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The Drawing Board
Interested in illustration? Drawing images that accompany news stories is a privilege that news illustrator Thomas Marsh relishes. Here’s a chance to look over his shoulder and see how he does it.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Ride The Float! second rough


Just an in-process rough to tighten the composition and establish some of the detail areas.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Ride The Float! rough


I was thinking about the Herd riding their momentum into today’s game against East Carolina and since its homecoming weekend, the idea of the float came quickly. It will be fun doing the decorated float, the toilet paper, etc.

At first I was going to have the flatbed by itself, getting ready to run over a Pirate, but its not so much about the Pirates as it is about Marshall being prepared to go up against the defending conference champs.
Also, the idea of a float not being towed seemed a bit awkward. So, I’ll draw a big pickup truck. Now I need a driver ... Coach Snyder.
I always thought would be kind of fun to do a caricture of him. I'll need to give myself plenty of time this week.
More later.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Finish on Memphis


Good start Herd.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Conference play begins


Now that the Herd has had a chance to work out the kinks (and there were more than previously expected), it begins conference play — which is the only thing that this season’s success or failure should be measured. Still, a two and one record is the best Marshall could have expected, so it is right where it needs to be for this conference run.
This is a pretty straight-forward concept of rolling up the sleeves and going to work — not just for a winning season, but for a conference championship. Why should they sell themselves short?

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

How prolific this turned out to be


Not a good thing at all. Two weeks into the season and I'm still waiting to see the defense we've heard about during the off-season. At least there wasn't significant injuries suffered.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Not an easy task



Good luck Herd. Get this season off right.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

A Matter of Perception

My idea for this weekends Herd game against Southern Illinois deals with the perception that Championship subdivision teams are weaker and should be an easy victory. Yep, tell that to Michigan last year after blowing it at home to Appy State.
The Herd had a similar home humiliation when it hosted New Hampshire last year. Or, was it humiliation. What it comes down to is, Marshall is struggling in the upper division and it is facing the #7 ranked team in the “lower” division.
So here I’ve got Marco standing on the higher podium and still being dwarfed by the Saluki (Egyptian hunting dog ~ I’m not sure why) standing on the lower podium.
Marshall’s going to have their hands full.