Gerz Blog

Gerz Blog

remembering The Knick

 

I'm still working on a large project that is to remain confidential for now

and another large commission that I don't want to post until it's finished.

So... instead of griping about the weather (and believe me there's plenty to gripe about)

I thought I'd share some preliminary sketches from my "Knick" project a while back.

 

This is my initial sketch based on their suggestion to do a "cut-away" view of the hospital:

 

 

 

...and an idea to have "superimposed" images:

 

 

 

 

The building has some tall towers that I thought might lend themselves to a vertical format:

 

 

 

 

Then it occurred to me to make it look as if the building had literally been cut away, and the walls peeled back like skin...

I knew that they weren't going to go for this one but I just had to try it:

 

 

 

 

They decided on the horizontal format with see-through walls surrounded by images relating to the hospital,

and they sent me this sketch:

 

 

 

 

...so I sent them back this layout based on their sketch:

 

 

 

 

...and they sent back this modified layout with comments and suggestions. This is getting pretty close to the final version:

 

 

 

 

Working on names and faces - portraits and lettering being things that I haven't had much practice with:

 

 

 

 

This was the initial drawing for the Surgery vignette. I had been briefed that the show deals a lot with pregnancy and birthing:

 

 

 

 

After they ran this by their legal department, I was told to "loose the baby."

 

 

 

 

This is the final 20" x 30" inked drawing which does not reduce well at screen resolution:

 

 

 

 

Here is a small section that looks a little better on screen:

 

 

 

 

There were a lot of versions and layouts and small little changes (mostly from the legal department) over the course of a hundred emails and a dozen of phone calls. I think, ultimately, we came out with a pretty good piece.

I had displayed a full size print at the Baltimore ComiCon and it literally stopped some people in their tracks as they went by.

 

So that's pretty cool.

 

 

 

Moby Dick...

 

"Shrouded in a thin drooping veil of mist, it hovered for a moment in the rainbowed air..."

 

 

 

Commissioned by Will (he just asked for something Moby Dick related).

 

For your own commissioned artwork contact me at gerzmail@yahoo.ca

 

 

 

A G33K by any other name

 

Back in 2013 we attended the G33K Art Show.

This year they've "re-branded" as Altekrea Festival of Alternative Creation.

November 22 -23 in the Rotunda at the Kitchener City Hall.

 

 

 

altekrea.com

 

 

There is also an Opening Gala on Friday the 21st, which looks pretty cool:

 

 

 

 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/uncanny-reveries-altekrea-opening-gala-tickets-13957859333?

 

 

Shel and I will be attending the Gala as well as both days in the Rotunda.

If there are any of you in the area, we'd love to see you.

 

 

 

birds of a feather

 

Back in May, Mia & Charles asked me to draw the birds that visit their palm trees to use on their wedding announcement.

 

 

 

I was also asked to draw a close up of the pair of parakeets to use on the menu.

 

 

 

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm... sounds great!

 

Here's a bigger pic of the drawing:

 

 

 

Congratulations to Mia & Charles, thank you for letting me be a small part of your Big Day

and sincerest best wishes for happy and healthy future.

 

 

"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person."
- Mignon McLaughlin

 

 

 

happy halloween...

 

This house is on the route to and from the boat. They put on quite the display.

 

 

 

I can't imagine that they get a lot of trick-or-treaters since there are only about a dozen houses in the entire hamlet of Goldstone.

 

 

 

Here's are own spooky display.

 

 

 

Apparently I need to wash the windows. 

 

 

 

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