Tuesday, September 25, 2012

RBMC Round 30: Disney!

Not much has had as large an impact on who we are as artists as Disney has. This round here on the blog, we pay tribute to our favorites. Check back soon!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Erin Round 29: SciFi School

For my Ingenuity Fest SciFi Fair poster, I got to work with Brittney Traywick who had some exciting ideas about the future of education in Cleveland. This scene illustrates a physics classroom, where the instructor uses holograms as teaching tools. Thanks Brittney for such an awesome idea!

The work is done in Adobe Illustrator, with lots of added textures. It was completed while I had the flu, so even though there are some things I would tweak, I am just thilled I managed to finish it at all!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Ingenuity Fest Cleveland 2012 Live Draw

Now that the Monsters are starting to get feeling back in their collective drawing hand, we can show off what 14 hours over 2 days can accomplish.  The entire mural was a completely organic process with each of us constantly feeding off of the artist next to us.  The time was spent laughing, joking, and learning as the 6 of us banded together to create what is surely our best mural yet.  Check out the photos below for some close up shots of the piece as well as some tired monsters.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Sci-Fi Fair Video

In collaboration with Ingenuity Fest Cleveland 2012, The Rust Belt Monsters banded together to create a series of posters (which we've been posting throughout the week) representing ideas for the future created by students at the Whitney M. Young High School.  We decided it might be fun to create a fake news reel showcasing these ideas with a few extra twists.  Above is the 3 minute result.

Keep checking the blog as the Monsters will be sharing their other collaborative efforts at the fair: an extremely humongous mural that took us over 14 hours to complete.  Craziness.

Check out my personal blog for some work in progress stills from the video: NeedYourDisease

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Ingenuity Fest!

This weekend the Rust Belt Monster Collective will be bringing LIVE ART to the Ingenuity Festival! Come Join us!

The ingenuity festival is a 3 day free family-friendly event celebrating science, art, and innovation. It is one of my favorites each year and this one looks bigger than ever.

At the festival, the RBMC will be painting a completely improvised 24 foot mural in two days.

***UPDATE*** It is now day two! Here's an enticing preview. Check out our spiffy new shirts!

We are at the Port of Cleveland Dock 30 this Saturday 12pm to 1am and Sunday 12pm to 6pm for the festival. Check out http://ingenuitycleveland.com/ for more info. See you there!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Tim, Round 29: Sci-Fi Fair

My poster for "Ingenuity" illustrating an eighth grade girls idea of a future where retail stores are connected by a series of subterranean tubes, in which a consumer can access products from all over the city using a single location. Oh and the coolest part is that it's powered by Bio-Engineered trees that collect solar energy and distribute power across the grid, pretty sweet idea.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Round 29: Cleveland's Time Machine

Naomi and I talked for a while about this concept, and how she thinks I look like Spider Man.

Let's say you're driving down the street and a dog runs in front of you.  You swerve to miss it, but accidentally run over a little girl and kill her. Today you might have to go to jail for a mistake, but in the future, you can fix that horrible mistake!  

Plead your case and If the judge believes it, then it's back in tiiiiiime with you!

Yknow.  Like the song. The song that's been in my head all week as I drew this. 

Scene Magazine Boxes!

Seeing as how our boxes are being prominently displayed outside of Ingenuity Fest, now would probably be a good time to reveal the work we did for Scene Magazine.  To promote the upcoming art fest, the Rust Belt Monsters spent roughly 10 hours painting a mural across 16 boxes which were later spread across Cleveland.  It was a great honor to be included in the promotion of Cleveland's Ingenuity Fest and we could not be more excited for our live draw at the event.  Scroll down to see better pictures of each project as well as some WIP shots.  We hope to see you this weekend!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Round 29: Rapid Cleveland

I had the fortune to work on Katerra Moore's concept on how to make public transportation better in EVERY respect.  In essence, Miss. Moore wish is to make public transportation more efficient, cleaner, more comfortable, safe and free to the public.  How do you show all of that in one image without having a giant info graphic full of little info graphics?  Show a brilliant future Cleveland where all of this exists!  Sell a better future full of the progress promised by the atomic age but progress that will be DELIVERED by Katerra Moore and the Renewable Energy Age!

For those who I am sure can't read the small text:
 More passenger and cargo space, light reactive windows and in-seat, multichannel video system to make your ride more comfortable.

Greater Driver visibility, antilock breaks, run flat tires, passenger air bags and an active safety system makes sure you get safely from point A to point B.

Thanks to wind, solar and water power we are able to supply Cleveland with transportation FREE to the public!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Tim, Round 27: Batgirl

Hey Look it's Batgirl (and to a lesser extent, finally a new post)! My overwhelming guilt about neglecting this blog finally became to much to bear, and so I drew Batgirl.


Check out the original ink sketch over here.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Round 29: Sci Fi Fair!!

Our friends at Ingenuity Cleveland  have devised a fiendish scheme: pair Cleveland area science students with Professionals in the Arts and Science and see what happens!  Students at Whitney M. Young School were asked for their ideas that might transform the future for the better, shepherded by local Scientists, Engineers, City Planners to hone these idea and finally introduced to Artists (us!) to help bring their ideas to life!
In advance of Ingenuity Cleveland's annual Ingenuity Fest (Sept 14-16), a celebration of Arts and Sciences, we present the fruits of our Sci Fi Fair labor.  Stay tuned!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Erin Round 28: TOR

Since my art background is not as comic book influenced as the rest of the RMBC, I am sad to say that the first I heard of Joe Kubert was only a few weeks ago when he passed.

Boys? A little help here? I would like to know about these greats before they are all gone. Moebius was another one that I wish I learned about years ago. Someone please give me the comic book education I missed out on.

Anyway, I know that comic illustrators are the best draftsmen out there and Kubert was no exception. I loved studying his work online, but my favorite is his lanky prehistoric Tarzan-like character: Tor. Here he is reading a comic with a dinosaur in ink on bristol board.


OH, by the way.... 200th POST, B*****s! Here's to 2000 more!