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Jul 15

Roctopus Concert Poster and Guitar Illustration

Posted on Friday, July 15, 2011 in Concert poster, Drawing, Illustration, Print

This poster/guitar wrap is the fastest I’ve had to produce an illustration. I was told one evening of the need for another illustration and had to have a finished piece done by the next morning. Luckily I already had an idea ready (sometimes that is what takes the most time) so I had a head start. I was kinda bummed that I didn’t get to spend more time on it, until I saw the guitar. It turned out better than I would have hoped. I can’t wait to do another.

Roctopus poster illustration

Roctopus Guitar Illustration - full

Roctopus Guitar illustration - close

Roctopus Guitar head

Jul 4

Gator Guitar Illustration

Posted on Monday, July 4, 2011 in Concert poster, Drawing, Illustration

I was asked to create an illustration specifically for a guitar wrap to giveaway at the World-Record-Breaking concert that was going on last week. Unfortunately one band was 15 minutes late for their set so the attempt had to be called off. I think they are going to make another attempt in the fall.  Anyway, I was happy with the illustration and it sparked and idea to do a series of children and monster-animals. From my perspective the boy and the gator are friends, but it could be that the gator is protecting it’s next meal. I like that ambiguity and I’m excited to create more.

Gator Guitar

Gator Guitar Head

Gator Guitar Body

Jun 5

The Daylights Concert Poster

Posted on Sunday, June 5, 2011 in Concert poster, Drawing, Illustration, Print

This concert has already passed but there were just a few things about it that I wanted to fix up before I posted it. There are still things I would like to change, but at some point you just have to move on. At this point I’m happy with the final result. Enjoy.

The Daylights concert poster

Jul 30

Oktoberfest Illustrations

Posted on Friday, July 30, 2010 in Drawing, Illustration

These were two illustrations that were commissioned but for one reason or another didn’t work out and we ended up going in another direction. I thought they turned out pretty cool and it seemed a shame no one would ever see them. So here they are. Enjoy.

Oktoberfest Girl

Oktoberfest Guy

May 13

Riverhead concert poster

Posted on Thursday, May 13, 2010 in Concert poster, Drawing, Illustration, Print

For this one I was asked to create a “Dark” vision for this poster. I was worried that maybe I took it a little too far, but I’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback and I am thrilled with the result.

Riverhead concert poster

Apr 17

Muse Concert poster entry

Posted on Saturday, April 17, 2010 in Concert poster, Drawing, Illustration, Print

This was my concept for the Muse concert poster contest. Sadly it did not win but I was very happy with how it turned out, so I thought I would share. Nuff said

Muse Concert poster entry

Mar 30

Retribution Gospel Choir (concert poster)

Posted on Tuesday, March 30, 2010 in Concert poster, Drawing, Graphic Design, Illustration, Print

Here is another poster that took me several failed concepts to get it right. I really wanted to play off the choir boy image but with a dangerous twist. Like an avenging angel or a spirit seeking justice. Anyway, it turned out pretty nice with great color splashes and dynamic action. This again is a bit of a style departure. It has kind of a comic book cover feel to it, but I think that works for it.

Retribution Gospel Choir concert poster

Mar 16

Gene Loves Jezebel concert poster

Posted on Tuesday, March 16, 2010 in Concert poster, Drawing, Illustration, Print

This was a last minute concert poster that came together really fast, after a couple of failed attempts. I’ve been trying for, at least the last 4 or 5 posters, to put a female into one of my posters but they never came out right. Finally with this it worked out (however the character, to some, seems kind of androgynous. thought the intent was female). Despite having to put this together in one night, the more I look at it the more I like it. It’s becoming one of my favorites (I know I say that about almost every new poster, but that’s good right? It means I’m improving with each one).

Gene Loves Jezebel poster

Mar 1

The Winter Sounds concert poster

Posted on Monday, March 1, 2010 in Concert poster, Drawing, Graphic Design, Illustration, Print

So I altered my style a bit on this one but it was working so well I just went with it. I guess this would be the minimalist version of my usual illustration style. I couldn’t find a liquid splash that fit into the arch I needed so I ended up finding something similar and drawing it out by hand with pencil (turned out pretty nice if I do say so myself). This quickly goes to the top few of my favorite posters that I’ve done.

The Winter Sounds poster

Feb 19

3 Projects Past

For whatever reason these projects got passed by without being posted. Rather than spread them out over the next few weeks (and get more behind posting projects) I’m going to combine them into this one post.

First up is a logo for Kimberly Jane Photography. Fortunately her favorite flowers are lilies (which can look very different depending on what kind they are). It made for a really interesting logo mark. So I created this vector lilly to compliment the color theme and text.

Kimberly Jane Photography

Next is a Coaster for Hoppers. Based on the Chill concept I created previously and the piranha I did for their t-shirts. It seemed an effortless project. Like putting puzzle pieces together that were meant to be together in this perfect space.

Hoppers Coaster Illustration

Lastly is a website header I did for Money Desktop in Flash. There are 5 animations meant to run continuously with small pauses in between or to be clicked around using the navigation at the bottom. It all came together quite nicely. Click Here to see the animation

Flash Module

Jan 25

Caspian concert poster

Posted on Monday, January 25, 2010 in Concert poster, Drawing, Illustration, Print

Another opportunity to design and illustrate a concert poster! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, concert posters are my favorite projects to work on. I like how this one turned out. The word “Caspian” brings to mind Kings and wizards, so I played off of that. I’m excited to see this one in print.

Caspian concert poster

Sep 29

Marcy Playground concert poster

Posted on Tuesday, September 29, 2009 in Concert poster, Drawing, Graphic Design, Illustration, Print

So I’m sitting at a stop light and this idea pops into my head. I held onto it for just the right opportunity. Then I got word of the Marcy Playground concert and I knew that was it. It turned out quite nice, a little darker than I had originally intended but it’s one of my favorites.

Marcy Playground poster