Thursday, April 28, 2016

My Very First Logo

Well, it's probably not my very first logo; I probably designed some others when I was in High School and before that (mostly for hand-crafted "magazines" and comics that my friend and I "published" - as in "made one copy on notebook paper"), but I didn't come across any of those sorting through a huge pile of business cards this afternoon.

This is a mockup of a label for a pretend beer product that was developed as the class project in a class on Advertising in the Wharton School of Business. I took this class to fulfill one of my elective requirements for my Electrical Engineering degree. So this makes it sometime in 1979 or 1980 or thereabouts.

The class was set up as an Advertising Agency and I was the head of the Creative Department. We also storyboarded a 1-minute commercial. I remember being part of the presentation to representatives from Annhauser-Bush. It wasn't anything like Mad Men.


Friday, April 8, 2016

I drew a thing

I'm feeling better and better about my pencil abilites. Now, I need to add color to my toolbox.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Daily drawing practice

I've decided to spend some quality time with my pencils and pens. This is what I've put into my sketchbook over the past 4 days, in no particular order.

Ziggy, from a photograph

Rough sketch for a future coloring page. Pencil then ink (then pencil gets erased)

Freehand knotwork while watching the latest episode of "Vikings" plus some cats.


"Goddess" - no reference photo. this is the first time I've managed a person with decent proportions without needing a reference. 

Grizzly bear study

Grizzly bear coloring page (work in progress)

another coloring page

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Lunacon 2016

Lunacon is a fan-run Science Fiction convention held in March. I was asked to design the convention and staff t-shirts, which feature space art by Rick Sternbach (of Star Trek fame). I hope I put them in a nice setting. I heard from the convention chair that he liked them.



Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Monday, January 4, 2016

New Year, New Portfolio

I'm starting to update my portfolio and website to reflect all the work that I've done for the past year (and the last time these items got updated). Here's a peek at what I'm doing right now:



Friday, December 25, 2015

My yule gift

Finally, after years of lusting after this piece of technology, I had enough of a business case to justify purchasing a Wacom Cintiq 13HD.

There is a bit of a learning curve, but I'm "powering through" it.

These are some of the things I've created since I got the thing on Monday:

The Elements - a first draft coloring page, colored in. Illustrator and Photoshop

Snow Girl, from a photograph by Antonia Barry (Ant B Ceramics)