Just wanted to wish you all a very Merry Christmas, if that’s your thing; if not, Happy Holidays!
Hey there, blog that I haven’t posted a story on in years. I’ve recently painted a digital likeness of Tony Stark’s alter-ego, Ironman, which I would like you to see. Please, enjoy it!
Thinking I may clean up some of the rough edges around the eye area, or just leave it the way it is… I don’t have a lot of time to do this stuff anymore so I really enjoyed working on this one. Also, Ironman 3 is getting closer, and after the trailer, I’m stoked.
Did this poster for a guy at work, he and his sister are HUGE into Sons of Anarchy. He wanted a poster made to frame and give to his sister for Christmas. So I obliged.
The original artwork was, of course, all pencil on paper. He wanted me to make it as close to the actual reaper from the show as possible, so that’s what I did. Then I scanned it into Photoshop and put it on a nice grungy paper texture, added the text and was done.
In the end, once I showed him a digital copy, he like so much he told me to print off an extra for himself. Now I don’t know, but when you give someone a Christmas present, isn’t it bad form to give yourself one of the same thing? Just a thought.
So, I haven’t updated this beast in a loooong time. Which means, you guys have no idea what I’ve been up to! I don’t know who “you guys” are because nobody actually reads this crap, do they?
So lately I have been working here and there on a few freelance jobs, not a lot, but a few. One of the projects I worked on was a rebrand of an industrial supplies company, got the gig through Sandy Bay Networks. My task was to make 3 website ‘mock-ups’ for the client to chose from. I also made a new logo for them that they didn’t use. PS – The logo seen on the sites was NOT the one made by me. Obviously.
I’m going to try to keep up on the blog fairly regularly again… I know it’s unlikely, but I’ll try my damnedest.
I know I usually (okay always) feature my own junk on my blog, BUT, when I started it, the point wasn’t to showcase all of my own work. The point was to showcase work I enjoyed, work that inspired me and work that was (very simply) good. So now, as we stand here at a crossroads in my blog, I wish to present, the portrait prince himself, Mr. Jeff Whitehead.
This guy (literally) taught me everything I know about digital art and graphic design. He is department head/instructor at the Centre for Arts and Technology in Halfax, NS and he was my teacher. So here, for you viewing pleasure, are some of his works. Check him out on Behance.
So here’s the thing, I’ve entered a few submissions for a cover art contest for a wicked band; The Drills. There were really no rules and absolutely no creative direction… I quote, “just have fun and kick the shit out of it!”.
The thing is, the band is going to pick a top 10, then it’s going to be a public vote for the winner. So everyone who reads this better go vote for me when I update with where you can do it!! The winner gets a f*$king awesome ESP Viper that has the finish torched and signed by Phil X himself (he’s a session guitarist who just got off tour with Bon Jovi).
So here are a few options I came up with.
What separates us from the cyclopeses? The other eye.
Two eyes, each seeing a slightly different angle of what we are looking at, is known as binocular vision. This is what allows us to watch Avatar in 3-D. You see, a 3-D movie is shot or edited so that there are two overlapping images (much as your eyes would do naturally). Each of these overlapping images is a different “colour” (I know that’s not right nerds, calm down, this is for non-nerds), and each of those “colours” corresponds to one polarized lens of the 3-D glasses, but can not be seen by the other lens. This is why it appears 3-D, because each eye is seeing a slightly different image. It’s brilliant, really.
3-D movies have been around much longer than you might think, The earliest confirmed 3-D film shown to a paying audience was The Power of Love, which premiered at the Ambassador Hotel Theater in Los Angeles on September 27, 1922; 88 years ago. Although attempts had been made all the way back to the 1890′s.
So as you probably know, this Friday, April 22nd, is Earth Day. Starbucks will have a promotion on in the US and Canada, for one day only, that you can get free coffee or tea when you get it in a reusable mug. Can you imagine how many paper cups will not be going to the landfill if even a portion of the Starbucks coffee drinkers take advantage of that?
Anyway, I made a poster to celebrate Earth Day and promote the Starbucks campaign. Also check out the cool video that they uploaded on YouTube, it’s so cool!
Oh she’s finally done! I haven’t worked on this in ages! I picked up the tablet stylus and went to it today and was done within a couple of hours. I’ll probably be picky and find something else to change, but for now, this is she. I’m very proud of the result.
Total painting time ~20hrs
I have been working on some (real) projects lately! The first was a logo design for Tracy Vigliarolo, owner/operator of One Day at a Time Occupation Therapy and Professional Organization. Check them out here (site under construction). Once we had the logo pinned down, she asked me if I would do a business card for her as well. So, here is what we came up with!
Next, Sandy Bay Networks, a web development company out of Port Hawkesbury, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia needed a logo design for their custom Content Management System, FuzeCMS. So I went to work. I wanted to give them something that matched their current branding and existing company logo, this is what we ended up going with.
Well, that’s what I’ve been up to the past couple weeks. Other than that, I’ve just been searching like mad for a day-to-day job to get a steady paycheck coming in for Mr. Student Loan (my arch nemesis). I don’t know what’s coming up around the corner but I’ll be sure to blog about it, cause I’m cool like that.
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