Lately I've concentrated on posting samples from my recently rediscovered sketchbook. Upon leafing through the somewhat yellowed document I came across a neatly folded piece of lined writing paper:
It is a page I scribbled early in the production of the old Canadian horror film Graveyard Shift, in which I had the role of set designer. The main set, the only one, really, was of a graveyard featured as part of a music video within a film. I also illustrated some "wild" flats which appeared in a party scene.
I blogged about my role previously, here. The experience was a good one. Everything counts.
Here, in the picture below, are some bits I noodled in late September or early October of 1985:
"Jerry" refers to the film's director, Jerry Ciccoritti. "Gilda" is, I'm sure I'm not remembering this correctly, the main vampire lady.
The list of cemeteries is something I listed since I wanted to check out the real thing in preparation of my mausoleum design; a structure which would be central to the music video's graveyard set. Examples of the resulting sketches are posted here and here.
I've long been fascinated by the creative process; even my own. The above examples demonstrate how a first meeting leads to the completed job.
Check out a post I did on a contact sheet of photos I took of the completed graveyard set.