First up! Visit www.theobelisk.net now!
Visited it? Cool, thanks! Ok here we go: This site is one of my favorite sites for heavy music and I when he asked me to do the banner image I was stoked. The sites also been a big supporter of my art so I was more than open to his ideas for the banner that it should have an octopus, obelisk, desert and sunset. All except the obelisk itself are staples in my bag of tricks!
Above you can see the 3 mock ups I gave him, all pretty similar working on the same idea, as well as the color mock up of the chosen version. I do the color mock sometimes to get color changes myself or the client has out of the way before I do the final art and to have the color choices ready to dive into once the line art is squared away. It can also take alot of the pressure away before I color it which can save time 2nd guessing my color choices later in the game.
Above is a timeline of the final art taking shape. In the first version you can tell I drew the octopus by hand and scanned him into the mock up art then began to draw the background and clouds with the tablet in Photoshop. The 2nd version has the old mock up logo for placement and most of the outlines finished while the 3rd has all of the outlines and some details finished.
Here's some details of the art, even though its web banner on the medium size I went into detail on it because I knew they wanted to print stickers from the art snd I wanted to create some prints to give away.
Below are a couple of the prints and below that is the art for the sticker!