ASIFA Atlanta recently had a call for cartoon/animation inspired art for a benefit show, so I entered the slug and this piece below. It’s from an illustration/branding project I had long ago at Portfolio Center, and I thought instead of just having a vector art printed or even a painting, why not use Fun Foam.
So, I had the bizarre idea to cut this thing out of foam to give it a bit of dimension and compliment its quirkiness. However, there’s much more strategy when working in layers of foam than you’d think (complicated by the limited size of foam sheets). Not to mention, clean cuts are not an easy thing, especially when layering four nut shapes on top of one another.
Anyway, I had a bunch of new sketches from this series I wanted to try out, but alas ran out of time. Enjoy, even if it looks a little flat from this view.
Nuts! Foam, 34″x 18″
Layers of foam
Squirrel detail, 5 layers of foam in some spots
The 3d feel is hard to photograph, can kinda see on an angle.