Wednesday, December 19, 2007

buckwild

here's some progress screenshots. don't really get to draw a lot of this detailed full color shit (or work with the customers that want it) too much anymore... as tedious as it is to create, it was a nice change of pace.





Wednesday, December 05, 2007

texas justice

been super busy (as usual, it seems). just finished up A SHITLOAD of work. can't post just yet, but i can tell you that it is totally radical and was a blast to work on. waiting on checks to come in the mail sucks... especially when i want to buy my family and friends sweet christmas gifts. also, me and my dad have started work on finishing off part of my basement. i will have a pretty damn nice design/illustration studio when its all said and done. lots of work between now and then though. look for progress pics soon. i finished this design up recently. i want to do more stuff for bands that rock. these guys rock, check em out.

Friday, November 02, 2007

guitar skull

got this request after some one saw my converse chucks skull.


Wednesday, October 31, 2007

redneck character dump

here's some old characters that i drew up some time ago... probably 2 or 3 years ago. one of these just recently resurfaced in a t-shirt design for wal-mart.




Tuesday, October 09, 2007

stencil work process

i'll be posting more from this series of graphics in the near future... but first here's the process.

1. initial sketch- pencil on paper.

2. inking- scanned sketch as grayscale. changed to blue in photoshop and printed out. inked directly on top of the printout and rescanned as rgb.

3. dropped blue channel & adjusted contrast using curves leaving only my cleaned up ink lines. manipulated lines to look like spraypaint- involving dissolve layers, smudge tool, filters- including spatter, gaussian blur, unsharp mask, clouds, ect., quick masks, brush tool... pretty normal photoshop tricks.

4. the inevitable revise. repositioned and resized the halo (and the branding... which i've removed for this post-- but i gotta give another shout out to house industries for their flyer fonts collection)

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

this was my welcome-back-to-the-midwest project

i don't think this design could get any brighter or bigger. -- just what the customer wanted.

front:


back:



ps. that's also some hand-drawn script... not a font. on a redneck-pleasing level, i'm pretty proud of the way it turned out.

Friday, August 17, 2007

long time. no post

... been busy/crazy with work, going to weddings, & moving from california to st. louis. its good to be back. feels like home again. i'll try to post more regularly. below is yet another skull for ya.



i love doing art for converse.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

so...

i had this meeting today for a pretty substantial future project. walk in and say hello to everyone and one of the guys i'm meeting with is wearing a shirt that i did the art for some time back for an unrelated project. i'm not sure, but i have a feeling this new project might go pretty well.

the tattoo still trumps everything, but that was still pretty cool.

Friday, June 15, 2007

bling, blang



the 1980's called. they want their colors back.

Thursday, May 31, 2007

i post TOO many skulls

scroll through previous entries to see the original version of the below.

this is revision #1.... "can you make the skull look happy?.... and the colors duller?"

this is revision #2...."it needs to be a little more happier... and maybe not so pronounced...."

... final outcome: design dropped. sometimes dealing with brands is frustrating... but the successes seem to make up for the failures.

been busy traveling again. i'll try and post pics of the adventure sometime soon.

Monday, May 14, 2007

spotted

some tee graphics that i did a while back have resurfaced on the cover of a summer catalog and on the bicep of some guy. its always a good feeling to know that some one liked your art enough to use it for additional purposes.


Saturday, May 12, 2007

Saturday, April 14, 2007

splattered

i did this some time back... but i think its finally ok to post it now. just another take on an image of a skull.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

KKJ

this is a project that I did for friends of mine that are about to get married.... their wedding monogram. Sometimes it take a lot of scribbling to come up with something that I am satisfied with. K-K-J are some hard letters to work with in that order! and the fact that i didn't really know what a wedding monogram was supposed to be before i started didn't really help the process flow too quickly either.




Can't wait to see everyone in May! Congrats Jeff and Katelyn!!!

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

hands... again.

i really like the way that this graphic turned out... and the client was happy with it as well. its good when things work out and everyone is pleased. i really want to find the time to do other stuff like this in the future... maybe a handscreened poster or something.... finding the time to do so will be the difficult part.


and on a side note... i will be traveling a lot over the summer (starting tomorrow!) mostly for work but also for fun and weddings. i will have to remember to bring along a sketchbook and a camera!

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Tiki Time

I'm happy with the overall "vintage look" that this design hopefully was able to capture.


you gotta love the typography of house industries for a project like this.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

smoke

here's a view from my front door. check out the smoke from a wildfire off in the distance.
it made everything turn this weird shade of yellow as it covered the sky.


kind of looked like a scene from some apocalypse movie.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

hundred- work

i figured out how to make animated gif files of process on work. click on the image below to view the animation.

Friday, March 02, 2007

hundred dollar bill

this was for a project that was just dropped.

all digital painting & digital manipulation.

Friday, February 23, 2007

textures

just playing around with some different textures to try and take away from the "digital look" that adding color in photoshop tends to create with images.


i'll probably be experimenting with this technique more in the future.

Friday, February 09, 2007

butterfly

haven't posted in a while. been crazy busy lately... trying to get ready for a tradeshow in vegas that i will be attending next week. i'm definitely looking forward to the time outside of the office! i feel like i need to recharge my creative energy... this trip will hopefully provide an opportunity for that.

here's something i just finished up. i'm pretty happy with the finished graphic.




the final graphic is tilted like that to fit on the left shoulder of a girls shirt.