OK. I had too much fun on this one. This image was created for a story a couple of months ago in the Contra Costa Times on teenagers using Facebook to setup fights on high school campuses. This has been a recent problem at several local high schools. Of course boys full of testosterone have been prone to fight in high school since before high schools were invented. However, with social media on iPads and smartphones on campus…setting up a battle royale in the quad has never been easier!
I came up with the solution of utilizing the tools technology as the portraits of the boys who were fighting. I used a laptop as the head of one student and an iPad as the head of the other and had fun drawing their profile pages. Pencil, pastel, watercolor and a pinch of comic book drama finished the image.
January 1, 2012 | Categories: Chuck's illustrations | Tags: art, artwork, Bay Area, Bay Area News Group, boys, Chuck Todd, comics, computer, Contra Costa Times, drawing, facebook, fighting, high school, illustration, illustrator, iPad, kids, laptop, macbook, newspapers, painting, pastel, pencil, punching, social networking, storytelling, teenagers, visual journalism, watercolor, www.chucktodd.net | Leave a comment