I love the video contest idea (although I have no idea what would beat "unicycle painting..."

BTW - just got my copy of International Artist - great article! Can't wait for the book!

Tyler J said...

I love how much fun you are having with the book promo. I wonder if THAT is your real secret to your fantastic art.

A contest sounds great but I would have to agree that views may not be the best measure...perhaps a blog vote with veto/tyrant power reserved for yourself.

gallymathias said...

Square Head Sponge Hiram, Square Head Sponge Hiram… Square Pants Sponge Hiram… Hmm, Doesn't it sound like something familiar?… :)

I love theses videos!