Last two were made rather quickly. Getting the details for posters on Friday, that are due by Sunday = YAY! (Not really! HAHA)
I like the Bear Cat one though
artwork and words from below
Hey cool dudes, here’s a thing I did about a month ago, and just now stumbled across the final image. Above is how it looked when it left my hands. See the final dealio below.
I knew they were going to change things, but not that drastically. Still, the cut-out aesthetic works pretty well. I don’t luuuuurve it, but it’s a definitely not what I was expecting, and it’s interesting to see. I like the hanging signs/clouds (too bad that url text block isn’t hung too.. blows the illusion a bit)
I am bummed to see feature elements from my original layout (the skull and balloons) recycled multiple times though… that’s one of my biggest personal design/illustration peeves that I try to avoid as much as possible, although time’s generally the deciding factor.
As per usual, no doubt saying all of this ( is woefully unprofessional, but for whatever reason (just not ruthless enough?), I don’t mind theoretically crippling my career by being honest. But just so it’s clear, I don’t hate it, and I’m not having a sook. I thought it might be interesting (I know there’s a few upcoming designers who sometimes read this blog) to give an example about how things can sometimes go. This is very very chilled out compared to some other experiences.
and just for kicks, cuz I really liked how it turned out, is my intial sketch for the general concept. this was using speakers in place of mouths with cut off wire tongues (disappointed they wussed out and went with a fully betongued version) but apparently it wasn’t clear enough. I dunno… Design by committee seems the swiftest way to completely suck the life and personality out of something. I’ll be more careful in future.
This was pretty fun to make. I’d never really tried graffiti style writing before… although it may have turned out more Day of the Tentacle than Wu-Tang Clan, but hey, that’s all good. I’ve been really enjoying drawing, from a probably over-analytical point of view. Just interesting looking at other peoples work or ways of drawing things, then mentally breaking them down and understanding how and why they work, and reinterpreting it as my own. Certainly learn a lot more than just straight up copying styles. In retrospect I probably should’ve made this a portrait poster rather than landscape. Ah well
Aww hell naw, what’s up dog indeed. I pretty much traced a photo for this poster. I kinda hate doing that, but whatever, it works, and it doesn’t look particularly traced, so I probably should’ve just kept my mouth shut and let you all think I’d suddenly mastered anatomy and perspective and drawing dogs.
So, for whatever reason, I was super productive this weekend and got 3 posters started and finished. It was a good time. And they’re all totally different. I still struggle with that, as an artist… it seems like if you want to really get ahead you have to continually re-re-re-re-re-re-do the same thing, with minor variations. Which makes sense I suppose. I dunno, I guess I haven’t found that thing I want to do repeatedly yet. In the mean time, playing around and trying out whatever takes my fancy seems to be working out pretty well.
On with the show.