Sunday, August 29, 2010
For a friend Jim Stillman. He has a wonderful young grandson who he keeps in contact with through email. Jim invented this great character "Gippy the Pig" and sends videos and updates on what he is up to. Here we imagined "What if Gippy travelled back in time and found 'Grumpa' when he was hanging out at Woodstock in 1969?" Oh the conversations they must of had.
Posted by Coberlin Brownell at 9:39 PM
I only wish I had the original base photo for this as reference (Suave White Haired Older Gentleman). One of the nicest guys you will ever meet, Steve Horrocks. Don't remember exact details but I think a congratulations for some normal everyday task like calibrating the copier. Just because it is routine, doesn't mean it isn't important. Thanks Steve for all you you do.
Posted by Coberlin Brownell at 8:57 PM
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
I honestly can't remember what this was in response to, but at the time I must have thought it was appropriately hilarious. Co-workers Amy Witkop and Luke Yablonsky out in the Portland Oregon office transformed into the Power Duo of Daryl Dragon and Toni Tennille.
Posted by Coberlin Brownell at 3:30 PM
JDK Associate Creative Director Cris Dibica sent out a email to the studio to gauge response to the Rolling Stone Cover featuring Olympic Gold Medalist Shaun White (on right). Having work with Burton Snowboards for years, I guess I still see Shaun as the little 12 year old redhead kicking everybody ass at the 2001 X-Games. My reaction was the the same as when I first saw the "new and improved" comedian Carrot Top. How to express it? Photoshop to the rescue.
Posted by Coberlin Brownell at 3:03 PM
This one was in response to a cryptic photo sent out by a co-worker. It was a childhood picture of one of our design directors Marin Horikawa. It turned out to be his birthday but there was no mention of this in the email, just the pic. Within seconds there were emails flying around with photoshopped tweaks of him holding a snowboard, going to the Olympics, on the Lost island, etc. My response was "This birthday thread is getting a little strange", and I submitted this portrait based on the nightmare inducing twins from The Shining.
Posted by Coberlin Brownell at 2:49 PM
This one is from a while ago when friends on facebook were creating their avatars based on dopplegangers (look-a-likes). I found a great site called myheritage.com which let you upload a photo of yourself and it would search celebrity database and try and find stars that look like you. I happy to see the ultimate gentleman spy Roger Moore as the closest match at 53%. Second closest match... Renee Zellweger???
Posted by Coberlin Brownell at 2:18 PM
Noticing a superhero theme going on with a lot of my portraits lately. Here is a blast from the past. A show about a kid who travelled around in a sweet RV with a guy named "Mentor", talked to cartoon gods and turned into a superhero to help the less fortunate. Don't make shows like that anymore. This publicity shot featuring actor John Davey. Shazam was also played by Jackson Bostwick.
Posted by Coberlin Brownell at 2:03 PM
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
As a supplement to an email about remembering to smile when a tour comes through the studio, I thought of the iconic and slightly freaky Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland. I am fairly certain that I am going to have nightmares about whatever you call that "thing" I came up with. Yikes.
Posted by Coberlin Brownell at 12:39 PM
Finally got my iSight camera fixed. Yafrickinhoo! Here is a special request for my sister Lauren. She always said I remind her of that guy from Flight of the Conchords. Thought I would take advantage of the fact that I had been slacking on shaving and bang this one out.
Posted by Coberlin Brownell at 10:35 AM
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
Another special request for Lauren and Heidi. It was hard to decide which Obi-Wan was the right fit for my portrait. Young Obi is too goofy with his little pony tail and mature Ben is too iconographic to mess with. I settled in the middle. It doesn't hurt to include Mace Windu to add a level of cool to the scene.
Posted by Coberlin Brownell at 10:35 PM
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
This is a gift for my step dad Paul McCaffrey. This summer, he had been trying to protect the bird feeders from the squirrels with his trusty pellet gun. He enjoyed it so much he started to temp the cute little critters with tasty goodies. They caught on... Special thanks to Lauren for playing the part of the squirrel.
Posted by Coberlin Brownell at 3:31 PM
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Character from the film "Scary Movie". A cross between Deputy Dwight 'Dewey' Riley (Scream) and Verbal Kint (The Usual Suspects). I created this portrait just for fun. Sadly "Doofy" is a nickname Michelle likes to call me when I exhibit retardish tendencies. I guess it could be worst.
Posted by Coberlin Brownell at 4:08 PM
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Great movie. Created this picture for an email to our HR team asking a question on how to donate the the United Way using payroll deduction. This year we decided not to do a big campaign (Money is tight) but I felt that if the current situation is rough for us, imagine how hard it must be for the people who usually benefit from the donations made to the United Way. As far as the email, of course I knew the answer, but I thought if I asked and CC: the studio, they can learn the answer and I snuck in a line in the email about what a great cause it was. I titled the email "I ain't too smart"
Posted by Coberlin Brownell at 7:00 PM