Seattle Met - Camping Feature

On newsstands now, new conceptual portrait work for Seattle Met featuring Katy Nuttman and Reed Larson of Jet City Improv. 

Bug Spray, 2016. Reed Larson, talent. Sara D'Eugenio, art direction. Zach Vitale, retouching. 

Bug Spray, 2016. Reed Larson, talent. Sara D'Eugenio, art direction. Zach Vitale, retouching. 

Camping 101, 2016.   Katy Nuttman, talent. Sara D'Eugenio, art direction. Zach Vitale, retouching.

Camping 101, 2016.   Katy Nuttman, talent. Sara D'Eugenio, art direction. Zach Vitale, retouching.

Bear Lake, 2016. Katy Nuttman and Reed Larson, talent. Sara D'Eugenio, art direction. Zach Vitale, retouching.

Bear Lake, 2016. Katy Nuttman and Reed Larson, talent. Sara D'Eugenio, art direction. Zach Vitale, retouching.

Had a blast shooting this; you can check out the video below which features some of my initial ideation that yielded two characters - Oculus Bro and Segway Gal - who never got out to see the light of day. 

Up top here, a fun idea that would've had a bear ransacking the campers' backpacks while they contracted guardia from the stream they sipped from.  

Page from a 2016 sketchbook from Michael Clinard. 

Page from a 2016 sketchbook from Michael Clinard. 

The lower doodle shows a version of Oculus Bro being unable to see two bear backpackers who've hidden themselves in the tree so as not to tip the humans off that they, too, enjoyed getting a little mountain air in the lungs. 

Oculus Bro and Segway Gal observe Smokey the Bear with Fire, 2016. Sketch by Michael Clinard.  

Oculus Bro and Segway Gal observe Smokey the Bear with Fire, 2016. Sketch by Michael Clinard.  

More soon,

Mikey