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here's a blog update. from nolen! my lack of participation due to various factors had a negative impact on ryan as well...so blame all lack of updates on me.
here's some things i've done in the long downtime...lots more added in the coming days including recrod label logos, shirt designs, etc.
this was the sketch for the president of the university of baltimore's holiday card
done with sharpie on tracing paper and colored with illustrator cs2:
i liked how loose and free this was...but they wanted it tightened up...no xmas colors on the snowman...plus he had to be smaller to show off UB's new student center (that's the bldg in the snowglobe...it opens in January)...and they wanted the snow on the tree to look less like icing...
these are the final pencils after getting those edits:
And this is the final inked piece, inked oh-so-professionally with sharpie and uniball deluxe finepoint ballpoint purchased at CVS, then scanned, colored in illustrator. The glass flare/light reflection is a trick i learned from old Marvel comics from the 70s that had lots of occult/mystic stuff (Man-Thing, Dr. Strange, etc)...it's a good trick i think:
This is the ballpoint pen sketch for a boutique logo I did while waiting on my friends to finish up at The Beatnik Barbershop, a small, new, barbershop for men (what a novel idea in this day and age) located on Read St. where I get my hair cut now. Drawing these heraldry animals (in this case a rampant lion, rampant being the name for the pose) is very difficult as I learned while working on this project...finding the right balance of mass and style of curls and all that is not an easy task. Below this is the near-complete (minus the claws and finessing some of the curves) version of the art as redrawn in Illustrator. The type is custom lettering that I created. The stencil style fits the cut up/stencil looking style of the lion and helps make this dated imagery a bit more contemporary.
annnnd...here's some letters i drew on a flyer for a show i booked at CCAS that's coming up in a few days...the deer is taken from an EXCELLENT Dover book of 1419 copyright-free illustrated Animals that I borrowed from Sara...
more later this week and hopefully i'll be, if not daily, several days a week updating from now on...