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AUBURN MIDDLE SCHOOL PRE-WORKSHOP WORKSHOP

JANUARY 3RD, 2013

(Picture furnished by Lucile Merin)

 The following are the creations that came out of the sign up meeting for the 5th installment of APL PRESENTS and was held in the library at Auburn Middle School.  Although it was an informal workshop, there was a whole lot of imagination going on.  We thought we would present to you the results.  Please keep in mind that the drawings, with the exception of the group effort in the form of Mutant Spud Man, are all just rough pencil sketches, the merest of ideas, and certainly not finished.

Let's start with the man (?) of the hour himself.  Take it away Mutant Spud Man.....

      
On the left is the original version created during the workshop, rendered in marker on a portable dry-erase board.  There were a few things which were suggested for part of the character that either wouldn't have worked in that media or because the drawing was already getting too complicated, or because Mr. Jordan didn't want to take any of the limited time to to think through how something should have been properly drawn.  So in all fairness to his artistic ability and to the full creative suggestions, here, on the right, is Mutant Spud Man with snake eyes, fish lips, elephant ears, a skull on the katana, belly button lint, a sketchy arm, a twisty moustache, and way too many toes on each foot.

The rest of the selections are the sketches done by those poor souls in attendance, or at least the six of them that turned stuff in at the end of the meeting.  They are presented in no particular order, but it might be alphabetically.


This one is a character named Jay rendered by Gage B.  Very interesting style, and a very well thought out character.  The smile is a bit disconcerting, however.  I don't know if Jay is happy or just plain crazy.  Let's hope we find out which is which--and not the hard way.

        
This one is by Gavin H., and, although he didn't name the characters, he did a great job breaking the figures down to show action and movement.  I wanted to see it finished, and he finished it for me.  He handed me the one on the right at the first workshop session.


This fellow, named Mouthy Man, is by Katherine G.  Those are teeth and that is his tongue holding the sword.  Did we mention something about a whole lot of imagination?  We can't wait to see what they come up with for the actual workshop if this was essentially doodling.


The fellow on the left is Mr. Bellybutton Lint and on the right, Mr. Celery Stick by MacKenzie R.  Yup, she is the one who suggested the belly button lint on Spud Man, but she redeemed herself by drawing the nose on the dry erase version.


Michael H. was coming up with a cast of characters all by himself while equally participating in the group effort.  At the top left is the hero, Mongore, and next to him is his Phoenix.  To the right is the villain, Shadow Master, and below him is one of his creatures, Shadow Fiend.


Sebastian S. was also coming up with a horde of characters while participating, each completely different from the other.  Unfortunately, he only named one of them, the pointy haired guy at the bottom, whom he dubbed, Shadow Bro.  Love the enigmatic smile on the big guy.  Wonder if he's met Jay?

There were a few more in attendance, but they either didn't do any sketching during the event or they didn't feel comfortable turning in what they had drawn, it being in a very unfinished state.  Trust us when we say that they had nothing to be embarrassed about.

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