Dec 31, 2009
Grant Hart was in Husker Du, his show here in LA got the "show of the day" pick in the local weekly.
Heres an animated GIF of the stages:
Nov 30, 2009
Here is the final colored version with final lineup:
Here's one with tones, for Black and White printing from a file:
Here is a Black and White line art version, for making xerox's:
Oct 28, 2009
Hey, this flyer looks alot like my logo up there!
This was originally going to be a series of two posters for two seperate shows back to back using similar images that would change from the first day to the second. Long story short the schedules got changed and the two shows ended up melding into one and I used the other image for the portfolio zine cover which I should have up in the next blog.
First I drew and inked a version but left the cross hatching uninked then scanned it.
After that I inked the cross hatching and scanned the version with the cross hatching in place.
I put the two together in Photoshop, the non cross hatching one ontop, and assigned the top outline one a dark blue color and the bottom with cross hatching a dark green.
From there I used the Wacom to flesh out shadows and highlights and broke down the Flame by selecting parts of it and assigning them colors and transparencies.
Sep 11, 2009
Thanks to Gr8 Scott Graphics for making this GIF!
One of my favorite Virginia bands of all time, Lord, are getting back together and playing a show (with my friends The Bible none the less)!
To commemorate, and use this idea I had been thinking of, I created 5 posters for the show or one for each band. The idea is for each band to put their own flyer on their Myspace or Facebook and use their own distinct flyer to promote the show. Then when people are surfing the web and see an alternate flyer for the show they'll click on the other bands page and flyer to see whats different. This will hopefully build a buzz around the show, make it seem a little more special than usual, as well as get the show and info embedded in the viewers mind.
I'm also printing these 4up on a sheet on one side and a big one on the back then cutting the sheet in half twice to make 4 postcard sized Flyers that will combine to form a larger one on the back.
I created all 5 using 1 scanned line drawing and 1 white pencil/chalk on black paper drawings.
The rest was Photoshop! Each one took about a day, heres the pieces:
Heres a bunch of static versions:
and here's a final printed Version of the Postcard sized puzzle versions:
Aug 9, 2009
Heres a thing I just finished for Ambition Burning, a cover for their upcoming 7". I haven't finished the rest of the design but will post an update when I do, should just be a tracklisting and maybe the sticker on the record itself. The design is taken from a previous sticker I did for them here: LINK
I tried to put more time into the drawing itself on this version and didn't know how it was gonna be colored (Black and white, 2 color, 4 color?) until I started the coloring and just went with 4 colors. I decided to use a base color for everything and then a darker color to define the shadows and forms. I colored it all in Photoshop and used Color Fill Layers masked out to change the colors at will. I kept laughing while coloring it thinking how much it looked like the Simpsons, always fun to laugh at yourself but not for doing wrong or stupid, for just being goofy.
Oh yeah, the theme or message was based on a band members idea, a literal interpretation of the bands name: the man made city being destroyed and nature taking over or man's ambition burning.
Here's the original drawing:
and here's a almost finished version:
Jun 9, 2009
Close to done with tones:
Jun 1, 2009
May 16, 2009
The black background one is a 2 Color job for a black shirt and a sticker and the white one is a 3 Color for a white shirt. I used a few of the elements from the design package. Had to simplify them for the screen printing process and up the contrast plus seperate the colors. I think this one works well as a front label or box label to the Elixir.
May 7, 2009
Got an offer to do a CD cover for my friend Will's band and went for it. I used the same technique as the Admiral Browning Magic Elixir package but it was a little easier as the technique was already set and the drawing was less, more design this time. Had a good time doing it! Here's the finals:
Lets flash back to the beginning shall we?
First I made a mockup of all the elements in Photoshop to make sure it would all work out, fit and look good. You can call it an e-sketch:
After it was good to start I seperated them and printed them out on black (dark grey) paper. Heres what i printed on the black paper:
Then I drew over it with white and scanned that in:
After that I began to clean up and work on the scanned pieces while putting them in place:
I made Black and white versions first but went with green in the end to go with the whole money/faux Masonic theme:
Thanks for lookin'!
Apr 2, 2009
Here's the process:
After we had the right idea I did some rough sketches:
Here's where it got tricky and I spent some time figuring out what to do. Eventually I figured out a technique, here's how it worked out:
I started by drawing and scanning rough sketches or using the original rough sketches and adding tones to them in Photoshop then printing a lighter version of them on black vellum which has a gray tint. After that I drew in the blank areas with white colored pencil. Kind of like a coloring book but adding cross hatching and style. I also had to plan it all out in Photoshop before I drew it so I would know it would fit. Here's the stuff I printed onto the vellum and some of the mock ups I did in PS:
After I drew them on the black vellum i scanned them and assembled them in PS or fixed them. The only one that didn't need any work was Snidley selling to the people, the rest went through alot of changes especially the cover which was taken apart and redone in Photoshop. If you wanna scroll back up and see the difference be my guest.