A sequence of images for one of the scenes in the graphic novel “GFW ’27″.
Sketch in Prismacolor pencil first, then scanned. I play with the contrast in Photoshop, and reduce the saturation. The color is added in layers (background and character). Finally, the color and transparency of the layers are adjusted to the final blueish color.
I’m pretty selective on getting involved in design contests, because the odds are generally not that great of winning and you work up front for free. On the flip side, when you try to win over a new account or client you put in time and effort creating concepts to show them how happy they could be with you doing their creative work – so, it depends on the situation.
Current Motor based in Michigan (so am I eh!), is one of those situations. I like what they’re doing, and their location within the state. They have created a high performance scooter capable of 65+ miles an hour (distance of 50 miles before re-charge). Lot’s of features, check it out for yourself > Current Motor.
The design contest has a Earth Day theme, so I created some custom made leaf brushes from photos I had taken in the fall, and layered them on in Photoshop over the 3 templates they provided for the design competition. Below are some quick images of the project- you can view my entry at this link (Talenthouse).
People can appreciate art, but still be unsure of how they can benefit from it. To help the consumer envision the application of images one of the jobs as an Illustrator is to put the work (‘talent’) into context as examples. One of the parts of my portfolio I’m building is ‘context’ based art. Here are some examples that I’ve been experimenting with.
A tongue twister or country song title (maybe both)? Really, it’s the frustrating problem of coming across a paint brush that has had it’s bristles bent while in storage.
Sometimes getting a brush back into use fixes it right up, other times those bristles seem to have a mind and direction of their own. Don’t throw it away! So how do you fix it?
I found this brush of mine for some reason in my toolbox (I have no idea, so I’ll blame the kids). The first picture you can see it has a ‘wave’ to the bristles. When I soaked the bristles some relaxed, others kept the wave going.
These are done as exercises (warm up sketches) in getting some creative ideas going, here are some of the more recent characters. This exercise helps me in switching gears to drawing, and turning the imagination on and getting my mind off of ’linear’ thinking.
Handy tool that I came across while recently updating my LinkedIn account, the Google Presentation tool.
You have to create a Google account first, then after clicking the ‘Documents’ category on your account, there is a tab for ‘Create New’. Just select “Presentation” and it pretty well walks you through the rest. LinkedIn is just one example of applications you could then use this promotional item with.