Saturday, April 28, 2012

Moped Guy

Okay, so, here he is, the first in hopefully a series of three people riding mopeds. Thoughts are more than welcome!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Motor Scooters and Fat Guys Process

This isn't quite done yet, but I've been drawing stupid stuff like this since I was a kid and, as much of a cliche as it is, I still find the idea of a big, mean lookin' dude driving a motor scooter or other tiny vehicle hilarious.

I've been reading Chuck Jones' second autobiography, "Chuck Reducks", and, needless to say, it's been incredibly influential on my work. I grew up watching Chuck Jones (Tex Avery, Bob Clampett, etc.) cartoons and, amongst other things, these old cartoons are what truly got me into drawing and painting. After several years of pushing away my cartoony sensibilities and focusing on other aspects of art and design, I've finally accepted cartoons and goofy stuff as what I truly love to draw and create and I think my work shows that.
Anyways, I'll be throwin' the finish of this bad lad up here in the coming days and I think I'm going to do two more of these to make it a series (different characters of course). Hope you're diggin' the direction and thanks for stopping in!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Hellish Relish Semi-Final

Okay so after getting to see some neat-o process, you can check out the "final" version of it. Thoughts and crits are more than welcome *<8;0p (Wink-y faced clown sticking his tongue out)

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Hellish Relish Process

Took a break from pluggin' away at my relish label to share what I had with ya thus far.

I'm having a lot of fun with it, just a fun cartoony devil with some devilishly hot relish.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Hellish Relish

This is the beginning of my next project for Senior Studio.

My school had Leo Espinosa in to speak about his work and the industry last week and I was lucky enough to be able to show him my portfolio afterward. He was really phenomenal and his work is awesome, the biggest thing I took away from his presentation and our chat is that characters, regardless of what they're for, need to be developed and actually be "characters".

Anyways, my friends were joking about pickeling stuff the other day when one of them said "Hellish Relish" and this image jumped into my skull. These aren't the only thumbnails, but I am digging the direction so far and really enjoy this character. Hopefully this will be a kick-ass relish label when I'm done!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Geometric Shapes are Apparently my Jam

I've been incredibly busy finishing up school, but I had a free evening a few weeks ago and created this.

I named the file "randomcrystalthingy" and, honestly, that's the only way I can describe it. This was kind of fun for me to work on because usually I put a lot of planning and thought into my illustrations, but this time around, I just opened Illustrator and made it. It's not the greatest thing I've ever done, but it's just weird enough that I kinda like it.

Pitch Imperfect Logo

I worked on this a while ago, but I figure I'll post it now! It's just a little logo I created for my friends; they were hoping to start a record label, and by George, they kinda did. They haven't been keeping up with it as much as they could, but they're still in school. So hopefully when they're all wrapped up with that, they'll get back into this!