Nov 30, 2009

Yawning Man poster

Got a request from the drummer of Yawning Man to do a poster for this show in a deadline crunch as he booked the show last min to showcase the band and desert scene for a big magazine's French division. I've dug this band and the drummer's playing for awhile now and was pretty psyched so put this togther in record time. Considering the time given and pressure I put on myself I'm really-really-really happy with the results. I won't put all the steps on here per usual, just a couple of different versions for different uses.

Here is the final colored version with final lineup:

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Here's one with tones, for Black and White printing from a file:

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Here is a Black and White line art version, for making xerox's:

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Oct 28, 2009

Across Tundras in DC show Poster

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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.

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After that I inked the cross hatching and scanned the version with the cross hatching in place.

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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.

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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.

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Jun 1, 2009

The 4 Hour Flyer: Ambition Burning

I did a quick favor for some old friends and made this flyer for them in a bind. Only took 4 hours, over 2 days, between other more involved projects. I drew it then scanned and inverted it, added text and some rays in the eyes from another Illustrator project I was working on. FFX PUNK!


Finished:
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Almost:

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Start:

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Animated!
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May 16, 2009

Admiral Browning Magic Elixir Merch

Here's some pics of all the Admiral Browning 'Magic Elixir' schwag! Get them from the good crew themselves.

http://www.admiralbrowning.com/

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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

Kaemon "The Ballad of Mary Surratt" CD art

OKAY! HERE WE GO!

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:

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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:

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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:

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Then I drew over it with white and scanned that in:

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After that I began to clean up and work on the scanned pieces while putting them in place:

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I made Black and white versions first but went with green in the end to go with the whole money/faux Masonic theme:

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Thats it!

Thanks for lookin'!

Apr 2, 2009

Admiral Browning - Magic Elixir Ep Art

So here's the lastest thing I worked on, a digipak design for my friends Admiral Browning. They had the concept and approached me with doing a narative about their "Snidley Whiplash" character selling his snake oil if you will, or Magic Elixir. They had most of the panels already planned out and wanted it to appear like white ink on black paper which was the biggest challenge. After getting the ideas and sketches down I had to go through a few different techniques and approaches before I finally found the one that works and would look good. One I used was drawing over the sketches with a tablet in Photoshop, which didn't work at all.

Finals:

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Here's the process:

Thumbnails:

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After we had the right idea I did some rough sketches:

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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:

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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.

Final drawings:

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Presto!