Wednesday, August 27, 2008

ABC: Tendril of Anger

Wednesday is the day for our group sketch game called "Art By Committee." Each week I share an actual excerpt from a science fiction manuscript and each week you visualize it.

This week’s quote was “The old man felt a tendril of anger rising.” How many of us think of anger in terms of “tendrils?” Some of you developed the storytelling to include the source of the anger: a fly in the soup, or a high phone bill, and some used the design idea of the tendril to great artistic effect.

Mark Heng (Website and Blog)

And the one from the original sketchbook.

Next week we have a slightly different challenge. Many years ago I gathered up a bunch of business cards that were stuck on the wall of a restaurant, and I glued them in the back of the ABC book. The game is to imagine what the owner of the business card might look like just by looking at the card.

Have fun! Please scale your JPG to 700 pixels across and please compress it as much as possible. Title it with your name, send it to: jgurneyart(at), subject line ABC, and let me know in your email the full URL of the link to your blog or website if you have one (even if you gave it to me before). Please have your entries in by next Tuesday at 10:00 AM Eastern Time USA.


Rob Hummer said...

Just wanted to say great ideas everyone. Always a kick getting a little glimpse into the minds of fellow artists each week through your ABC contributions.
I imagined the tendril of anger being a bulging vein in the old man's temple as he contemplates flicking an annoying fly from his nose. Bummer, though, that the idea came a bit too late to finish up and contribute this week.
An image of the brothers Collier, quality fruit growers, is beginning to form now, however, so time to jump on it and get busy.
So, see you all next week.
And thanks again, James, for all the continuing and varied challenges you give us.

Patrick Waugh said...

It came to me last night that I've learned more about illustration from this blog than most of my college professors! Every day James posts something useful and each week a challenging assignment...for FREE!

Honey P. Amplegood said...

ditto that, sirs.