Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Rachael Loehr

Hello everyone. I've been very busy working on many different projects lately. One of them was the Rachael Loehr Fundraiser at my church. Rachael suffers from heart disease, and we are raising money for her, and her family. There are all kinds of costs involved in getting to Seattle where they'll do the operation, when a donor is found. If you want to hear Rachaels story in her own words, you can find it here. Go about 40 minutes into the video, the interview with Rachael is about 12 minutes long. I warn you though, it's an emotional story. She shared it with us on Sunday. She's a courageous young woman, and her faith is very strong.

One of the events the church is hosting is a pirate night where the kids and adults who act like kids dress up like pirates and watch a movie and eat a spaghetti dinner. It should be a lot of fun. I donated artwork for T-shirts they'll be selling there, I've done a lot of vector art in the last year and so I was able to convert my pencil sketches very quickly. Here is the T-shirt design:

If you'd like to order a tshirt, you can find an order form here. If that link doesn't work for you, send me an email, and I'll email you the file.

I had a lot of fun working on this project. It's very fulfilling to work on something like this, where your artwork helps people who really need it, and you get to do God's work rather than just work to make a buck. Iris Wellman was basically the art director for this job. It was a delight to work with a client who trusts in my creativity, and can make command decisions. Here is my pencil sketch:

I took the same art and re purposed it again to make posters they could sell at the pirate night along with the T-shirts. I've been working on this style for a few months now, sort of a 2D/3D look. I've got a couple of ideas on how to use it in animation, and also in a book project. Here is the poster artwork:

So that's just one of the many projects I've been so busy with. That's why I haven't been blogging much.
As I finish up the other projects I'll post them here. Thanks for stopping by. -- Ryan