Sunday, April 11, 2010

Scott Bakal’s MicroVisions


Scott Bakal’s “Rebellion” in the Galactic War for Rainbow Juice.

About a year ago Scott started a super-cute series of drawings about aliens landing in central park and scoping out NY. I fell in love with the guys and have been asking him, “What’s their story!?” ever since.

Scott is also the chairman of the Society of Illustrators student scholarship exhibit — he knows first hand how much the work of all the MicroVision artists is appreciated by the students. The Scholarship program is a huge job so extra thanks goes to Scott for taking the time to participate.

2 comments:

bill said...

Some of Scott's alien pieces were entered in Spectrum 17. There is this irresistible urge to stop and let the story open up. During the jurying I couldn't stop as long as I would have liked. Really charming illustrations. I would love to see them as a whole. And thanks, by the way, for helping take care of the students Scott.

Scott Bakal said...

Irene: Thanks for doing Microvisions! It really is a great thing just to see the art but the end result of thousands going to students for the student competition is wonderful. I was surprised you asked me to contribute this year but honored and grateful...and the work done for this is wonderful.

Bill: Thanks Bill! I have one of these Alien pieces in #16.

This has been something I've been playing with for at least 2 years now in my sketchbooks and finally this year, I've decided I've worked it out enough to put it out there. In June, I have a gallery exhibition in Boston dedicated to these characters and the second half of the year, I will fulfill Irene's wishes and tell the true and incredible stories of these aliens.

May 7th is this years Scholarship opening and awards gala...the work this year is astounding!