From my vector round series. Keep working and stay passionate! Enjoy.
From my vector round series. Keep working and stay passionate! Enjoy.
I was so fired up the other day when I saw the new trailer for Star Wars - The Force Awakens, I just had to start sketching something out. I would love to do more posters, but it is few and far between when I just randomly do one. So this one came to me fast and knocked it out the other day. It was something where I just took the basic elements of the trailer and incorporated them in a poster. Not to much detail, but wanted to show the dark, but also the return of some familiar characters and ships. Just for fun, but had had fun putting it together. Man, that ending was epic to see Han and Chewie...speechless. Cheers.
Here is a project that is in development, Safari Ted. Just had the idea to put some graphics together for an outdoor adventure clothing line and thought about the traveling Roosevelt. So I went to the Field Notes and did some sketching and came up with a negative space portrait of the man. But really wanted the glasses to stand out and made them reflect. We will see how much further I will take this one, but I like how it turned out. Later.
Been a while since i posted to the notes page. Just wanted to show a couple of the Vector Rounds I have up on the site and on Instagram. Here is a classic, but a goodie, the old Winnebago. I was watching the Winnebago Man on Netflix the other night and got inspire to put some lines and shapes together. I like how it turnout. Always wanted to get one of these and go cross county. Outdoor adventures await. Someday. Enjoy!
Been a while since I have posted on the notes page, just been busy around these parts. Been working up some vectors though, pushing those pixels, good stuff!! Here is one of my favorites I put together today. Started out as a sketch and then turned into something worthy. How those trees turned into loafs of bread, I will never know, but I love how it turned out. Now I just need to work it some more and develop this bad boy. Maybe a nice Italian country side bakery startup! Back to work. Cheers!
I have always liked The Iron Giant, one of my all time favorites. Love the animation style and colors and the overall story. It has always been one of those that I wanted to do a poster for it as well. So I finally sat down and focused and put one together. Wanted to include those awesome fall color trees. So here it is. Just for fun, but also one to check off my list. I know it won't go anywhere, but it is an accomplishment to me and the chance to create something. Keep on thinking of different ways of seeing something, it is always an opportunity to showcase your work. --Enjoy!
I have had this one in the back of my mind for a couple of days and finally got it out on the Photoshop. Wanted to develop a couple of prints with a snow theme to it. I wanted to keep it simple and clean. So I sketched it out, vectored it and then went into Photoshop and mocked it up. I will play it by ear if I turn these into actual prints. We will see. But until then, enjoy and find that fresh pow!
The darkness awaits.
I was developing some vectors in my Field Notes and I started running a shape around, back and fourth, and well let's just say that what I started developing was a Batman symbol. Yes, I know it is a little different then the others, but you know what, I was like let's give it a go. This was more of a one line, minimal, bat symbol. I sketched it out and put it on the chest of the Dark Knight himself and what you see above followed. I added the drop lights to really give this piece some depth and really show off the symbol. Hopefully you dig it. But Like I said this is all for fun and maybe see what might come of it, BUT at the end of this, don't question your creativity, go ahead and put it out there. Create!
I had a quick idea about making a campaign about getting out and going to the outdoors. So I came up with the above. GET OUT! But I got to thinking about the exclamation point and what I could do with that. Then it hit me, a tree. It was one of those things that hit me during the creative moment. But I love that kind of stuff. So I will see what more I do with it, but enjoy and stay tuned and I might put some t-shirts out there. Now GET OUT! Explore what this world has to offer, and have some adventures!!! Later.
I was watching the announcement of the mission to get to Mars today, and was, WOW, that is so cool. Have seen a lot of movies about it, but just never thought it would be something that we would ever consider for a manned mission. I know it will take a while to get there, but I think that is awesome that they are starting the program. So cool. So I was quick to think of a mission patch. I know it won't go anywhere, but just wanted to have some fun and keep those creative juices flowing. So enjoy and we will see what more I can develop with this thing. Later.
It has been a while since I have posted to the notes page. My bad. Hopefully I will be getting back to this on a regular basis. But in the mean time I have created a couple new pages and added a LOT of new work. Check it out and as always, thanks for stopping by.
It's been a long time since I've updated the blog, my apologizes. Just have been busy around here. One thing after another, but it's a good thing. Hope you all are having a good one and pushing those pixels. Here is one that I really enjoyed working on, the Eagle Stamp. I think it would be so AWESOME to design a stamp, probably never happen, but hey make your own! Heck yeah! Hope you dig it. Well time to get back at it! Stay strong out there! Later!
To outer space we go. I have had this one in the Field Notes for a while. Wanted to finally put it in vectors. Trying to use as much of the negative space as I can, get it? Tried to pull in some classic colors as well. A little retro vibes. Well back to work. Happy space travels!
I have been seeing a lot of card deck designs out on the inter webs lately and it got me thinking. So I started sketching out some ideas. I wanted to do a deck series and wanted to keep the art simple, using thick lines. So I got stuck on using the Jack card. I don't know why, but it just seemed to have the best features to transfer into simple lines. So I transferred this bad boy to the computer and applied it to some decks. I call it Double Jacks. Did a few different color options as well. We will see where it goes, but I think I could roll the dice on this one. Sorry bad card jokes, or a poor attempt at one. Ok, back to work. Later days!
I was watching a doc on Abraham Lincoln the other night and I found out that he was in a sword duel with a guy in 1842. I did not know that. It didn't amount to anything, for once the guy saw Lincoln's stature and then Lincoln chopping a lim off a tree in front of him, sent the guy packing. SO what I got to thinking was, man, would't that make a great beer label/craft brew name. Lincoln's Duel. So I put together what you see above. I used Lincoln's signature hat, with cross blades that were used in the duel, so the story was told. I'm going to make up some labels and slap them onto a bottle, and who knows, might even talk to a home brew guy I know to cook me up a batch. We will see. Enjoy.
It is few and far between when a hood ornament stops me dead in my tracks. Holy cow, once I saw this, I was like WOW. The condition was just amazing. Both sides were in great condition, and the hood was such a bright red. I would have bought the truck just for that alone. Plus my dad is a huge International fan, so this one is for him! Keep yer eyes open at all times, treasures are out there. Keep looking.
I hit the road a couple weeks ago to see my bro down in Arizona. It was an awesome road trip. Good times and great sites. Man the colors and the changing landscapes are why I love hitting the road. When the sun starts rising you get such great colors. Plus all the small towns that you roll through have so much character. Like this Cafe I found. Hand painted letters, so good, I could not pass by and not take a photo. Hit the road and discover America.
Been a little quite around the studio here of late. Just nothing really coming in project wise. Been able to catch up on some personal projects that I have been meaning to get to, and take a little breather. I am always open to accepting new work, but none the less, I'm still strong here in the Midwest and pushing forward. Stay inspired and keep making. Later days!
New year, new things. I wanted to shift focus on my Instagram posting of vectors and have a different category of sketches. Thus Square Lines was born. I will see how many of these I will post, but I wanted to have a consistent theme with all of the vectors i posted. Here is the New Year! Later.