It's been a while since I've done a self portrait and at least a year since I've done an entire piece of artwork in oil pastels. So, I decided to set up a mirror and draw my mugshot.
Monday, March 18, 2013
I was recently commissioned to do an illustration that is to be used as a logo for a Charity Motorcycle rally for C.Mo's Kids. My first sketch idea was to have the logo look light-hearted. I drew most of my inspiration from photos of old motorcycles and older biker fashion from the 40s and 50s (leather jackets, motorcycle goggles, etc).
But eventually it was decided to change the look of C.Mo to resemble someone in a modern day biker gang; sleeveless jean jacket, ape hanger handle bars on bike, tattoos, with a 'man on a mission' expression.
The trickiest part of the final logo was simplifying it enough so that it would read well on
a t-shirt, yet keeping enough detail so that all the important parts of the motorcycle were represented.
I wanted to redo a logo for a menu design in my portfolio for a restaurant called the 'Dueling Swordfish'. My original plan was to have the logo laid out horizontally with two swordfish fighting eachother wearing Musketeer hats as if they were having a fencing competition. I slowly started to abandon the idea for a more dynamic looking scene. The look of the original sketch seemed a little too cartoony for the theme of the restaurant, so with a little work in Photoshop I rendered the logo to have the feel of a woodcut, with the blue and green color scheme carried throughout.
Final logo as it looks like on the lunch menu.
I started working on the poster for the short film 'Fox the Gambler'. The idea for the design was influenced from a few classic movie posters. It was to have the same illustrative collage as the 'Animal House' poster, yet still clearly show the hierarchy of the characters like many adventure movie posters such as 'Star Wars' and 'Indiana Jones'.
The central image of the poster was gonna be the opening scene of the movie when the main character, severely down on his luck, gambles his life on a game of Russian roulette. So the first two sketches I drew had that as the main focus, with the rest of the cast floating around him. I also wanted to insert the scene where the main character and main antagonist duel it out on the bowling lanes, which becomes the climax of the movie.
Eventually it was decided to change Fox's pose from holding the gun to his head, to just holding it in front of him. Also a few secondary characters where eliminated as well, including the cat in the front of the poster whose part was significantly cut in the editing room.
Final Poster for 'Fox the Gambler'.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Cartoon for Euro-Pac President Peter Schiff and John Downs, shown above with Ron Paul
I originally gave two different options for the Schiff character, one that made him look like a suave late-night talk show host and another that was more reserved.
For Downs, I wanted to make him look like more of a young sidekick.
In the end it was decided to not really exaggerate any of their features, but instead to poke all the fun at rodeo clown Ben Bernanke, an always reliable punching bag for Lampoon the System.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Friday, March 4, 2011
This is a comic for a website in which people write in about an unfortunate life story that makes them say "F My Life!" I was told to make a comic that doesn't just illustrate the exact story but adds to the humor in it's own way. Here is the story:
"Today I heard my sister masturbating in her room. I took the dog around the block to get out of the house. When I came back I saw her leaving her room... with my electric toothbrush in her hand. FML."
To see other stories and illustrations go to www.fmylife.com