I did this piece for my environments class as prep for a Zine project to come. This particular environment is a preliminary treatment of the setting in a story written by my good friend and DV brother Nate Perkins. The Zine will also feature a story from another good pal and DV brother, Charlie Wildey. I'll post updates throughout the next few months, culminating in a show/release party in the spring. Stay tuned!
Sunday, December 29, 2013
My wonderful sister Heather got married this week, so I painted this sign for her and her new husband Darren. It was fun to do the sort of interlocking curved text, and especially challenging in that I have been trying to do everything without the aid of masking tape for my top and bottom lines recently. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out, and they were too. Congrats, Heather and Darren!
Sunday, December 15, 2013
This is the final for my digital illustration class. The prompt was simply to create an illustration that came from a piece of music, be it a loose interpretation or album art. I chose to do album art (specifically, a fantasy sleeve design for a 7" single), and after several other sketches, chose to go with the Cramps' cover of Dwight Pullen's rockabilly classic, "Sunglasses After Dark". In the middle image, you see my initial Cintiq color sketch, with the final product above it and the black and white line art below. The color and "Sunglasses After Dark" lettering were done in photoshop (lettering on a Cintiq is the worst thing in the world) I've got prints of this one for sale (7"x7", $5!), so get yours in before Christmas has come and gone!
This week's sign features lyrics from a brilliant Hank Williams song, and was fun to paint. I wanted to try out a little more free form script, and I'm happy with how it came out. Stop by next week for more Sunday Sign fun!
Sunday, December 8, 2013
I'd had this old metal flake panel kicking around for years, which I painted as a test panel for my cb125 forever ago. I always meant to letter something on it, so I finally did! Seen here with the stabilo lines still on it!
Sunday, December 1, 2013
This week's Sunday Sign comes from Boise. I lettered this on the back of my Dad's MC helmet while visiting up there for Thanksgiving. My buddy Kim brought over this terrifying Santa Claus Mask from the 40's, so I thought I'd model it for the sign photo. Merry Creepsmas!