Recently, a client/customer who attended the same prep school that I went to, South Kent School, told me of his finding three (3) sheets of looseleaf paper with concepts sketches, which I did for him. It was my junior year, and the job entailed to do art concepts for an ice hockey goalie mask for him to take to get it professionally done. The client, back then, was one of our hockey goalies and one of our close-defenseman on the lacrosse team. And if I remember clearly, payment for the job was either a can of soda, or instant ramen noodles, or maybe both? :o)
Below are the pics from the actual sheets done in 1995:
I’m amazed that this person saved it after all these years, and in very good condition! I also realized that these were done without photo reference, which these days is an absolute, “No-No!”
The looseleaf paper and torn edges from my notebooks show proof of what is now, The Art of Lax, did start “in spirit” in my boarding school dorm room, and on occasion, during dull moments in class (which was often!).
I personally cringe while looking at these, but I’m so proud of it all, too.